Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

Christmas sales started early in Japan. It was said that the Japanese translator thought fuckin' meant really good in the US. I doubt it and I think it is a fake photo.


Queen Victoria Shopping Centre, aka QV.



Collins Street. Nice big balls.


Myer department store.



Prahran Square.


A mouse hole in the The Highrise. What is the connection between mice and Christmas?


And within the building adults and children alike can send a letter to Santa.


Flemington.


Elsternwick.



Bay Street Port Melbourne. The first says;

All aboard. All aboard.
I've made my last choice.
Then, oh dear me
I'm losing my voice.

The second

Kookaburra squawked
I can join the show
My ha ha ha can replace
Your ho ho ho.



Finally, Federation Square in the city. My phone did not capture the tree glittering in the sunlight. If Christmas is you thing, have a very merry one.

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  1. I hope that you, R and all your family have a most excellent one.

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    1. EC, a double banger this year, Christmas Day with Tradie Brother and Boxing Day with Ex Sis in Law. There will be some mutuals at both.

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  2. Happy Christmas to you both! Mice. Xmas. The Nutcracker?

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    1. Thanks Walt. To you and Ken too. I haven't seen the Nutcracker

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    1. Kick back...feet up...time to relax...take a few deep breaths...and enjoy the tucker! :)

      I wish you and R and merry, fuckin' good time...and a Merry Christmas, too! :)

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    2. Thanks Lee. It will be a good Christmas two days with family.

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  4. Beautiful photos Andrew, thank you. I LOVE the mouse hole and the Port Melbourne Bay Street windows.

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    1. Thanks River. So nice to know you.

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  5. At least the Kookaburra squawked and got a look in :)

    Here is hoping that 2010 is a more peaceful year around the world!

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    1. Yes Hels, and climate change addressed.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I miss a warm sunny Christmas.

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    1. Travel, too late now but I would have liked to experience a white Christmas just once.

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  7. Happy Holidays - Thanx For All The Photos

    Cheers

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    1. Merry Christmas to you Padre, and thanks for the entertainment.

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  8. Merry Christmas, Andrew. Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Thanks Gigi. Merry Christmas.

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  9. That first photo was an eye opener. LOL
    Wishing you the happiest of holidays, Andrew.

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    1. Bit borderline for me Sandra but I am getting too old to care. Merry Christmas.

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  10. All the best to you and yours, Andrew!!

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    1. Thanks Jackie, to you and John too.

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  11. Merry Christmas to you and R. Did my card arrive?
    I've wrapped my last gift, baked three items for tomorrow, 1. Buttery Rum Pound Cake. 2. Banana Nut Bread. 3. Carrot Casserole (Like a pumpkin pie, but made with carrots.
    I'm sitting with my tea and feet up. Enjoying the lights on my little tree and awaiting the morning when we will go to be with the children!

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    1. Maribeth, sadly not yet. Blame Australia Post. Have a wonderful family day.

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  12. Happy Christmas From Poland

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  13. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year for you and R, Andrew, from Jan & Dean.

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    1. Thanks Jan. Hope you are both well.

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  14. Enjoy your back to back celebrations, Andrew - sounds like good family time. Compliments of the season to you and R.

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    1. Thanks Jenny, and to you. It was a tiring but good Christmas Day.

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  15. Thanks for the insights into Oz living Andrew and all the photos. A big Xmas hug to you and R. Long may your big jib draw (a Newfoundland expression!)

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, and a cyber hug in return. I like the expression.

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  16. Depends on base price but I wouldn't get to excitted over a 20% sale.

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    1. Dora, quite true. 40% is exciting.

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  17. There is a 'modern' Christmas tree on a roundabout in our nearby town. After some recent strong wind I noticed that all the pretend presents, and baubles, were on the ground. C'est la vie!

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    1. Cro, not well done decorations then and I am guessing your didn't like the tree.

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  18. People complain that Christmas becomes more and more commercial, but on the other hand it brings them money too and makes the gift industry work ! Who invented our all over the world famous Father Christmas ? It was Coca Cola !!

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    1. Gattina, yes, all commercial now, and I don't care.

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  19. Yeah, like you, I can't imagine the top photo being for real. Too many Japanese know English too good for no one to spot a mistake like that.

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    1. P.S. The national TV news has gone so far to the dogs here that they devote a part of the program to telling people where the best holiday sales are. And of course, those places are not local stores, they're Walmart, Amazon, Target, and other mega-businesses.

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    2. Snowy, I am not so sure. Having been to Japan you do see some real clangers as far as signs go.

      I suppose our tv does much the same. This morning there will be scenes of queues at department store door and shopping centres (malls) waiting for the Boxing Day sales.

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