Tuesday, December 25, 2012

'twas the night before Christmas...

It's Christmas Eve it's Christmas Eve it's CHRISTMAS EVE!!! I feel like a kid again. I really do love Christmas and I can't wait to see Mr Oliver's reaction to all the presents under the tree in the morning! No doubt he'll be more interested in the paper then the gift but hey, I'm excited still :-)

It does feel a little strange to be away from my family, to not be swimming in the pool and watching carols on tv and to be having a winter Christmas but not a white Christmas though :-( But anyway - we embraced the season on the weekend, deciding to go and see some lights a little further north that were meant to be really good.

Well... It ended up being an all night mammoth effort. For the first time, our GPS failed us. Big time. It took us to a same name street up in some random neighbourhood that it thought was the same suburb in an unlit forest with no lights in sight. We drove around and around and couldn't figure it out.

We were both feeling pretty frustrated, wondering if it was worth all the effort but given that we'd already driven an hour I was determined to see some Christmas lights. So we eventually found a servo and bought a map. Good old, old fashioned map - it worked a treat! I'm so glad we didn't just call it a night and head home because this little community put one of the most impressive displays I have ever seen. It was super busy - the cul-de-sac was closed to vehicles and street parking was full a km in advance. The home owners were all out in their yards, roasting marshmallows over fires, drinking wine, playing guitar... It was gorgeous!

Mr Oliver was super excited - pointing everything out to us and running around madly...

Sometimes he seemed a little stunned... I know I was. The lights can be a little overwhelming!!!

One of the most impressive parts of the display was this enormous Christmas tree - Mitch reckoned it looked like it belonged in a Dr Seuss book?

Happy Christmas Eve all!!!


  1. happy christmas even to you and your loved ones too.

    i love the lights and the effort people put into decorating their house

  2. I love this post! It made my day. :)

    And yes, I have to agree that the giant tree looks like it belongs in Dr. Suess' Whoville.

    Merry Christmas Eve!

  3. Beautiful pictures!

    Merry Christmas to ou and ours! :)


  4. Oh! What magical scenes of Christmas! Beautiful!


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