Sunday, December 31, 2006


Just in case anyone was wondering...

... our Christmas tree was decorated in time for Christmas. :)

As it turns out though, we live in quite an interesting street where Christmas decorations are concerned. While our street was never in any danger of competing with the decoration level in Chauvel Street, which is not far from here and attracted bus loads of tourists after it featured in an article in a Sydney newspaper in the lead up to Christmas, there had been some Christmas lighting out there. But that all changed after Christmas Day. By the evening of Boxing Day, the only Christmas lighting in our street were the fairy lights in our trees -- Michael swears there were even suspicious patches of scorched earth out there where Santa may have been burnt in effigy. ;)

Anyway... The fairy lights in our trees will remain illuminated now until at least February -- January is a big month for celebrations here, as both our daughters have January birthdays, and there's Australia Day too at the end of the month.

On the day itself, I received some fabulous presents from my family. :) Among them were some really cute plush toys...

Amanda gave me some more Puffkins -- Quackster the duck, Spike the porcupine, Dinky the yellow dinosaur, Drake the red dinosaur, Pickles the green dinosaur, and Danny the purple dinosaur. Several of them even have the original darker coloured swing tag, so I dread to think what she had to pay for them. Amanda also gave me the giant Jiji cat, which is unbelievably soft and cuddly.

Katherine's present to me was the puppet replica of the Vampire Angel from the 'Smile Time' episode -- she knew she'd done good when I refused to put it down for the rest of the night. :)

I love the detailing which has gone into the Angel puppet replica. Especially the boots...

Aren't they just adorable? :)

And if anyone was worried, all photographs of the Angel puppet replica were taken in the shade and away from direct sunlight. ;)

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At 10:48 pm, January 01, 2007, Blogger Kate said...

Snap! I was very fortunate to get Jiji also - I saw him at Kinokuniya and made a very unsubtle hint that this would be a perfect birthday present. He is very huggable and cuddly. Bou and Jiji are going to get along very well I hope.


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