Christmas parties kicked off with Jazz at the Museum with PwC on a humid Friday evening. There we drank champagne, ate canapés and didn't listen to the jazz band!
The following week Steve had his do at the Moonee Valley Racecourse whilst I had a fancy dress do at a bar in the city. I went as Little Red Riding Hood and there were lots of other fun costumes.
Here you see Karly as Rizzo and Jacqui as the 1950s housewife. Rizzo and her mum maybe?
We had a Sunday in the suburbs where Karly, Cam, Steve and I enjoyed the warm hospitality chez Davis. The twins were as entertaining as ever.
There was a great spread laid on with fairy bread (Aussie thing of hundreds and thousands sprinked onto buttered bread), sweets, sausage rolls, mini pies, chicken nuggets and other kiddie fayre. There was face painting and general running around as well as a visit from Santa with a story and a sing song. Santa kept forgetting he was Santa though and often referred to himself in the third person!
We were meant to be going for Christmas drinks with some of Steve's colleagues on Saturday. However after a boozy lunch, I fell asleep and Steve ended up going alone. My little sleep turned into a 5 hour marathon nap! Steve came home about 10pm, we went to skeep about midnight and I woke at 09:30 the next morning so I am feeling pretty good. The last week has been busy and I've not finished work till about 19:45 a few nights so I obviously needed the hibernation.
I have one more day at work before Christmas break! It's very exciting. We head off to Tasmania on Wednesday. We'll be in Sydney for New Year. Our friends Rachel and Tim arrive on 4th Jan ready to settle in Melbourne like ourselves. We have many many plans for 2012 so it's going to be an exciting year.