Geoffs Life After Work !

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Tis the Season to be Jolly !

December the first and our first Carols by Candle light for the Xmas season is about to commence! The Hervey Bay Historical Museum which is a village designed from days gone by ( which opened in 1974 with one building that was the first Public Hall at Dundowran ) was the venue and the carol singing appropriately named Carols in the Village .Lots of children were dressed in Christmas costumes (as were some adults!) Although we took our chairs we managed to secure a park bench just for the 2 of us..Proceedings began with a lone Scottish Piper..SO..let the night begin !!!Entertainment was of the highest calibre and we were treated pre Carols with songs from a local entertainer by the strange name of Jack Vea Vea. We settled in with our bottle of wine,cheese,biscuits,grapes and enjoyed the warm evening.Local groups Mansong,Fraser Coast Chorus and the Community Centre Kids were all in fine voice.One particular carol had been re written by a 94 yr old local man,who we were fortunate enough to sit next too! and the first verse is (Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)
DASHING THRU THE BUSH IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE
KICKING UP THE DUST,ESKY IN THE BOOT
KELPIE BY MY SIDE,SINGING CHRISTMAS SONGS
ITS SUMMER TIME AND I AM IN MY SINGLET AND SHORTS AND THONGS-HEY!
There of course more verses BUT too long for my blog ! (for those outside Australia..Kelpie is a dog,Thongs are sandals,and an Esky is for putting COLD beer in and a Holden is a VERY popular Aussie vehicle) As the skies grew darker with the coming of evening we were treated to seeing hundreds of BATS flying overhead and methinks our singing may have thrown them of their returning to home ritual. The evening ended with the grand entrance of Father Christmas to the delight of lots of kids all fighting for good viewing vantage points ( at this stage I managed to restrain myself!) and he didn’t disappoint ! Thru out the evening drinks/raffles/sausage sizzles were sold at very reasonable prices I sincerley hope in years to come,these events are not over ruled by politically correct zealots. Bring on the next Carol Session (altho I am an atheist, most of the songs I used to sing door knocking at the Xmas run up to make a bit of pocket money AND I do enjoy getting involved in this great tradition …..

He updated Jingle Bells inOzzie slang !

He updated Jingle Bells inOzzie slang !

Xmas KidsFather XmasSez it allOle FOUR ears !!In B&WLone PiperGreat nightGreat nightGreat nightGreat CrowdCaptive AudienceGreat nightInterviewSong WriterChoir

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December 2, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Having a great life as usual you two!
    I wish I had the chance to do the chance to do what you do!!
    Love Linda

    Comment by Linda Williamson | December 4, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Linda I am finding it difficult to add comments on your Blog since it was updated? x

      Comment by Luxxie;s Travels | December 4, 2012 | Reply


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