We are finding it impossible to get into the Christmas spirit here - the weather is just too hot. As I write this pre-scheduled post we are about to go to the Christmas concert on the Domain where people have been erecting tents to get shade. It is just not right. and to to be fair the efforts to decorate for Christmas are fairly minimal. Albeit inventive. After all fir trees presumably do not grow freely in Australia. So why not make your tree from plastic bottles?