Here's a good website for overseas readers if they want to know more about Christmas in Australia - http://christmas.best-australian.com/
It's been cooler here and we had some rain yesterday! It came at a rather coincidental time. We had the excavator here digging the holes for our below ground water tanks, however as the tanks weren't actually installed at that time, it was a bit over-enthusiastic!
Anyway, our three tanks are well inserted (66,000 litres of water all up - when it rains!), the pumps were delivered this morning. However, because of the rush on tanks, we can't get the plumbing for them done until after Christmas! Still, at least it's a start - and do you know the funniest thing? Fred had to get two truckloads of water delivered to put in the tanks to prevent them popping out of the ground. How's that for quantum physics!
The plans for our "do" tomorrow night are going well, my phone has been ringing off the wall from friends checking the address, asking if we wanted them to bring anything else other than their drinks and a couple of sorries that they won't be able to come. I went shopping yesterday and felt very pleased that I had bought all the bits and pieces needed, but when I was putting them away realised I had forgotten french onion soup for a dip, avocadoes for guacomole and vegetables as dippers! D'oh! So I have to go out again today, because I also forgot my yoghurt and some fish for dinner tonight. Oh well...sigh.
When I was at Grand Plaza yesterday, looking for a secret Santa gift, I heard a voice calling out "Nanny! Nanny!" I didn't take any notice until my beautiful granddaughter, Gabbie, whirled up to me and gave me a big hug. School has finished for the year and she was out shopping with a couple of girlfriends. I adore my grandchildren and it's so lovely to see them unexpectedly.
My eldest grandson, Nic, has flown out to Holland this morning to spend Christmas with his fiancee-to-be and her parents. I say fiancee-to-be because he has taken an engagement ring with him. It's all very exciting, so when I hear, I'll let you know what her reaction was.
I've got my overseas stuff posted - it's Mum's birthday on 15 December, so I posted her present yesterday and I'll send their Christmas hamper off on Monday and that's the end of the overseas stuff. I feel very pleased that I'm so organised for once!
That's it for the moment, I've got to go and battle the hordes at the supermarket now- wish me luck!!