There's just something about this time of year. Summer, Christmas - happiness is in the air! Look at this kid on the bike track at Laidley.
Speaking of Laidley, it's looking quite lovely at the moment with all its Christmas finery in place.
The official Light Up Laidley party happens this Saturday evening in town, when the Christmas tree lights get turned on. Laidley loves an excuse for a party.
Meanwhile, somewhere not terribly far from Laidley, the Christmas decorating at our place has also got into full swing. We've been hanging and tweaking and moving our Christmas fairy lights around, then going out for regular nightly inspections.
And rearranging the baubles on the Christmas tree...
This year, Christmas will be in Little House. Big House, however, is getting a very special Christmas present as we prepare to strip the pressed metal ceilings in a week or two, and sand as much of the VJ walls as we can possibly bear to sand...
Also, if you haven't entered the Christmas giveaway, there's only a couple of days left to do so before it's drawn on Saturday.