How is everyone doing now that it's almost Christmas?
I'm more relaxed than ever this year. As I'm spending my very first Christmas abroad I didn't have to buy or do much for my family back at home. I ordered presents online and will have them delivered to everyone in Germany by mail.
Here in Australia I only had to buy two presents for two people. They will be wrapped tomorrow and that's it. Easiest and most stress-free Christmas, me likey!
dress: fleamarket (h+m)
This outfit is what wore to visit Tomato Lake the other day (scroll down for more info and pics). It is the cheapest outfit ever! I bought both, jacket and dress, for 4 Euros each earlier this year at one of my former neighbourhood's awesome fleamarkets. The belt came as a freebie with another thrifted dress and the shoes are bought second hand via a clothes swapping website for 18 Euros. So you can basically say this whole look costs less than 30 bucks! How cool is that?!
Some days ago Jarryd took me to a lovely place nearby called Tomato Lake. It's a park/reserve area with said lake in its center. I asked where the funny name comes from, he said he doesn't know for sure but believes it simply has the shape of a tomato.
All around the lake is a footpath to take a walk and enjoy nature. They have lots of different plants there and a huge amount of birds to watch too. I saw ducks and other small water birds, but what impressed me was that you can see wild Pelicans swimming on the lake. As a not well-travelled German I had never seen Pelicans in the wild before. It's really cool that Australia basically feels like one huge wildlife zoo to me.
Have a lovely day and do some nice christmassy things before the magic is gone! :)