Christmas, Downunder style

Our cousins, the Kiwis, actually came up with this perfect Antipodean Christmas Carol but…it’s all in the family so I’m claiming it for Australia too! Mwahahaha…-cough-

My thanks to Carol of Carol Cooks, for introducing me to the Summer Wonderland video, and some fantastic foodie delights during the year. Apart from being a great cook, Carol also has a wicked sense of humour which is why I believe she should be an honorary Antipodean. Welcome to the Downunders, Carol!

As for everyone else, wherever you are, and whatever you plan to cook for your <<insert name of holiday here>> I hope you have a safe holiday even if it isn’t the most joyous one. Next year will be better, and next holiday will make up for this one.

Stay strong, stay safe, stay well.

Massive hugs
Meeks

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19 responses to “Christmas, Downunder style

  • marianallen

    That. Was. EPIC! Thanks for the grin. HUGS

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  • anne54

    Love the video Meeks! That young guy (whose name I should know because I loved him in “The hunt for the wilderpeople)” is brilliant.
    I feel so fortunate that I am able to enjoy Christmas with the people I love, including those I haven’t been able to see all year. So many people across the world will be separated from their special folk.
    Enjoy your duck with the Offspring, and here’s wishing you a new year that is healthy and peaceful. xxx

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    • acflory

      -giggles- yes, he is brilliant and I can’t remember his name either. He stole the show from Sam Neil. 🙂

      I’m glad we, as in Victorians, can have a proper Christmas after all we’ve been through. It may not have all the bells and whistles of previous years, but we’ll have the important things. And we’ve /earned/ this one.

      The Offspring and I shall raise a digital class to you and yours on Christmas Day. 🙂 Stay well!

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  • robertawrites235681907

    This is hilarious, Meeks. It works for South Africa too. Carol is awesome.

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    • acflory

      OMG! Of /course/. lol I wish there was a name for us southern hemisphere types. Antipodean is good but technically it doesn’t have anything to do with north or south, just opposites. Then again, we are opposites in almost every way so maybe all of us south of the equator can lay claim to the word. 🙂

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  • dvberkom

    That’s brilliant! Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to all. And HELLO 2021!

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  • Matthew Wright

    All the best for the holiday season! It’s funny how Aussie and Kiwi Christmases are so similar – you know, stuffing ourselves full of northern hemisphere winter food at the height of summer and then rolling around groaning for the rest of the day… 🙂 (OK, well that’s how my Christmases usually go, anyway).

    All the best for the season, and here’s to 2021!

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    • acflory

      -giggles- Mine too, Matthew, mine too. My Sister-in-law and I used to threaten to make a Christmas Salad. Went down like a lead balloon, so…the Offspring and I are having duck. 😀

      Commiserations on the indigestion but have fun anyway. Cheers!

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  • CarolCooks2

    I am honoured Meeks and this nerdy kooky girlie will try not to let you down..do not judge me for reading Stephen Hawking it relaxes me and I like to know …I mean who on this earth is a Mills & Boon fan..if you wanted to torture me and get ME to confess to anything… feed me romantic novels…The ultimate torture…sigh…As for Ronan Keating now that woud be a romance of a sort that I could cope with…soz Stephen…I’d spend Christmas with him any day..Enjoy Summertime it WILL make you smile and feel good and we sure need that …Merry Christmas Meeks and thank you for the mention…x

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    • cedar51

      Carol, one year a few decades ago, a relative said “you should try Mills and Boons?” Well I did – I got a bundle out over the Christmas holiday – I got through to about 30 pages in the first one – and fell about laughing. I never did finish any of them…smartly back in to the “night return slot as soon as it reopened mid January” 🙂

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      • acflory

        -giggles- Mills and Boon was my only reading material for a week while driving around Tassie in a campervan many decades ago. It was that or the toilet roll wrappers.

        I think they call it ‘aversion therapy’ these days. 😀

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    • acflory

      -giggles- Damn! I knew you were a kindred spirit although I confess that I haven’t had the courage to read Stephen Hawking! I will, however, keep the Mills and Boon in the back drawer in case I ever need to apply cruel and unusual punishment. Not that I would… 😉

      Agreed on the Ronan Keating as well. lol

      Glad to have you on board. Stay well!

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  • cedar51

    When we finally get the bridge across the ditch, you can half-pie claim it Aussie….love from Catherine across the ditch in Auckland, New Zealand – Happy Holidays everyone – keep safe, keep your distance and if it’s sunny: https://www.sunsmart.org.nz/be-sunsmart

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