Bash out a festive tune this Chrissy
IT"S frightening that it is only seven weeks until Christmas!
The shops have decorations for sale and are starting to play Christmas songs way too early.
It always seems silly to me that the songs we hear at this time of year are all about "Dreaming of a White Christmas", or "dashing through the snow" and the like.
Maybe we do dream of cooler weather as we swelter in mid-30 degree heat and 90% humidity, but there is nothing like dropping a prawn on the barbie with some cold frothy liquid to help quench the thirst.
An Aussie Christmas is all about being outdoors with family and friends, cricket in the back yard and for us older ones a nap in the afternoon.
All that aside, nothing signals the festive season like the Ipswich City Council's annual Seniors' Concert.
This year the special theme is "An Aussie Christmas" with entertainment from an Aussie Bush Band, the seniors' Concert Carollers and special guest artists.
As Mayor Pisasale says: "Instead of dashing through the snow you will be bashing through the bush in a rusty Holden ute".
It all sounds like it will be great entertainment and something you won't want to miss.
The seniors' Christmas concert is something all seniors in Ipswich eagerly look forward to, according to Councillor Shelia Ireland, who is chair of the Council's Youth and Senior's committee.
"It is a joyous event that is full of fun and frivolity," she said.
"It is an opportunity to recognise our seniors and to show our appreciation and acknowledgement of the important role they play in our community."
All Ipswich seniors are invited to attend and celebrate the festive season at this annual event.
So, why not bring along your Christmas spirit and join in the fun at the Ipswich Civic Hall on 2 December. There are two performances, 10am and 1.30pm.
But you will have to book tickets to this magnificent show early as they sell very fast.
In previous years and previous concerts the Civic Hall has been booked out.
These shows are very popular so it is important that you do not leave it until the last minute to purchase your tickets.
Tickets are $8 each and bookings are essential. Concert goers are asked to arrive at least a half hour early for lucky door prizes and pre-show entertainment.