BY MARK COUPAR
Starting to notice some shop windows are putting in Christmas Windows and I always start to feel excited. We generally celebrate Christmas Day by enjoying a Christmas lunch or dinner with our closest family and friends.
Growing up in our home I can always remember the searing heat outside and smell of a roast wafting through the house by mid morning.
As far as Christmas traditions go, lots of traditions are pretty much the same in the Northern Hemisphere, except they have snow!
Homes put up pretty lights and wreaths on the front door and decorate the tree and watch carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve.
I always like to hear “All I want for Christmas is you” from Love Actually and a newcomer as an Aussie playlist must have is “How to Make Gravy” by Paul Kelly.
This year has been tinged with sadness around the world by events which are out of our control but impact many families both here and abroad. On the flipside we have had some uplifting moments like the women’s football world cup that literally stopped our nation and made household names of our Matildas.
On behalf of all the staff of the Dural Chamber and the Dooral Roundup, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and safe and peaceful New Year. Thank you for reading my stories each month!