Something about December…

Lights around the tree
Mama’s whistling
Take me back again
Something about December

Christmas is in the air @ Remuera, Auckland
*Christmas cheer @ Remuera, Auckland*

We’re hanging mistletoe
And hoping that it snows
I close my eyes and then
I can still remember
How to get back home

NZ Christmas
*Christmas is in the air @ my friend’s house in Auckland, New Zealand 1*

Let all your memories
Hold you close
No matter where you are
You’re not alone
Because the ones you love are never far
If Christmas is in your heart

Christmas in NZ 2
*Christmas is in the air @ my friend’s house in Auckland, New Zealand 2*

Who really needs a gift
When love is meant to give

Christmas (& birthday) presents to the Wee's...
*Christmas (& birthday) presents from my friend & her family to the Wee’s*

I can still recall
Carry with me always

From Mandy
*Layer cake from Lavender from Mandy*

Every Christmas dream
They live in you and me

From Quay Po
*Christmas presents from Quay Po Cooks*

Let all your memories
Hold you close
No matter where you are

Christmas in NZ 3
*Christmas is in the air @ my friend’s house in Auckland, New Zealand 3*

You’re not alone
Because the ones you love are never far
If Christmas is in your heart

3 wise men
*The Three Wise Men @ Cambridge, New Zealand*

Lights around the tree
Mama’s whistling
Take me back again
There’s something about December

*Nativity scene @ Cambridge, New Zealand*

Let all your memories
Hold you close
No matter where you are
You’re not alone
Because the ones you love are never far
If Christmas is in your heart
You’re not alone


Text in this blogpost from my favourite Christmas song for 2012 by Christina Perri, alongside this beautiful one by Richard Marx.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

36 thoughts on “Something about December…”

  1. Ho ho Ho… Merry Christmas … ho HO ho… now go buy number…

    The same to you and your family. Btw, did you get my Christmas cards? Yes, yes…will buy. You may get to see me in KL sooner than expected. Hehehehehe!!!!

  2. Oh..I am the first to comment ? Hahahahhahahaha!!! Everyone must be party hard.

    Shereen like elephant ?? Love those cute elephant cushion !

    Wow…so many lovely pressies from your lovely friends!!

    Like I always say, I am truly blessed with all the wonderful friends here, there and everywhere, you included, of course!

  3. Selamat Hari Krismas atau Hari Natal aka 聖誕快樂 Shèng dàn kuàilè Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays 2u & family

    A Blessed Christmas to you, Mango and all your loved ones…

  4. What a nice post with Christmas feel. I wish you and family a Merry Christmas! May you be blessed with good health and happiness!

    …and may God bless you and your loved ones abundantly too at Christmas and throughout the New Year, 2013. Cheers!

  5. Arthur, Merry Christmas to you and all at home! Once you are back home, we will be seeing some more kampua noodles again, eh :)? Or was a plate waiting for Santa? Ho..Ho..Ho..!!!

    Not so soon. I have so many things to blog about, you may end up seeing nothing but NZ throughout the whole of 2013… Hehehehehehe!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family too. 🙂

  6. A Very Blessed & Joyous Christmas to you & family. Nice post to gear up the Christmas mood. Ho!!!!…Ho!!!….

    Thank you and the same to you and yours. 😉

  7. I am so jealous Arthur!!! So many presents 🙂 May peace, happiness and goodwill be with you and your family not only on Christmas, but throughout the year and beyond. Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Thanks and the same to you, Gert. Hah!!! No need to be jealous! I know you got presents from Shereen too, couriered all the way to the states – they’re such wonderful and generous people – the Fieldens. Missing them heaps!!! 😦

  8. Blessings!!! Christmas.. New Year 2013…. All Blessings from our Good Lord.. Yes, may He continue to bless you and your family with His Goodness and Grace… Have a joyful day and year after year filled with Happiness and Good Health!!!

    Thanks, Claire and may your prayers be heard not just for me and mine but also for you and yours. Amen. 🙂

  9. HOHOHO!! MERRY CHRISTMAS to Arthur and family!!

    are you having kampua noodles with turkey for christmas?? hehehe.. 🙂

    Thank you. Kampua, yes…turkey, no – too expensive, cannot afford. Why didn’t you courier one over to me? >.<

  10. OMG Arthur. The photo with the elephant pillows! Your eye for photographic detail let you down, one of the pillows is not correct. People will think so untidy we are!!
    Merry Christmas to you, Lucy and Melissa. Miss the joyous laughter around our house these last few days.

    This doesn’t sound like you, Simon…must be Shereen commenting. The other day, she commented as “suituapui”! Alamak!!! I was absolutely baffled! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

    Same to you all, miss the delightfully wonderful company – no mood for anything…spoilt our Christmas. 😉

    Ya…I noticed the cushion but actually, I would prefer them strewn all over – like very well-lived in… All so nicely arranged, spick and span…I would not dare to sit down even. Hehehehehehe!!!!! But actually, I wasn’t the one who did that – if I had sat there, I would put it back in the right position – I’m slightly autistic, I think! Everything must be in perfect order….😀

  11. Adoi!!!!Now the whole world will see how untidy my house is* face palm*! Lovely post today, Arthur and Happy Xmas to you and all at home. House is rather quiet without you guys.

    PS: we love your Christmas present to cute and lovely and SO VERY EXPENSIVE!!!..and missing 2 members of the family.. Hehehe.

    Hmmm…don’t think we can buy such nice things here – least of all, pugs! You said you can make…go, go make them. I’ve saved you the trouble of making the three already. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

    Where got untidy? So neat, so clean….not like my house. Tsk! Tsk! 😦 That was why I asked if you had a cleaner come in once or twice a week. I am very very impressed…

  12. what a lovely poem
    suituapui it was moving indeed

    Lyrics to Christina Perri’s “Something about December”. I super love the song! Very nice.

  13. Merry Christmas to you and your family! May God continue to bless you abundantly 🙂

    Thanks, Julia. You too, and your loved ones as well.

  14. Merry Xmas to you and your family, STP! Hope you’ve had a great time spending Christmas in NZ! =D

    Same to you and yours. I’m back home in Sibu, not spending Christmas there…

  15. Merry Christmas to you and family. sorry I’m late; :p

    Same to you and yours. No problem, better late than never. 😉

  16. Arthur, so happy that you received the package. I really so Lucy! I was ready to have the package kicked back to me! AIYOH!

    They will keep for 14 days… Arrived on 13th…and I collected on the 24th, just made it in time.

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