Dec 24, 2010

Merry Christmas From Perth, With Photographs From Singapore.

The Christmas tree in the lobby of the Shangri-La, Singapore.  The star nearly touched the roof.

Hellllloooooo from Perth!!

Where the weather is humid.  Much like Singapore, hence the photos
I also don't have terribly much to do except to spend time with my family, catch up with friends and revisit places that were so familiar in my mind but have changed so much in the last few years.  I've only been back for a day but the combination of Perth's famously laid back lifestyle and the presence of family and friends has already had its desired effect on me.
Christmas decorations outside the Ion on Orchard Road in Singapore.

I am living languidly at present.  Trying to lower my body temperature by any means possible.  Sleeveless maxi dresses, hair up and off my face, endless cold drinks with lots of ice and staying in air conditioning wherever possible. 

The weather forecast for Christmas Day is 38C.  I'm melting just thinking about it.  Mr SSG and I are planning to hit the beach at the crack of dawn.
I'm going to end today's post right about there. It's Christmas. A time to make a quick escape from the computer, get yourself home to be with your family and loved ones (if you're not already there) and to get cracking with the festivities.

There will be many people for whom this will be a Christmas of extraordinary cirmcumstances. Joyfully, it will be the first almost miraculous Christmas with a new baby to welcome into the family. Sadly, this will also be the first Christmas for some without a mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or cousin. There will also be those for whom Christmas brings no reprieve from loneliness, pain or suffering.

Whatever Christmas brings you this year, I hope that at some point of the day, you will be touched by the messages of love, hope, joy and peace.  And once you've been touched by these, in the spirit of Christmas, may you then give to others what you have received.

Merry Christmas!!


  1. What a lovely post! It's 22 in Brisbane and raining! Thanks for the Singers photos, very topical!
    You may have to increase your diet coke/coke zero allowances in temperatures like that!!

  2. TheStylishShoeGirl: you know, I may just have weather envy after all. I have been making ice cubes non stop today and yes, the coke zero daily allowance has been increased.

    SSG xxx

  3. HAPPY CHRISTMAS MRS SSG! lovely post, wise words indeed. Good luck keeping cool! Think of us digging the snow out of our drive! xx

  4. Happy Christmas!

    Sounds like you'll be warm while we'll be staying close to the fire to keep the chill at bay.


  5. Wow, seems like it's going to be way hotter in Perth today than it is here. Currently it's cloudy with a nice breeze blowing :)

    Merry Christmas SSG! Hope Santa brought you some lovely presents :)


  6. ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ merry Xmas! ¸¸.•*¨*•♫

  7. Merry Christmas! I love laidback chrissies with friends and family, they are the best! xx

  8. I love that last picture, so beautiful!


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