Christmas decorations are beginning to adorn shopping centres, advent calendars and crackers are on the shelves, and - most importantly - it is time for Lebkuchen! I am going to bake some more this year, but for the time being we are able to munch on some from Aldi - my go-to shop when I feel nostalgic as, being German, there were many in Munich! And where else in Australia would I find genuine, German-made lebkuchen?!
The Jacarandas are out in all their purple glory, adding a wonderful splash of vivid colour amongst the fresh green of the spring leaves.
Whilst on the theme of colourful flowers, Sculpture by the Sea also featured some artwork by mother nature:
There have been so many flies recently, they are everywhere and make it very unpleasant when you go for a walk, you turn around and peer at your back and there are 6 hitching a ride. We don't remember them being so bad last year. This photo was a click and run, before they settled on me again!
On the flip side, they keep Ralph occupied, and distract him from opening the bin, which he learnt to do last week..