DECEMBER 25 2010 : Call a truce, then, to our labours — let us feast with friends and neighbours, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if ”faint and forced the laughter,” and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past. Rudyard Kipling.

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
A kookaburra in a gum tree
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Two cockatoos, and a kookaburra in a gum tree
Three parakeets………
Four great galahs…….
Five opals black……
Six ‘roos a-jumping……..
Seven emus running…….
Eight koalas clinging………
Nine wombats waddling……..
Ten dingoes dashing…….
Eleven snakes a-sliding…….
Twelve goannas going…….
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Twelve goanna goin, Eleven snakes a-sliding,
Ten dingoes dashing, Nine wombats waddling,
Eight koalas clinging, Seven emus running,
Six ‘roos a-jumping, Five opals black,
Four great galahs, Three parakeets,
Two cockatoos, And a kookaburra up a gum tree.

CHRISTMAS DAY
The North Wind is tossing the leaves,
The red dust is over the town,
The sparrows are under the eaves,
And the grass in the paddock is brown;
As we lift up our voices and sing
To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King.
The tree-ferns in green gullies sway;
The cool stream flows silently by;
The joy bells are greeting the day,
And the chimes are adrift in the sky,
As we lift up our voices and sing
To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King.

http://heathhill.blogspot.com/2005/12/australian-christmas-carols.html

foto- xmas 2009 north bello

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