We spend Christmas barefoot down under. Christmas is celebrated in great style in Kiwiland and nobody hesitate to put his red cap. On Christmas day, we’ll join New Zealanders, cap on head, to spend a day at the beach around a barbecue but, in the meantime, we take advantage of Xmas excitement in Auckland, and especially in Franklin Road.
At Franklin Road, a residential street of hype Ponsonby neighbourhood, everyone decorate home for Christmas, transforming the street into a light show. Each evening, when garland lit, choirs and orchestras settled and feast began. There are those who want to see it driving, creating huge traffic jams around Franklin Road, young ones who come to party a guitar in hand, families with children in pyjamas, Kiwi barefoot as usual. It’s cheerful and good-natured, very relaxed, and it’s yelling « Merry Xmas ».
And, then, on the 23th, we met Santa Claus and Virgil, a bit intimidated, placed a tender kiss on his cheek.
This post was written by Daphne