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At last its here! We've been like two kids waiting for our very different Christmas day to arrive. We spent Christmas Eve with Sean and Jolen, a nice Northern Irish couple who live in the bottom room of our house. We had a few beers and just chatted about our different spells in Sydney, which was good craic. We had the option of going out with the rest of the house, but since they were going on a booze cruise which would have made me sick as a dog, we decided to stay on dry land. We had an early wake up after our late night, our next door flatmate's all getting up before ten to trade gifts. We had been unable to wait and we had swapped gifts before going to bed at around 2 am.
We opened up our gifts from home soon after getting up. Thank you so much to everyone for our great gifts, we appreciate the effort. We had our Christmas dinner downstairs with Sean and Jolene around 3, we supplied lamb steaks and burgers which we cooked in the sunshine on the BBQ, along with my favourite cheese and pineapple on a stick, crackers with dips and fresh cherries (an Aussie Christmas delight). Sean and Jolene made some 'proper' dinner with chicken, sweetcorn, peas and tasty mashed potato, so it was a nice mix and a good laugh. We said our goodbyes around 5 and we headed to Bondi beach, which was simply crammed with thousands of people surfing and sun worshiping. We had bought tickets for a Gatecrasher gig which had been on since 10 that morning, so we headed in straight away to find a few thousand people dancing away in the 30 degree heat.
All and all we had a great day, so different to what we are used to and of course it doesn't compare with a family Christmas, but theres not doubting this Christmas will always stand out more than most others. Merry Christmas everyone!!