The tree - which travelled up to Ballarat with us five years ago - is still undressed. We're waiting (with some difficulty on my part) for Jesse to come home on Christmas Eve so we can decorate it together.
This is the first year our family won't be all together at Christmas, as Jake is staying in Cairns.
I live in Ballarat, an old goldfields town, in the central west of Victoria, but southerly in relation to the world. I love Chinese architecture, the post-goldfields towns and countryside of central Victoria, and I love the practice and the art of history. This year I'm beginning a research project on Ballarat in the 1870s.