I had a great Christmas day getting together with Tyson, Nico and Jake on Tyson and Nico’s rooftop over in Flinders Lane. The boys recently moved in with a BBQ so it was a great opportunity to try it out and for once Melbourne stayed warm and dry for the day. My first attempt at making a pavlova was a huge success. Though it was just a matter of adding cream and fruit to a huge merangue bought at the supermarket. We had music, a huge inflated Santa Claus and a Santa pinyata to be smashed after lunch. It really was a fun day.
Must have been good this year. Santa left me a Canon 7D with a 17-55mm f2.8 constant appeture lens this morning when I woke up. I’m spending Christmas day with Tyson, Nico and Jake over on their rooftop having a BBQ. So there should be plenty of great photos to share tonight.
I didn’t even know there was a competition when I won the first prize for the best decorated desk for Christmas at the office this year. Late one night Chris and I went into the office and wrapped my desk and the surrounding furniture in Christmas wrapping paper. It took a while to do but the results look great!
I was really surprised to read the papers this morning and learn that Luna Park in my old suburb of St Kilda turned 98 years old today. It’s pretty amazing that it has been around for that long. It seems to have had a long and chequered history too. This article even blames Luna Park for bringing the seedy sex trade to this idyllic beachside suburb of Melbourne. I lived just a few blocks from here and loved every minute of the life there.
It was pretty cool seeing Oprah just 1 block from the Loft today. She is doing a whirlwind tour of Australia and spent 10 minutes on stage with the Prime Minister of Australia this afternoon. Now she is holding a cocktail party a couple of blocks away in a small shopping arcade. This week Australia has gone a little Oprah crazy.