Christmas is coming, can’t you feel it?! The days are hot, the summer storms have started, I’ve bought cards and stamps and have started Chrissy shopping! School is making Christmas craft, learning carols for the end of year concert. The shops are getting busy with people browsing for the perfect gift or gifts. People are bitching about the “true” meaning of Xmas, spreading rumours about a war on it, negotiations between family factions have started to solve the annual dilemma of which meal where and with whom, and I had my first slice of Christmas fruit cake (you know the Lion’s ones with the icing that you get from the old lady at the card table at the local shops) at morning tea yesterday.
It’s time to get baking – gingerbread men, houses and all things ginger. Puddings should have been made by now, hanging around the house up until their Christmas lunch boiling up. I need to decide on an advent calendar for myself – I’ve been eyeing off the ones with booze in them. Mum’s bought a train with a Santa for around the base of her tree! I’ve wanted one all my life, and now we have one!
Oh and the kids (and me) are starting to beg to put up the tree! I’ll have to pull out my boxes of decorations soon to see what’s intact from last year, what needs replacing, and what I don’t really like. Then track down some bargains in purples and pinks to add to my collection! Untangling the lights is always on the list of things that shouldn’t be attempted on a forty degree day, and should be reserved for an air-conditioned room with a cold one in a novelty stubbie holder nearby.
The calendar is filling up, with dinners and drinks, and BBQs and pub crawls taking up the key dates for the next five weeks. The thoughts of “do I have enough outfits for this summer” is met with a no, and I’m ready to hit the shops next payday for a couple new frocks that suit the heatwave conditions we’re bound to have through til Valentine’s day.
While we can’t all have such spectacular lights displays as the ones at Hunter Valley Gardens in our front yards, but I love going around the streets in the leadup til Christmas looking at all the pretty lights! There can be a real festival atmosphere, with charity fundraisers and ice-cream vans on the busier streets!
One place you can expand your Christmas Lights collection is at CrazySales, an online marketplace with all the bargains, from lights, to food dehydrators, to robot vacuums and tool boxes!! One of the largest online department stores serving the country, CrazySales is 100% Australian owned and operated, too!
Please comment below describing your ideal Xmas light set-up in 30 words or less. What awesome decorations have you seen in your neighbourhood and want to top? Because we all know it’s a competition :p (not)
The winner will be judged on awesomeness and creativity.
Entries close midnight 30th November 2015, and is open to those with Australian addresses only.
I’d love for you to share this comp with your friends on social media!
How to enter:
1. Go to http://www.firmoo.com/collection-for-bloggers.html and pick the pair you’d get if you won
2. Tell me here which ones you’d pick
3. Tell me a funny story about you and wearing glasses (or not wearing them! I was once at a conference and one of my colleagues commented during a keynote presentation that the slides were unprofessionally blurry… ummm, needless to say she didn’t drive the work car back to Canberra!)
The most amusing tale will win :)
Entries close Wednesday, September 23 (Liam’s sixth birthday!) Sydney time.
Voucher will include frames, shipping and standard 1.5 index lenses. If you want thinner lenses, you can upgrade when you order :)
I’ve always been the cooker and not the dishwasher.
I’ve even been banned from doing my partner’s washing in the past (too many tissues getting through my sorting)
Which is why I like easy things – and this OMO and Jif are certainly easy options!
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So, you wanna WIN a cool little birdie necklace? One that is no longer available online? This one is particular? I happen to have two of these little cuties, and wanna give one to you!
I know, awesome hey?
All I ask you to do, is click through to Shanalogic.com and tell me the most awesomest thing you see there in a comment on this post!!! You can enter once each day with a new thing of awesome! The winner will be selected randomly using a WP plugin on Wed 9th May, after midday. The comp is open to ANYONE around the world, because you all rock and it won’t cost me much more to send it OS ;)
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