Towards the End of November 2014

22 Nov

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Summer has arrived here in Australia. There are Australian grown apricots, peaches and cherries, meaning Christmas can’t be far away anymore.

Today we bought a DIGITAL KETTLE with Temperature Control! It says: Set the ideal temperature for the perfect brew at the touch of a button. It also has a ‘keep warm function’. There are five different temperature settings!

At David Jones in Sydney we saw this decoration for Christmas.

At David Jones in Sydney we saw this decoration for Christmas.

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There were also some window decorations at David Jones.

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We had a look inside what sort of sweets were available for Christmas.

We had a look inside what sort of sweets were available for Christmas.

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Later on we went to the Queen Victoria Building and discovered a shop with elaborate train sets that we could see through the window.

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This bear welcomed us at the ABC shop where we bought a few Christmas gifts.

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Next door was a shop that had lots of aboriginal artifacts for sale. This picture did hang in the window.

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6 Responses to “Towards the End of November 2014”

  1. The Emu November 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Great pics Uta, Christmas is certainly in the shops these days, and with music.
    Love the train set picture, if you ever get to Healesville Victoria, they have a beautiful Christmas decoration of an Alpine village, all done in snow.
    The Christmas decorations and toys really brighten up the eyes of the little ones.
    Cheers
    Ian

    • auntyuta November 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks for commenting, Ian. Sunday is nearly gone now. We have been lucky today for we did not get these extremely high temperatures that they had in the western suburbs of Sydney. In some areas they had up to 45C!
      Cheers 🙂
      Uta

  2. giselzitrone November 24, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Hallo liebe Ute wünsche dir schnell noch einen schönen Abend und eine glückliche schöne neue Woche sin ein paar Tage an der Ahr das Wetter ist noch ganz gut.Hoffe dir geht es gut liebe Grüße von mir.Gislinde

    • auntyuta November 24, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      Hallo, liebe Gislinde. Ja, dem Alter entsprechend geht es mir gut. Wir haben nun schon richtig warmes Sommerwetter. In den Geschäften weihnachtet es bereits. Wir werden zu Weihnachten nach Melbourne fahren. Ich wünsche dir, liebe Gislinde ein paar recht schöne Tage an der Ahr. Liebe Grüsse aus Australien! Uta 🙂

  3. Robert M. Weiss November 24, 2014 at 10:12 am #

    The aboriginal picture is quite intriguing… The nutcracker, of course, has a long and distinguished history. Thanks for posting such interesting items!

    • auntyuta November 24, 2014 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks for commenting, Robert. Aboriginal art I find quite fascinating. And the nutcracker reminds me about Christmas when I was a child.

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