Oz Escape, Part XVII: Xmas Down Under

Not a ton of evidence it's Christmastime around here but Santa did show himself in an, um, interesting chocolate form in a shop window...

Not a ton of evidence it’s Christmastime around here but Santa did show himself in an, um, interesting chocolate form in a shop window…

The most wonderful Christmas Eve dinner, a surprise evening from start to finish, at A La Bouffe in South Yarra.

The most wonderful Christmas Eve dinner, a surprise evening I was treated to from start to finish, at A La Bouffe in South Yarra.

Awesome Xmas weather means sitting outside for lunch!

Awesome Xmas weather means sitting outside for lunch!

The most gorgeously delicious lobster and salmon roll at Ichi Ni on the esplanade.

The most gorgeously delicious lobster and salmon roll at Ichi Ni at St Kilda beach.

Paolo manning the BBQ - Italian sausages with fennel, lamb, chicken and pork chops.

Paolo manning the BBQ – Italian sausages with fennel, lamb, chicken and pork chops – YUM!

Dan, me and Mum :)

Dan, me and B 🙂


Yes, there even was a bit o' dancing this Xmas!

Yes, there even was a bit o’ dancing this Xmas!


What a great family - they are such awesome people, we had so much fun hanging out and just being a family :)

What a great family – they are so awesome, we had so much fun hanging out and just being a family

Me 'n' Charlotte goofing around

Me ‘n’ Charlotte goofing around

Sweet gifts from everyone, and I brought everyone a bunch of PDX stuff, including the notorious Sock it to Me socks - one for each of them, heh.

I brought everyone a bunch of PDX stuff, including these rad and cheesy Sock it to Me socks – one for each of them, heh. Glad they got the laughs I hoped for!

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