Christmas Koala

Christmas Koala

Liking: Getting festive. We didn’t have a Christmas tree last year which was a bit of a shame, so this year we invested in a fake one. It makes me a bit sad to not have a real one, but when we’re out our flat gets to 30 degrees inside in the day time, so it just wouldn’t survive if we went away and left it for a week! I’ve got some pretty cool decorations for it, including some Australian themed ones and the robin all the way from England that my friend Bex made.

Disliking: We’ve been having some pretty tropical weather recently. Hot and humid in the days and then big storms at night with a lot of thunder and lightining. They make you pretty wet which isn’t good. I’m not generally scared of thunder, but here is so loud I just keep thinking buildings are collapsing or the world is ending!

Christmas Wombat

Christmas Wombat

Watching: I went with friends to see the new Hunger Games film at the cinema which was good. At home I’ve been watching the Apprentice on iPlayer. I was so frustrated watching the episode about the paper skeleton – that should totally have been allowed.

Playing: We bought a lot of games back in November, so we’ve been playing them some more, particularly Contagion. We took some of the more portable ones on holiday with us to New Zealand too.

Reading (new!): I read some pretty average free books on my Kindle recently. I’ve started A Christmas Carol for the festive season. I’m pretty sure I’ve not read it before and am enjoying it, although it keeps making me think of the Blackadder version!

Every tree needs a penguin!

Every tree needs a penguin!

Consuming: I had my first mince pie of the festive season early on in December.

Buying: Our underwater camera died within 30 minutes of being at the Great Barrier Reef – boo! We invested in another waterpoof, tough camera to take on our adventures. After some research we went for the Olympus Tough, TG3. Its doing well so far!

Thinking about: My career. Stay tuned for more on that.

Snowy owl

Snowy owl

Visiting: We spent the week around Christmas over in New Zealand visiting various places in the North Island, including Waitomo Caves, Lake Taupo and Hobbiton. I had to write this up before we went, so expect more posts about that soon!

Missing: Our friends who went home and Christmas with family.

Looking forward to: We have got flights booked now to visit the UK in June, including going to the wedding of our friends Phil and Rhiannon, so we’re very much looking forward to that trip.

Baby wombat in a stocking!

Baby wombat in a stocking!

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