Christmas In July


It’s time for another one of those reruns of an article that I have had published in Australia and New Zealand magazine. If you thought my last months rerun was out of sync, and I’m talking about the one called fireworks in Australia, wait till you read this one. That said, imagine living in the [...]

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With temperatures topping 30°C on a daily basis now, sometimes reaching 36°C, it can be easy to forget that Christmas is just around the corner. Luckily there are regular events which act as reminders to keep us on track, like Christmas trees appearing in shopping malls and ordinary houses beginning to look like something out [...]


Christmas in July? I don’t know who started it, but I was amazed when I was holidaying here in July 2004 to see Christmas decorations already on sale in the shops. “Boy! They start early” I thought. But no. These decorations weren’t being sold in preparation of December, they were for Christmas in July. The [...]