Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some things for christmas

Christmas trees in Federation Square:


Santa. (Who deliverers the gifts under our tree in the living room. Please note Australia Post, how Santa doesn't just leave our stuff in the letter box out front!!):

Here is a little something to put under the tree:
Yes, it's a bike for little Timmy (and by the front tyre are some beers for dad.. umm I mean Santa! I remember my step-dad once telling me that Santa doesn't like milk!  So we should leave out a stubbie and corned beef sandwich!):

Christmas is also a time to think about others:

Our friends and family:

Obscure reference for all but a few:

  Nieces and nephews, cute when they aren't being a pain in the backside:

It is also a time to spare some thoughts for those doing it rough (bedding seen here is situated next to train tracks and  under a carpark in the very affluent suburb of South Yarra):

Lastly what would Christmas be without those daggy songs we pretend to hate, but can't stop singing along to!

Lastly, I leave you with a message from the the King and I:

All photographs's copyright matthew schiavello 2011. My nephew is copyright his parents 2005. God bless being able to give children back to their parents!


  1. Matthew -- really enjoyed your Christmas mosaic.

    The yank, and The Motown Sound, want to know: is "daggy" bad?

  2. Dear Alex.. 'daggy'.. let me starting with Urban dictionary:
    "This actually refers to farming... A dag is what happens when a sheep (or any farm animal with long hair) craps and the crap gets stuck in the hair, thus forming a dag.
    To call someone Daggy, is to call them dirty/messy/hair full of crap"

    Lovely wikipedia adds:
    Dag is an Australian and New Zealand slang term. In Australia, it is often used as an affectionate insult for someone who is, or is perceived to be, unfashionable, lacking self consciousness about their appearance and/or with poor social skills yet affable and amusing.

    So daggy is not good, but not bad.. it is just 'daggy' (and affectionately so!).

    Hope that clears things up for the yank and the motown sound!

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  4. great post to end the year with!


    ps - loved the street sign btw

  5. merry christmas Matthew. i hope santa brings you something nice and you enjoy the break.

  6. Thank you Yevisha for reading and your lovely comments, I hope your festive season is delightful and trouble free!
    I also hope your goldfish start multiplying rather than dropping off!!!!!