Here’s wishing every one of you a relaxed and laid-back Christmas. Our top tip for surviving the mayhem is: keep it simple. We’re talking beachcombing for Christmas decorations, a bbq and a few icey cocktails for lunch, and a lazy summer afternoon, kicking back under the shade of a beach umbrella with a dip in the ocean - or your neighbour’s backyard pool - if you feel so inclined (and the weather finally clears, which we're assured it will on Christmas day). Ahh, Sydney in the summer. What’s not to love?