Merry Christmas in Merry Melbourne πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Ž

We’ve been in Melbourne for almost two weeks and I’ve fallen badly behind with the blog – blame the kids!!!!! Alice and Marc arrived a few days after us and then Tom two days after that … and what with Christmas and the cricket … there really are endless excuses!!! We have just been having the BEST time. Initially stayed with our amazing friends Kaye and Greg, then we moved into a nearby motel (our own 3 bedroom apartment) but still spending time with Kaye and Greg each day. Β Have been doing some fitness training (well one session for me and lots of running for Steve!) Β Naturally some shopping to get into the Christmas spirit – never stops feeling weird seeing Christmas trees and Santa costumes in the sunshine! Β Had a night out in St. Kilda – some great dancing moments. Β Kaye and Greg hosted a pre-Christmas drinks party to welcome us all to Oz – met their lovely friends and consumed much prosecco. Β Some chilled time at our hotel pool as well.

So, as a means to catch up on myself, these next few blogs will be (for now) a photos with captions.

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The beach local to Kaye and Greg’s house in Highett, Melbourne

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Yay!! Alice and Marc arrived xx

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…and yippee, Tom came too. Amazed us all by getting up to do the Park Run after 4 hours sleep (following 36 hours of traveling).

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A Melbourne Parkrun pose (and a little Alice and Dad skip)!!

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Greg, casually sipping red wine on the beach on Christmas Eve, chilled as ever!

 

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Christmas Eve picnic on Brighton Beach, Melbourne (amazing picnic supplied by Kaye x

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Beautiful Brighton Beach with its pretty collection of beach huts

 

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Christmas day at Kaye and Greg’s – let the fun begin …

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Many games, much dressing up, many many laughs !!

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A toast to the chefs

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Highly recommend Aldi Champagne Christmas pudding

 

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Even found time for an afternoon stroll to the local park to play cricket and frisby

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Tea time at the Christmas Day cricket

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And of course, Christmas 2017 wouldn’t have been complete without a game of Speak Out!! We laughed till we cried

 

 

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