In typical Brisbane fashion the wicked cold snap we suffered precisely 12 days ago now seems to be well and truly behind us. Saturday was a beautiful winter’s day, 23°C with a never-ending clear blue sky.
This was, in some ways, a bit of a pity because Saturday was the 25th July which is Christmas in July here in Australia. This is where we celebrate Christmas in the middle of our winter in Australia so that we can experience it sort of how it was in the UK.
That doesn’t quite work out for us here in Brisbane, but I’m pretty sure places like Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart, where the temperatures would have been around 10° to 13°C, would have had a much more realistic fake Christmas.
Still, we gave it a go. Here’s a glimpse of our starter…
Well, apart from these ones…
Yes, chicken. Unfortunately we just couldn’t seem to locate a large, fresh turkey.
It was that warm that after we finished our Christmas dinners at around 8 o’clock in the evening, we all went to sit outside. I had to put on our little gas heater though, just to take the chill out of the air.
Otherwise I might’ve had to put a sweat top on or maybe some long trousers.
Yes, Brisbane, not really quite cold enough for Christmas in July. But even so, still great fun.
Did you celebrate Christmas in July where you are?