Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas in New Zealand

Down at the bottom of the world it is summer and hot beachy weather...and it is also Christmas week.  Today is glorious and sunny, making it hard for us to imagine a snowy, cold Christmas. Summer and Christmas go together for is what we are used to.  Anyway, where ever you are I wish you great joy and special family times this Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2013.  A special thank you to my readers all over the world who look in on my blog from time to time, there are nearly 8000 of you now!  Tales of my French travels will continue next year, meanwhile here are some photos I took today in my suburb, St Heliers, Auckland.

St Heliers Bay with Pohutukawa in bloom. Because they always bloom at Christmas time
Pohutukawa are known as the New Zealand Christmas tree

St Heliers Bay 21 December 2012

St Heliers Bay shopping centre