Being away from friends and family means we seek out anything open on Christmas day. In Melbourne's CBD everything to do with Asian food is open. Our Christmas lunch consists of vege dumplings, shallot pancakes and milk tea. Afternoon tea is passionfruit green tea with pearls and a bag of coconut and melon sweets from a Asian sweet/snack chain. It's 4pm and pouring. Plenty of wind, thunder and lightning. Perfect for sleeping off all this sickly sugar in our cosy hotel room.
I've been reading Tea Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife". A beautifully written treat. I don't often read novels so when I get a good one I'm a very happy woman.