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Old 11-29-2015, 11:50 AM
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Thanks Sun Lion though I an Australian you put it all together very nicely .. but you did forget one ting on Boxing Day ... the Boxing Day Test [lol] and Australian Tradition will Frederick watch I wonder... oh! it is cricket.
But I again say your words are really charming ...
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:12 PM
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Hi Muhler, Roskilde, bertie5252003 -

You are so right about the cricket and summer in Australia bertie5252003 - I don't know how I forgot it, seeing it's been on telly all week already.

The sound of an Australian summer Roskilde is the broadcast of the cricket whether you are at home, in a pub, at the caravan park or even these days in the food court of a shopping centre.

If the cricket is on, summer is here!

The school holidays in Tasmania have been changed in recent years Muhler from a three term year to a four term year and so the children go back in early February now - a shame because the best weather days are in that month.

A lot of parents now have to work on Christmas Eve, though their companies may close at lunch that day, or early afternoon, but school breaks up earlier in December.

Private schools seem to break up and return a week or so earlier than the state government schools.

I hope CP Mary and her family don't have to settle for a flying visit to Tasmania.

The nice thing about summer is the lazy days of doing nothing very much at the beach, the shack, the caravan - or if you stay home, just in the garden.

At least in Tasmania you don't have to spend summer indoors.

I've had years of every second summer in Adelaide in South Australia.

Some days there you have the blinds drawn against the sun and sit in front of the air-conditioner watching movies. (Or go to the shopping centres which are air-conditioned.)
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:41 AM
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. . . . I expect the timings of this is also good for Mary considering recent reports of family feuds that have been circulating the papers in the last number of months.
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Yes, but that family feud was made up....
What feud? I obviously missed it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:51 AM
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You didn't miss anything.

It was obviously fake and completely made up by the media, I assume.

It's great that F&M get to spend Christmas in Tassie this year. The timing makes sense. Their kids are older and it ties in perfectly with Jane's 50th birthday.
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:03 AM
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Thanks, Sun Lion.

Your descriptions help those of us who are winter-challenged to understand the atmosphere when Australia goes into summer-holiday-mode.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:25 AM
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I wouldn't surprise if Mary, Frederick and children quit their holiday in Australia at some point. Australian press became very intrusive. I can't imagine their 3 weeks in Australia without very privat photos in local magazines.
They managed it last time they visited I cant see how it will be any different from what they have been exposed to at home. If anything its easier to avoid the paps as Australia has some really remote places. One of the previous visits they rented a property for the whole family and Paps didnt get anywhere near it. So Im sure it wont be a problem.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:40 AM
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I'll be in Tasmania for christmas and New Year. We are having christmas morning at home opening presents and almond croissants and coffee for breakfast. Then its off to friends for turkey, potatoes (always at least 2 kinds we love our taters in tassie) greens such as brusselsprouts. For dessert we have summer pudding and fresh cream. For dinner and boxing day we have cold cut ham salad. Brakfast the day after christmas is christmas cake and coffee. We eat the leftovers for the week finishing the ham on new years eve if there is any left!
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In my experience, there is not much of importance happening in schools the lasts week (or two) before Christmas (and summer) holiday. Maybe it's different in Denmark?

M&F have been patrons of some events that they have not (been able to) attended. Maybe Frederik is present at the opening (5th?) and that's that.
I think so too, for missing school. They are still young Christian and Isabella, that they wont miss too much. Im sure a homework packet can be prepared. Plus its the first time, I dont think they will be able to do this again, spend Christmas in Australia, at least for a long time.
at least 11 years since Mary spent Christmas with her family, Im sure she is beyond excited.

I thought Frederik might attend the opening of the handball tournament on the 5th but the regency dates were changed. He was going to be regent until the 6th but now its until the 4th.
But like you said its not the first time for F&M to be patrons but not being able to attend (its rare that they miss)

and thank you Sun Lion for the wonderful posts on Christmas in Australia Im sure the family will enjoy, they are an outdoorsy family.
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at least 11 years since Mary spent Christmas with her family, Im sure she is beyond excited.
Not sure, but I think it's as long as 14 years since Mary spent Christmas in Australia/Tasmania. Counting from when they met in 2000.
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Not sure, but I think it's as long as 14 years since Mary spent Christmas in Australia/Tasmania. Counting from when they met in 2000.
thanks. I just remembered that they spent 2003 in Denmark.
Not sure on the other years before, I thought i had read she spent 2002 in Australia.

Either way it will be big to be able to spend Christmas again in Australia.
A photo of the CP family in Tasmania in 2011 (not in Christmas though), that Mary shared for her 40th birthday.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YbA69uAdDY...2544851_10.jpg
It's about time the kids return
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Not sure on the other years before, I thought i had read she spent 2002 in Australia.
2001 was in the UK, Oxford I think, with her father and Susan and New Year in Copenhagen.
Years ago, I read somewhere, that Mary had spent Christmas 2002 with the family at Marselisborg, but the press and public didn't know about it at the time.
She had met Queen M for the first time spring 2002 and had got "the green light".
I can't remember where I've read it or if it's true, of course.
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I've been chatting with another member and after having rubbed my forehead against a wall I have a prediction to make. Mary will travel straight to Tasmania in a few days with the twins only.
The weekend before Christmas Frederik will fly in with Christian and Bella. In that case they won't miss school, or at least no more than a day or two and he can still be present at the handball-thing.
Is CP Frederik supposed to fly with his heir Prince Christian?
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:28 PM
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There is no law saying that he can't. It's just been the standard practice.
But as flying has become such a safe way of travel and as this isn't Greenland with bad weather, it wouldn't be that big an issue IMO. After all if Mary travel with the twins, there would still be two spares to take over in the worst case scenario.
And they have traveled and even flown together before.
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Ok! However, I think that the last time all 4 left Tasmania, CP Mary flew with Christian and Josephine while CP Frederik flew with Isabella and Vincent.
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:56 PM
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Indeed in 2011, Frederik, Isabella and Vincent arrived in Tasmania ten minutes before Mary, Christian and Josephine. However, on their way home, Frederik left with Isabella only and Mary with the other three children (and nannies, hopefully *phew-smiley* ).
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Hi Muhler, Roskilde, bertie5252003 -

You are so right about the cricket and summer in Australia bertie5252003 - I don't know how I forgot it, seeing it's been on telly all week already.

The sound of an Australian summer Roskilde is the broadcast of the cricket whether you are at home, in a pub, at the caravan park or even these days in the food court of a shopping centre.

If the cricket is on, summer is here!

The school holidays in Tasmania have been changed in recent years Muhler from a three term year to a four term year and so the children go back in early February now - a shame because the best weather days are in that month.

A lot of parents now have to work on Christmas Eve, though their companies may close at lunch that day, or early afternoon, but school breaks up earlier in December.

Private schools seem to break up and return a week or so earlier than the state government schools.

I hope CP Mary and her family don't have to settle for a flying visit to Tasmania.

The nice thing about summer is the lazy days of doing nothing very much at the beach, the shack, the caravan - or if you stay home, just in the garden.

At least in Tasmania you don't have to spend summer indoors.

I've had years of every second summer in Adelaide in South Australia.

Some days there you have the blinds drawn against the sun and sit in front of the air-conditioner watching movies. (Or go to the shopping centres which are air-conditioned.)
Sun Lion, reading your post reminded me of something. The new movies come out on Boxing Day of Christmas week. (They normally come out on Thursday) It's common for people to go to the Cinema between Christmas and New Year.
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Old 12-03-2015, 12:51 PM
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The Mercury has an article about M&F soon arriving in Tasmania. (BTW is it on or in Tasmania?) nocookies | The Mercury
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I would say arriving in Tasmania

Similar article by BB
Kronprinsesse Mary og kronprins Frederik: Australien glæder sig | BILLED-BLADET

and a nice gallery of Frederik and Mary in Australia
SE BILLEDERNE: Kronprinsesse Mary og kronprins Frederik elsker Australien | BILLED-BLADET
you can tell they enjoy their time there even if it was during official events.

Now this picture is just perfection, they both look so good
http://www.billedbladet.dk/sites/bil...?itok=yYs1L6Uj
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:10 PM
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Yes polyesco - "in" Tasmania.

Though Tasmania has more than three hundred other islands around it Muhler, and people would then say "on" for those.

(So, "he arrived in Tasmania last week", but, "he has a property on Flinders", "they have a house on King Island" etc.)

So right about the big movies opening on Boxing Day lise.

Another thing I forgot is that a lot of people now light up their houses and yards.

The newspapers print the addresses of the houses and people go out as it gets dark - around 9.00pm if the sky is clear.

One person navigates and one person drives and everyone else squeezes in the back - or you take a load in a second car.

Little children, grandparents and everyone in between - and off you go for a few hours ooing and aahing at the marvels people have created.

Nodding mechanical reindeer grazing on the lawn, a pair of boots and red trousers half-way down the chimney showing Santa's got stuck again etc.

Some council have competitions for the best house.

No international flights go to Hobart now, so I guess the CP Family will have to change planes in either Melbourne or Sydney.

I wonder if the children will be allowed to have a look around the duty-free at Dubai - most flights between Europe and Australia now stop for a short time at Dubai.

It would be a bit gob-smacking for them with all the colourful Middle Eastern items. Camel's milk chocolate anyone?
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:40 PM
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A photo of the CP family in Tasmania in 2011 (not in Christmas though), that Mary shared for her 40th birthday.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YbA69uAdDY...2544851_10.jpg
It's about time the kids return

There was also a photo from this trip polyesco of CP Mary on the beach with one little twin stapped to the front and the other on her back.

I always thought that photo was from Spring Beach where Mary's sister Jane has her holiday home.

I was looking at the website for "Blue Lake Lodge" at Lake Arthur in the highlands of Tasmania the other day.

It was reported this is where the family slipped off to, away from the reporters and photographers on one of their previous visits.

They've also been reported as being seen in Strahan on the west coast before.

I wonder if they've made it to Cradle Moutain and Dove Lake - an easy bushwalk for the children now they're older if they stay on the boardwalk.
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