I have a collection of Santa Claus figures that I add to each year. They are scattered around the dining and lounge rooms. The Christmas tree is in the corner: it is made from branches from our trees and decorated with various treasures including a little Church worked in cross stitch by a friend, Mildred Keyes.
For those who have not seen him before: the Santa with the dark hat is my Swaggy Santa which I designed and made and which is on display all year round.
The garden is looking glorious at this time of year.
I know many people think of Christmas as being a cold and wintry time but here of course it is summer and usually quite hot.
I hope this time of year is enjoyable and stress free for everyone. It is often a difficult time of year and I must say it is not my favourite time but I try to make the best of it.