Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.... may your day be filled with many smiles, and much laughter too.

We have a friend who is dressing up for as Santa for Jesse, I cannot wait to see his face, will be priceless - in more ways than one.  Especially, considering our temperature is hitting into the 40's!!
Lots of scrapping photographs :-)
...and a real Aussie Christmas is described 'below'.  Worth the read, will certainly bring a laugh.

Love and Blessings to all
Sandie, John and Jesse-James

'Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn't a sound.

Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table some tucker and beer,

Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here;

We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,

While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie, and Dad in his shorts,

Had just settled down to watch TV sports.

When outside the house a mad ruckus arose;

Loud squeaking and banging woke us from our doze.

We ran to the screen door, peeked cautiously out,

snuck onto the deck, then let out a shout.

Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,

But a rusty old Ute pulled by eight mighty 'roos.

The cheerful man driving was giggling with glee,

And we both knew at once who this plump bloke must be.

Now, I'm telling the truth it's all dinki-di,

Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window to pull at the reins,

And encouraged the 'roos, by calling their names.

'Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty! Now, Shazza and Shane!

On Kipper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!

Park up on that water tank. Grab a quick drink,

I'll scoot down the gum tree. Be back in a wink!'

So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,

With the Ute full of toys, and Santa Claus too.

He slid down the gum tree and jumped to the ground,

Then in through the window he sprang with a bound.

He had bright sunburned cheeks and a milky white beard.

A jolly old joker was how he appeared.

He wore red stubby shorts and old thongs on his feet,

And a hat of deep crimson as shade from the heat.

His eyes - bright as opals - Oh! How they twinkled!

And, like a goanna, his skin was quite wrinkled!

His shirt was stretched over a round bulging belly

Which shook when he moved, like a plate full of jelly.

A fat stack of prezzies he flung from his back,

And he looked like a swaggie unfastening his pack.

He spoke not a word, but bent down on one knee,

To position our goodies beneath the yule tree.

Surfboard and footy-ball shapes for us two.

And for Dad, tongs to use on the new barbecue.

A mysterious package he left for our Mum,

Then he turned and he winked and he held up his thumb;

He strolled out on deck and his 'roos came on cue;

Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.

He bellowed out loud as they swooped past the gates-

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and goodonya, MATES!'


Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a fabulous poem Sandie, certainly make me smile!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas full of love and laughter.

Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Merry Christmas my dearest blogfriend:)
Big hug,

Margyz Paper Games said...

It's the lull before the storm at my house so I thought I would take a look what everyone was doing. What a fabulous poem, it's about time someone did a Christmas one for our part of the world. Love it! I wish you and your family a Christmas filled with joy and love and lots of happiness and blessings for the New Year. Thank you so much for all the support you have given me Sandie. oxox Marg

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Hi Sandie, merry Christmas to you! Have a blessed new year, enjoy your day! :)

Lean de Ruiter said...

Have a lovely christmas Sandie.

Keren Tamir said...

Sandie wishing you a happy and healthy christmas

Stampindamour said...

Merry Christmas Sandie!!!

-PaMeLa ;)

Lizzyc said...

Merry Christmas Sandie! and I love the poem!!

sandi said...

Lovely post! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Tracey Sabella said...

Thanks for the Christmas wishes. Merry Christmas to you as well. I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Too right! Love it!!! :)

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Linda R said...

Your poem is wonderful, It has me smiling. I do hope you had a very Merry Christmas. And I am looking forward to seeing all you wonderful creations in the New Year!


Karen Shady said...

a lovely poem.... wishing you a safe and happy new year xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Sandie oh that is so Aussie an all!!
I hope and pray your Christmas time was happy one and every blessing for 2013, love and God bless dear Sandie, Shaz in Oz.xx

Adriana B said...

Beautiful poem, hope you had a wonderful christmas
Merry Christmas :)