What a stinker 2020 has been! So many plans and expectations put on hold, celebrations that we just assumed would happen, didn’t and life as we knew it probably changed forever. It will be interesting to look back on this year, in a few years’ time and see what changes have remained and become a normal part of life after a pandemic.
Driving in Australia throughout December is a fun exercise during the day or night with homes and businesses going the extra mile to bring a bit of Christmas cheer whether it’s in the city or rural areas.
I’ve found a few towns in my travels through the Adelaide Hills and towards the Southern Vales area of South Australia, where towns and roads leading to and from, are dotted with these zany characters.
The garden is getting pretty with bright gerberas and the air is heavy with the scent of star jasmine in the summer evenings.
Christmas seems to sneak up on us more quickly each year and before you know it you’re only a fortnight or so away from the main event! In Adelaide the first thing that heralds the festive season is the annual Christmas Pageant through the city streets. This incredible pageant has been held every year since 1933, starting as a way to brighten people’s spirits in the depression years.
Christmas day is only a few days away and I have so much to be grateful for, for starters living in a relatively peaceful country, surrounded with magnificent natural beauty and a climate made for travelling and getting outdoors. The opportunities to learn, work, change your mind, keep learning, then strive to change your path ahead, are abundant and there for the taking if you’re brave enough.