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What I’m Lovin’ About December

  • December 8, 2016
  • By 50 Shades
  • 28 Comments
What I’m Lovin’ About December

All across Australia the month of December means three things: The beginning of Summer; School Holidays and Christmas. Now that my kids are adults and school holidays are a distant memory, for some reason December and Summer always makes me feel as though I’m on holidays anyway! So here’s what I’m lovin’ about December:

December Blooms

My neighbourhood is ablaze with fiery red Poincianas, purple and white Agapanthus and Frangipanis in a variety of colours.

christmas-blooms

Summer Fruits

Stone fruits are aplenty in the fruit & veggie markets with succulent mangoes, cherries, nectarines, peaches, apricots and plums.

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Early Morning Beach Walks

There is nothing more therapeutic that an early morning beach walk in the soft white sand prior to embarking on a busy day of work.

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Decorating the Christmas Tree

I like to choose a colour theme each year and spend time selecting new decorations for the tree. This year I chose aqua blue, silver and white.

christmas-tree

Christmas Get Togethers & Summer Cocktails

Isn’t it the truth? The best thing about December is getting together with family and friends and celebrating the festive season with good food and a few Summer cocktails.

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What are you lovin’ about December? Do you like this time of year?

This post is part of the Lovin’ Life Linky with a Lovin’ Life Team of the “ageing positively” kind who are as keen as I am to promote the Lovin’ Life mindset. The Lovin’ Life Team includes:

Johanna from Lifestyle Fifty
Deb from Debbish
Min from Write of the Middle.
Leanne from Deep Fried Fruit
and of course me, Kathy from 50 Shades of Age


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By 50 Shades, December 8, 2016 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

28 Comments
  • Sue
    December 8, 2016

    I love all of the things you have mentioned Kathy and you look lovely in your white dress. Love a white dress at Christmas. I love December for the Festive Season, the preparation and putting up the tree and most of all sharing this special time with my darling grandson, who I just love to bits. Your post made me feel happy and grateful for all that I have. Have a beautiful day and thanks for hosting the link up.

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      It’s nice to hear someone who is as positive as I am about this month. I spoke to a young girl at a coffee shop yesterday and she said I was the first cheerful customer she had served all day. There must be so many stressed grumpy people around because of the pressure of Christmas and getting everything done in time. I wish people would simplify their lives and not get so wound up in the materialistic side of Christmas. We need to enjoy it for what it is and to me that is bringing families together. Thanks for your kind words Sue and I’m envious that you have a darling little grandson. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Amy @ Handbagmafia
    December 8, 2016

    F#ck yeah to the stone fruit- how great is it?!

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      Mmm I’m just lovin’ the stone fruit at the moment. Mangoes are my favourite! #TeamLovinLife

  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    December 8, 2016

    Stone fruits! Me too. Stone fruits and berries.
    #TeamLovinLife

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      Yes I agree. It is a toss up between stone fruits and berries. I’m devouring heaps of mangoes and lovin’ it! #TeamLovinLife

  • Lydia C. Lee
    December 8, 2016

    Loving the fruit. Want to be loving the summer cocktails a bit more.:)

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      There is nothing better than a fruity punch made with Pimms, lemonade, dry ginger ale with pieces of fruit and mint mixed through. It really makes me feel summery. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Sydney Shop Girl
    December 8, 2016

    My list of December highlights right there as well!

    SSG xxx

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      Oh cool! I’m glad we are on the same page. Enjoy your festive season! #TeamLovinLife

  • Jan
    December 8, 2016

    Mmm cocktails, put my name on one of those. I too just love the stone fruit and I am eagerly awaiting the ripening of our raspberries.

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      You must try a fruity Pimms punch Jan – they are delicious and such an appropriate cocktail for summer. I’m lovin’ raspberries too at the moment along with scrumptious mangoes! :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Jo
    December 8, 2016

    I love all those things too. Right now I’m in England and loving the cold days and morning frosts. I’m loving watery winter sunlight and days when the sun sets at 4.30pm and the fire goes on and the hot tea and crumpets come out. I’m also loving the way that you’ve done your collages in this post :)

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      I’d forgotten you were over in the home country. It is the complete reversal to what we are experiencing here in our Aussie Summer. My daughter is in Canada skiing at the moment so she will be experiencing a White Christmas. I love putting a little time and effort into photo collages. They are so much fun. Enjoy the cold weather and frosts. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Anne
    December 8, 2016

    I love summer fruit and hanging out in the pool or down the beach. Sounds like you are loving the warmer weather.

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      I am enjoying the warm weather, except we are experiencing high humidity, many thunderstorms and lots of rain at present. I can handle the heat but hate the high humidity. You feel hot and sweaty all the time. Aren’t the Summer fruits the best? :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Deborah
    December 8, 2016

    Sadly I have few Christmas get-togethers on my agenda, but I have family coming to stay at Christmas so made a bit more of an effort with the decorations this year!

    I need to get out on more morning walks as I feel so good when I do!

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      We are only having a small family Christmas lunch as my daughter is away skiing in Canada. Otherwise we have a street Christmas party in my neighbourhood which is a lot of fun and then after Christmas we are having a big family get together and having a picnic on Currumbin Creek. :)

  • jodie
    December 8, 2016

    I do love everything about December—plus the fact that it’s my birthday month.
    I used to hate that I’d get birthday/christmas gifts, but luckily I’ve grown up!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      Happy Birthday Jodie! Yes I can understand why December would be a bad month to have a birthday when you’re young. Once you get to my age birthdays are a pain in the butt! Thanks for linking up today. #TeamLovinLife

  • Janet Camilleri
    December 8, 2016

    I love seeing the poincianas in bloom, and as for stone fruit – LOVE LOVE LOVE stone fruit! In fact I ate so many plums when I was pregnant with Mr 22 that my workmates used to joke that I would give birth to a 7lb plum!!!

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      The Poincianas are glorious this time of year. Ha ha, I used to drink banana smoothies by the hundreds when I was pregnant with my son. I’m not so much into plums but I adore mangoes. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Lyndall @ SeizeTheDayProject
    December 8, 2016

    There’s so much to love about December. Yes, the Poincianas are just delightful at the moment – they’ve taken over from the Jacarandas. Not loving the current summer storms thought, they’re interfering with my walking regime!! ;) #TeamLovinLife

    • Kathy
      December 8, 2016

      Yes it is as if the Poincianas replace the Jacaranda blooms. You and me both! I’m not enjoying this unsettled weather either. I hate the humidity and the early morning storms that also prevent me from early morning beach walks. :)

  • NOMAD/nester _ Julie Small
    December 10, 2016

    What I love most about December are the gardenias. The smell is sublime!! That and mangoes. Oh and coconut scented sunscreen.

    • Kathy
      December 10, 2016

      Gardenias do smell divine, but I also adore the scent of Jasmine on a sultry Summer evening. Mangoes are my favourite Summer fruit hands down and yes coconut smelling sunscreen is very summery and tropical. :)

  • Life Images by Jill
    December 10, 2016

    I prefer spring to summer as it gets a bit too hot here for me, and I don’t like being out in the hot sun for too long. But it does mean summer fun at the pool or beach with the grandies, catching up with friends in the evening, family get-togethers for Christmas, and relaxing with a good book. Have fun!

    • Kathy
      December 11, 2016

      Yes I know what you mean about the heat. It can be too hot to get out in the sun and I hate to get sunburnt at my age. I like to get up early and go for a beach walk and then enjoy the cooling sea breezes in the late afternoon. :)

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