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Merry Christmas!

Christmas Canberra Australia Silver Christmas Tree Blue Ornaments Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney December 2017

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25/12/2017 · 4:30 am

Merry Christmas!

Here in Australia (and I don’t care if it’s dorky – I still love it!) it is now officially Christmas. David Hobson has finished the carols with The Holy City, and until he does it, it’s not really Christmas here.

There’s not a 2017 video yet, but here he is last year:

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Christmas Eve – 2015

It’s Christmas Eve again, so here – again – is one of our “pet” wild magpies hanging out on the back deck on Christmas Eve and enjoying the music from The Nutcracker.

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Preparing for Ukrainian Christmas

Ukrainian Christmas Eve is tomorrow, even though we’re not Orthodox, and that’s when we have our big celebration (and our twelve-dish dinner!).

We have made eighty-four of these dumplings – varenyky – so far (they’re uncooked in this picture), and will be making at least a hundred more. And that’s just one dish!

What a busy few – hot – days!


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Merry Christmas!

15th December 2013 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Bissenberger Crescent and see some of the best Christmas lights in Canberra


25/12/2016 · 4:30 am

Magpie + Christmas

One year ago today since I took this video. It was Christmas Eve , and while we were in a big panic and trying to finish preparing food for Christmas, we had the ballet music from The Nutcracker playing. This silly magpie came to the back door and sat there every day for all the days leading up to Christmas. I only filmed at the end, which was silly, because I missed a lot of funny stuff! The stupid pose is very cute!


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Only a few days to go…


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16/12/2016 · 6:30 am