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Remembering Christmas

One Christmas, I gave my friends wooly socks and toothbrush kits from my favourite airline. They told me off for giving them ‘freebie’ presents and said my new nickname should be ‘cheapie’. That hurt. It was my first Christmas in Australia. I was thirteen. British Airways made lovely quality kits back then and those in

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Boxing Day

Mum made homemade charsiew for Christmas lunch. It was AWESOME, along with her perfect-texture potato salad, sweet chilli pickles, tempura prawns, mango sambal, chicken curry and noodles. Pretty shiok considering our original plan was simple salads and cold cuts. She said she just started making one thing, then another, then another. Her relaxed, creative mood just

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Last Christmas

It’s not Christmas yet, but I had a huge coffee the other day and couldn’t stop listening to ‘Last Christmas’ covers on YouTube. There are so many; here are some: (not all are as good as the original) Lyrics: Last Christmas, I gave you my heart But the very next day you gave it away This

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