We spent the weekend at George's mother's place, celebrating her birthday. She has just had the old decking replaced with this resplendent verandah the size of a room, which is absolutely gorgeous. Sadly the weather was revoltingly hot and very smokey indeed (we weren't near the fires, well not near enough for them to be a danger, but the smoke was quite thick and unpleasant) so we spent the time indoors with the air conditioning on.
If the weather on Christmas Day is suitable, that's where we are celebrating Christmas. If it's too hot or too cold (either is likely in Victoria at Christmas!) we'll have to be inside, but it would be lovely to sit out there and look at the beatiful view and eat Christmas lunch.