No holly in Perth. This is what grows around here at Christmas.
E has gone to England to spend the hols over there. She was booked on the non-stop Qantas "Dreamliner" to London on Saturday night. At Perth airport 40 passengers were bumped off "due to weight restrictions". How could that be? Those flights have fewer passengers anyway, because of the need to carry extra fuel. She ended up having to fly next day.
Before leaving, she had been busy making lots of Christmas cards, one for each of the English rellies she would meet:
She says it's cold and rainy over there. It's 37 degrees here. I've just been for a swim, but the pool was full of some rowdy people drinking beer out of GLASS bottles, so I told them off!