Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas at The Hedge

Well dear Hedgies, it's Christmas Eve & here's what's happening behind The Hedge today:
  •  I'm at work, but that's no drama 'cos as MOTH so succintly puts it 'Mills you should be jolly grateful you have a place to go to other than a Bingo Hall.'
  • After only 2.5 years our very expensive heat pump hot water system went belly up & we have had no hot water since Friday night. A plumber is supposed to be on his way, wish us luck.
  • MOTH hasn't started his Christmas shopping.
  • The cavalcade of cars belonging to various family members has left Melbourne this morning bound for a big Christmas over the border at The Hedge. They are blissfully unaware that MOTH has not completed the reno of the Home Office, so the 3rd bedroom is full of all the stuff from that room & is totally unusable. So MOTH's sister, Son #2 & Son #3 & his partner will be tossing for the only available bed - good luck.
  • MOTH is desperately upset that none of the Aussie telly networks picked up the 2012 Victoria's Secret Christmas Show. As you know, he always does his best pressie wrapping propped in front of it.
I could go on, but I won't, I ran out of tissues about 2 hours ago. All in all though, it's been an OK year here & I'm grateful for getting through it relatively unscathed. I'll be working through early January & then I'm off to make my acquaintance with my new titanium knee on Jan. 23rd. I'll be back before then, so see you soon.

Merry Christmas!




  1. Merry Christmas, Millie! I hope your sons and their partners manager to survive without a bed - I hope they are bringing along an air mattress!

    I'm working through the holidays myself, so I know how you feel!

    I'm sorry about the hot water :(

  2. Hope you have hot water when you get home...and I'm sure your guests will be thankful, too! haha.

    I love to watch the VS show! It makes me vow to do more crunches and situps. lol....

    Merry Christmas! xo

  3. Sounds like it's all action at your place Millie! And that there's well and truly No Room At The Inn. While MOTH might be a bit Bah Humbug about the lack of Victoria's Secret action on the TV, fingers crossed that with a few cold beers under his belt you'll all enjoy your family christmas together. At perhaps fairly close quarters! Nothing like that to bring a family together....! Wishing you a very merry Christmas xx

  4. Merry Christmas dear Millie and Moth and wishing you happy days with all your family.
    Sounds a lot like our place - the dishwasher seems to be on the fritz and showing up the message F4 and the lounge is a total disaster - we have to move around the timber for the flooring and walls that are bare and waiting for something to happen.
    Victoria's secret is on our telly on Sunday night here, so maybe I could tape it for Moth.
    Good luck with the hot water and hope you have a fabulous Christmas.


  5. Dear Mill's,
    Wishing you, MOTH, sons 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, their partners and, of course, baby Gracie, and all of your family and friends, a wonderful Christmas and thank you for another year of blogging friendship.
    Enjoy every minute and for MOTH, I'm sure that the 2012 VS Christmas Show will be shown in 2013, At least he will have that to look forward to !!!!
    Eat, drink and be merry,
    Lots of love Mill's. XXXX

  6. Have a wonderful Christmas with all the family Millie...I'm sure MOTH will come good...just let him know about the rumours of Miranda Kerr and Orlando breaking up...that'll get the juices flowing

  7. Ah, I knew the VS photo must have been with MOTH in mind....your comment did make me laugh!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas Millie, sounds like quite a houseful....hope the water gets sorted ASAP.

    Thinking of you all XX

  8. Wonderful Millie, I am moving to Sydney in the New Year, really looking forward to warm Christmas's again :) Have a wonderful festive season

    Best wishes

    Endless Inspiration

  9. Merry Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday!

  10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your love ones!!

  11. Merry Chistmas Millie and MOTH!!! And a Happy New Year!!!! I'm sure that this Christmas will be filled with MAGIC since little baby girl has graced your family. It has been a full year. 2013 will be interesting I'm sure. Love you guys, Heidi

  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Millie

  13. Merry Christmas Millie!

    I do hope 2013 is a healthy and happy one, filled with great memories and... hot water!

    Thank you for sharing another bloggy year with us.

    xo xo

  14. Merry Christmas Millie. I predict much mayhem and laughter at the hedge this Christmas. I hope thr
    E knee op goes smoothly and I guess the bionic woman jokes are starting to wear thin. Have fun with the family. Xx deb

  15. Merry Xmas Millie and all of your beautiful family. Hope your day was much smoother than the eve. best of luck with the knee too. Fiona

  16. You guys really should have your own TV show. I'm imagining the merry mayhem right now.....please tell me you have an embarrassing uncle somewhere that always comes to Christmas lunch??? Merry Christmas to you & your beautiful family Millie. May you, MOTH & your titanium knee have a corker of a New Year. M xo

  17. Dear Millie,
    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. (I, too, am working through the holidays....didn't get much work done today, though.) Have enjoyed following your blog and pinterest boards this year. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year. Good luck with your knee surgery.
    My best,
    PS - Hope you have hot water!

  18. Oh MIllie, holidays with no hot You know how we love your blog and your wonderful since of humor always gets our day off on the right foot. Thanks for all of the laughs and inspiration - such a fan of your pinterest too. Hope you have a quick recovery from your knee surgery - you'll be so glad you had it done once it's all over - happy 2013!!

  19. Dearest Millie...

    Oh much drama in one post. Christmas and a house full of company and no hot water. YIKES. I'm sure you survived it beautifully. Can't wait to read the follow up. I hope Santa was good to everyone at The Hedge.

    xo, Rosemary

  20. Oh, so sorry to hear you are working during this most magical time of year. But just the same, I suspect you may just apply that fabulous sense of humour of yours and make the best of a situation or two - true to form for one always so optimistic. xx

  21. Bonjour Millie,

    Sorry to hear about you not having hot water and MOTH missing out on VS.....hope that you have ordered him a catalogue as some sort of compensation.

    Wishing you a very happy, healthy and very prosperous 2013. I am looking forward to a fresh year and plan to fit as much in as possible :-)

    amicalement, Leeann x

  22. It's safe to say that one of the highlights of 2012 was meeting you and MOTH, Millie - and he knew where the 'fishing shop' is - he should have just popped down the hill and I could have fixed him up with all his christmas present requirements!!!

    I hope you had a fabulous one with your family.

    Wishing you and your family a fabulous and splendid 2013 - which I'm sure will involve more of us catching up over champagne!
    Love lots xxxx

  23. Life has slowed down a bit today. It is always sad packing up the Christmas decor, but the Valentines Day stuff takes its place right away in the retail business. I know you're worried about the knee replacement, but I am here to tell you that come Feb. you will be kicking some ass with that new knee and will be wishing you had done it sooner. Watch out MOTH. Happy New Year!!!! All my Love, Heidi

  24. Just popped over to say Happy New Year Millie, all the best to you & MOTH....I hope 2013 is a good year for free & maybe the end of MOTH's renovations, who knows??!! And maybe a trip to Europe, am keeping everything crossed!! XX


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