Brisbane is in sub tropical Queensland, so while my friends in Bagni di Lucca are sitting by the fire we are sunning ourselves by a pool ( except that it is raining).
The Christmas tree in King George Square in the city has lights powered by a solar panel in the star on top.
It may seem strange to those in the northern hemisphere to have a hot Christmas, but that is normal for us. This hasn’t stopped us adopting traditional decorations and songs about snow.
Here are a few Christmas things I found on a wander around Brisbane.
Can you spot the jewels in the snow in Tiffany’s window?
Nativity things in the window of Margot McKinney’s beautiful shop.
Christmas heads at Camargue at Emporium.
A Christmas table setting at Magnolia, which is full of the most gorgeous gifts.
While those in cold climates will be tucking into roast turkey with all the trimmings, we will be eating lovely seafood and delicious fruit.
Prawns are popular for Christmas lunch, followed by mangoes and heavenly stone fruit. I’ll head to James St markets today and pick up some fresh supplies.
I hope all of our readers have a wonderful Christmas and that all your wishes comes true.
Merry Christmas from Brisbane.