However, Christmas carols being played in the shops when the sun is shining does take some getting used to especially "Winter's Tale" because quite simply it's not Winter here.
We have no Christmas plans as yet. It will be nice for us to have some time off together and we can catch up on touristy things like the Neighbours tour and perhaps go see penguins and visit some wineries. We have done no preparation as there will be no gift buying this year and we only just got furniture so I'm not even thinking of a tree or other decorations as yet.
However something did catch my eye and I did make my first Christmas purchase...Christmas flip flops! So whilst my UK and US friends shiver in the cold, exchange gifts of slippers and fleecy dressing gowns and bed socks, Steve and I are proud owners of Christmas flip flops ready for a Christmas day walk on the beach!