Sunday, December 17, 2006

Geelong houses lit up for Christmas

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Over the past ten years here in Geelong I have noticed that several households are brightly lit up with all kinds of relevant and irrevelant Christmas decorations. There aren't so many this year and some decorations have been stolen or vandalised. In our suburb of Newcomb there are usually about three or four that show a lot of attention to detail and are lovely for children to see.

An interesting point though is that the Geelong suburbs perceived to be full of wealthy people have very very few lights at all!


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

What is it with people attacking and destroying anything having to do with Christmas?

Did you hear about that "Santa Claus" in London that tried to visit the home of an autistic girl as part of a charity-sponsored event and wound up fleeing after being bombarded with shouted obscenities, pelted with rocks, and finally having his car's windshield smashed by a thrown flowerpot? That didn't happen in a run-down slum, either, but rather a very posh, high-class estate. The perpetrators were reportedly (very spoiled) teenagers.

Next time the charity organization should be given an armed escort with "shoot to kill" orders.

"Here's my Christmas present, punk!"

10:35 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

This afternoon Peceli's Rotary club members visited residents in four or five nursing homes/hostels to give out little Christmas gifts. We went along and actually held up proceedings considerably because we met four people we knew along the way.
Sometimes the residents are scared of Santas and folks with bells and whistles suddenly walking into their rooms, but this time we tried to slow down a bit and not make it a whirlwind visit.

2:31 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Yep, my suburb is becoming increasingly up-market and we have almost no Christmas lights or stuff on the house roofs - probably just an up-dated porche or mercedes in the driveway but I can't tell the difference between last year's and this year's model.

9:27 PM  

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