Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Aussie Beach Christmas ...

What images come to mind when you think of Christmas?

Smell of pine needles
Aroma of chestnuts, cinnamon, cloves
mulled wine

Well, when you've grown up in Australia, the images that spring to mind are ...

Smell of the outdoor BBQ
A very hot sweaty Santa in his suit
a nice cold beer

The iced- vovo family household is full of excitment!
We're going home for Xmas!

We're counting down the days ...
there's so much to do,
work to wind down
projects to hand in
school to finish
I haven't even started xmas shopping yet!

I found these gorgeous images on Flickr of Christmas on the beach.
That's where we'll be for the holidays!

The girls and I usually go hunting for our tree, that looks something like this ...

Then we decorate it in a silver/blue theme, like these ...

Image Flickr

And I think I might wear this cute little Leona Edmiston dress on Xmas day ...

And finally...

This is where our little slice of paradise is ...
Hawks Nest
northern nsw australia

It is a little peninsular, surrounded by two beaches (Jimmy's and Bennett's)
Myall Lakes

14 more sleeps!


  1. Oh wow.....your coming home...YAY..well be prepared for a very HOT Christmas...Im sure the whole family are itching to get their toes into the sand :) x

  2. Oh I'm SO excited for you. I adore were you will be ... gorgeous.. lucky girl.

    I love the beach pictures, wow! Blue and silver dec's are so pretty on a tree, very classy.

    I love Leona's dresses. I just got one the other week and wear her perfume all the time.


  3. That is such a great dress. . . sand and beaches (at xmas) don't come to my mind but that's cause I live in the rain :)

  4. There is nothing like an Australian Christmas ... As a country girl we always had a 'real' tree - a Gum Tree. The smell from the leaves always reminds me of Xmas ...
    Welcome home!

  5. Hey Marina
    You're coming home!! yippee!!
    I've always wanted to see a white xmas.. but find it hard to give up my summer holidays to do so. I think I will be looking for some beach accomodation too.. love the blue and silver!! Catch you soon xx Julie

  6. Oh wonderful, excited for you! I'm from San Diego, CA and I know EXACTLY what you mean about the sunny, beachy warm Christmas! This post is making me miss home a little....have an amazing time, dear! xoxo

  7. Let's swap - you can have the beach and the sun, I'll have London and the cold. Sounds just perfect. Leigh

  8. Great dress and I hope you have a fab time:)

  9. I know exactly what you mean by an Aussie Christmas...xv

  10. Your Christmas is so different than our Canadian Christmas. But the Joy is still in our hearts no matter where we celebrate. Thanks for visiting me.

  11. How wonderful that you get to travel home for the holidays. Australia continues to amaze me. The beauty is incredible. Hopefully one day I will get there. The photos set the stage for a fun, beachy Christmas. And, that dress, is perfect. Start shopping my friend! x

  12. A real Aussie Chrissie for me is everyone standing outside in the backyard, beer in hand, constantly peering into the barbie to check the progress of the turkey. Delighted you get to enjoy a hot, sunny Christmas this year Marina.
    Millie ^_^

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