Clouds and cool, then scorching sun
Down Under Christmas has begun
The streets are empty, there’s no noise
Just the unwrapping of new toys!
The radio springs alive at six
I hear it vaguely, the clock ticks
We rise, my Mum and I; make tea
Hot toast for her, mango for me!
We draw the curtains, in comes day
Our midnight mass seems far away
Big family meal – each brings a dish
Ham, turkey, prawns – all fresh – delish!
Fabled mince pies made by Mum
With brandy butter, which is yum.
Salads (assorted) cheese plate, rolls
A veggie bake; cherries from Coles*!
Nibbles to start, perhaps with wine,
Tea and coffee all the time
My contribution? Can’t you guess?
Belgian chocolates – they’re the best!
(c) Poet in the woods 2014
* local Adelaide supermarket