Heaton-Armstrong Christmas at Lake Macquarie

The kids are counting down the days till Christmas, the shopping is done, the lists are written and the Santa letters are sent. The best bit about Christmas for me though is the family trip to Lake Macquarie. Thankfully Santa reads the letter we leave by the fireplace and delivers all our gifts there, and we spend the best day on or near the water celebrating Christmas in true Aussie style.

Not having grown up with a hot Christmas day it is all still a bit new to me, but this makes it so different to what I was used to that it is hard not to enjoy it. Of course I have to have a bit of turkey just to remind myself that it is the big day, but other than that it is all about cold meats, salads and frozen desserts to keep us cool.

We have to make sure to take the PC so we can Skype with the family back ‘home’. we manage a good long webcam session on Christmas morning (their Xmas Eve) and then again on their Christmas morning so everyone is happy. It is lovely to share some of the day even if we aren’t close by geographically.

Hopefully one day the whole extended family will join us at Lake Macquarie for a big celebration, but until then it will be just us, enjoying the warmth of the summer sun and a few cold beverages by the Lake.

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Macquarie is looking sunnny and good for sailing

Looking forward to sailing on a sunny lake macquarie this weekend! Usual group of people so it should be good fun!

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Toby Heaton-Armstrong loves sailing but not the rain!

Seriously raining today….. no sailing for me!

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Toby Heaton-Armstrong Lake Macquarie sailing

Planning another sailing trip to Lake Macquarie in the next couple of weeks, should be good fun. Lake Macquarie, group of friends always makes for an enjoyable weekend. Hoping the weather holds up, nice force 3 breeze and some sunshine would fit the bill nicely.

Any recommendations on good places to eat on Lake Macquarie?

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Toby Heaton-Armstrong sailing on Lake Macquarie, group of people I am sailing with is fun!

Enjoying sailing on Lake Macquarie, Group of people I am sailing with is fun. Toby Heaton-Armstrong is having a good time sailing, but is slightly worried about the storm brewing according to BOM!

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Toby Heaton-Armstrong thinks it is windy and wet on lake Macquarie

Toby Heaton-armstrong thinks it is a little windy and wet on Lake Macquarie for this time of year. Interesting weather for sailing… but better than it being in 40+ degree heat. That is not a lot of fun…. tried windsurfing and almost roasted to death.

Think it is worth looking at the other things to do in the heat! Like staying indoors with a cold drink. Interesting weather, it was very windy but so hot, would normally expect that kind of weather from the south and not the west. Lookin forward to cooler weather blowing in during the next couple of months.  Continue reading

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Loving the weather on Lake Macquarie

Love the weather on Lake Macquarie… although I am wondering if it will ever stop raining. Toby Heaton-Armstrong thinks it is very wet out here!

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