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15 October 2012 @ 08:52 pm
Christmas plans!  
All booked - flights to Sydney, airport parking, it's a done deal. I'm going home this Christmas! Well, I say home yet I haven't lived there for nearly 30 years; my sister and her family are there though so as far as I'm concerned home is where family is. My son and his lady are flying to New Zealand to spend Christmas with her folks this year and while I have no objections to rattling around here by myself I decided it was a brilliant opportunity to travel south. Eeeeee!!!
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Merlin Pendragon: Xmas - Sapin de Noëlmrlnpndrgn on October 15th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
South? Does that means you'll have snow for Xmas?

:-)
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Wrong time of year, my friend! And even in winter it's exceedingly rare / can't recall it happening, that there would be snow in Sydney. I grew up there and never saw the stuff until I moved away.
Merlin Pendragon: Hiver - are we there yet?mrlnpndrgn on October 16th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Wrong time of year, my friend!

Oups! Still 180° off, I see... My sister would be so proud of me :-)
miwahni: Dr Who snow TARDISmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see your geography is as sketchy as mine! *g*
Merlin Pendragon: Drapeau SLSJmrlnpndrgn on October 16th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Geography is not so bad. It's orientation that's the problem ;-/
byslantedlight: BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima)byslantedlight on October 15th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, Christmas... *g* Interesting point about home being where family is - when mine were over here, I thought of home as the Isle of Man, cos that's where they lived, but I can't seem to think of their current home as "home", somehow, even though it's even in the country that I was born and grew up in! Psychology, eh...? *g*

I'm sure I'll say so again later, but have a good time!
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
It's weird, isn't it. Did you ever live in the house they're in currently, or the on the Isle of Man? If the latter, then perhaps that's why you thought of it as home at the time?
byslantedlight: BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima)byslantedlight on October 16th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
I've never lived in any of their Aussie houses - and in fact the Aussie houses aren't anywhere near where we used to live, so that explains that I guess... though now I've stayed at bro's place for 3 weeks it feels more home-ish, than before I guess! And I did live in the IOM in 2/3 of the houses, all of which were mum's, so were more of a continuation of growing up I guess - even though they weren't really, especially the last one which felt less home-y...

I suppose I have a strange relationship with the idea of "home" anyway though, cos I don't even now have my "own" home - I lodge in someone else's. One day... perhaps, if rents don't keep hiking up so that they're nearly as unaffordable as buying!
miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on October 16th, 2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
...if rents don't keep hiking up so that they're nearly as unaffordable as buying!
Rents are getting ridiculous here too. I approved a loan today for a young couple; their current rent is $410pw and their loan repayment will be $1645pm so for $5 more they'll be paying their own mortgage, not someone else's.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on October 15th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)

Home for Christmas! Can't beat that. ♥
miwahni: Pros Doyle Christmasmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
It's very exciting!
clmiles: Christmas 03 (christmas fairy)clmiles on October 15th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
How wonderful! It's always nice to spend the holidays with family.
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
Isn't it just. And with my son overseas, I thought - why not.
sunray45: Doyle Originalsunray45 on October 16th, 2012 08:14 am (UTC)
WOW! Off to the real BIG smoke eh! It's great when family can get together for Christmas.
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on October 16th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
Well it's the biggest smoke we have, that's for sure :-) . And if the bushfire season is true to form I may see more smoke than I planned on.