There were two familiar things about this Christmas. Watching the film “Love Actually” on Christmas Eve and chatting to family via Skype and FaceTime and iMessage.

Everything else seemed very odd. We’ve had lovely days which felt like holiday days with the bonus of gifts. It has not actually felt like Christmas.

Christmas Day lunch consisted of prawns and scallops on the barbeque, with salads. Dessert was fruit pavlova. Delicious food suitable to the 36°C temperatures. We drank chilled sparkling wine with ice cubes containing raspberries and mint leaves.

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We went for a walk along the beach, paddled in the shallows while other families swam and played on the sand, cooked lunch on the public barbeques on grass behind the promenade.

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This week’s photo challenge is “now”. So before we reminisce on the past twelve months and plan for the coming year, here is my contribution to capturing “now”. My first Aussie Christmas.

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