“holidays are here. take special care.” – cliff richard

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to all of those who are special to me

south of the equator

way down under in australia

it is already almost christmas day for you

 enjoy it as only you can

with

santa catching a wave on a sea reindeer

wearing board shorts and sailor hat

 hot blue skies shining overhead

and

christmas carol swimming nearby.

photo credit: the queenslander magazine cover, 1934

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  1. It is only a few short hours to Christmas for me in Australia, and it is hot, we just had a big summer storm, my husband had water pistol fights with the neighbours’ children and it is just perfect 🙂 enjoy your winters Christmas!

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  2. Pingback: “holidays are here. take special care.” – cliff richard — I didn’t have my glasses on…. – shoptodayblog

  3. It’s 80 degrees F here today! Ho Ho HO
    Running by to wrap up the holidays…
    Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
    Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
    Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
    You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
    (And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
    It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
    As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
    And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
    No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
    Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.

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