School has officially ended for the boys -- they are off for nearly two months of summer. All you stuck in the cold northern hemishere jealous much? Anyway, there are plenty of beaches to explore and bush to be hiked, but before that we're looking forward to seeing some of that cold ourselves.
It's hard to believe that school is out, although it's not hard to believe it's summer here. The temperatures are regularly getting to 30 (that's celcius and it's warm, but not too hot). We're spending more time outside if that's possible, and the beach calls to us regularly.
I am having a hard time with the fact that Christmas is almost here, and it just feels wierd that it is summertime and the Christmas season all at once. My head hurts trying to come to grips with it. I was given a piece of advice recently from another northern hempishere transplant who said something like this... "Christmas time is supposed to be in winter right... and it's summer here, which is part of the problem right... so just think of it this way... it's still winter here in Sydney... it's just hot during the winter here." Any way it worked at the time.
To convince you that it's summertime here, I've posted a few snaps from the last couple months of Spring. Pay special attention to our American Thanksgiving celebration at the beach. You can see the pictures here.
Hope you're enjoying the early part of your Christmas season. Have fun!