Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Belated Merry Christmas

This is the post I was supposed to write yesterday afternoon.  However it was so exhausting watching all the ‘little people’ unwrap their presents I went and had an afternoon nap.  So a belated Merry Christmas to our readers.

By now you will realise there are only 364 days to Christmas!


Don’t get me going about the very commercial nature of Christmas and those other festive holidays.

My brother and sister-in-law invited us to their family Christmas Brunch.  They also live in Perth, but closer to the ocean.  Whilst they don’t have an ocean view their home is cooler as they get a cool afternoon westerly breeze off the Indian Ocean.  If it gets really hot there is a nice pool to go ‘skinny dipping’ swimming in.  With the mercury over 30 I was tempted!


There seemed to be an almost endless quantity of presents for the little ones.


For the ‘wrinklies’ there was a ‘Secret Santa’.  Every adult was requested to purchase a present with a maximum value of $10.  These were all placed in a large sack.  A raffle was taken to identify the order in which adults selected one of the presents.  Each adult was required to unwrap their present so the other adults could see the present.  Each subsequent adult to select a present was able to exchange it with another who had drawn earlier.  Jan drew No1 and was therefore unable to exchange her selected gift.  I drew No2 and could therefore only exchange with Jan.  hopefully you get the idea.

My brother’s gift was a set of mouthguards.  Initially I thought they were sports mouthguards but eventually realised they were “joke” guards.  Each adult was required to fit a mouthguard and then read a sentence.


It proved to be darned hard work with very indistinct speech and copious dribbling! Smile

Jan thinks she saw this next one in the Daily Mail.


Hi Ade and Karen.  Merry Christmas and have a safe New Year.

1 comment :

Ade said...

Cheers Tom and a great safe New Year to you and Jan.