I really enjoy Christmas. This year will be our second Christmas on the road.

We had a lot of fun at Port Parham last year. We camped at the beach. We got a heap of audio books. Santa used up all of the internet downloads – I found written on my card from Santa “P.S tell your mum to look on the laptop”! We had brought a little white Christmas tree to put on the table for the presents.

Christmas is a family activity. As we are travelling, the family we spend Christmas with now is my parents, sisters and brother. We make Christmas a special day together.

Last year, about a month away from Christmas, we were just about to leave Andamooka in northern South Australia. We spent ten weeks there. Every one at Andamooka School (the school we were going to) was to do a performance at the little town hall. Almost the whole town was there to watch the performance. At the end we all got to see Santa and get a present and bubble mix, I got a dvd case which could hold 40 CD s we have still got it!

Around Christmas I’m just at the moment making heaps of Christmas decorations, surprises and songs! The decorations will be things like little paper bells decorated strings and things like that. When they are made, I will start worrying about Christmas presents for my family. My sisters and I always make presents for everyone in our family.

On Christmas Day I will play with my brother who is 2 years old, and our sisters who are 6 and9. Before we go to bed on Christmas Eve we will put out food for Santa and his reindeer. In the morning when we wake up we will open all our presents!

I’m really excited because Grandma and Opa are coming to visit us for Christmas! That’s going to be the best Christmas present!

This was a group writing project. These are what other people had to say about Christmas while travelling:
My sister, Susan wrote about Christmas, too

Pearce On Earth: A Different Kind of Christmas

Family Trek: What’s For Christmas? Dear Santa, do we really need more stuff?

The Nomadic Family- Poverty for Christmas

New Life on the Road – Dear Mr Santa Claus Whats For Christmas

With 2 Kids In Tow, It’s Backpacking We Go: Dear Santa, For This Christmas We Wish…

Living Outside of the Box – The Best Christmas Presents

Discover Share Inspire – Christmas is Coming – What Do We Give on the Road?

Bohemian Travelers- Gift giving while living a simpler life

Presence vs Presents – Christmas Time for Travelling Families

Family Travel Bucket List – Feliz Navidad Without All the Stuff

a minor diversion – Reinventing Christmas

Carried on the Wind – Christmas Giving




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About Peter

Hello, my name is Peter, and I am eleven years old. I like to read, particularly fantasy and adventure. My favourite authors are Angie Sage, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling.

I am traveling around Australia in a caravan with my Mum,Dad,baby brother and two sisters. My brother, Edmund, is two, and my sisters are named Lucy, who is six, and Susan, who is eight. My favourite places are Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Mt. Hothom, Andamooka, Gem Tree and Phillip Island. At Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyonn, we walked for ages. At Mt.hothom we skied for the whole season and tobboganned.

I like to read, listen to audiobooks on my ipod, ride my bike sing, memorise poems, take photos, maths, cooking, campfires, and swim. My favourite songs are by Louis Armstrong.

My sisters and I are homeschooled. Mum tells me sometimes that I have to read a particular book. Sometimes Mum tells me to read a book, and I usually say “No way! I hate that book!” but then once I read it I usually find I love it. It was like that with J.R.R.Tolkein, Angie Sage, Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. I knew that I’d like L.Frank Baum, though, because Mum had played some of the Wizard of Oz audiobooks in the car.


  1. I love the performances you give every Christmas. I’m looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this year.

  2. Sounds like you have a wonderful Christmas planned! Great post and I hope this is your best Christmas yet!

  3. Peter – It’s so great that you are making this for Christmas and already planning on spending time with your siblings as part of the holiday. Enjoy your special day together.

  4. Hi Peter,

    I like how you take care of your brothers and sisters :)

    Sounds like you are having lots of fun with making craft ideas for xmas – it will look good in your Caravan, once your decorations are all done!

    Your family photo is so cute!

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  5. Love your Christmas tree. I wish I could see you on Christmas day too.

  6. I can hardly wait until we see you all over Christmas. We are counting down the days till we head off. This will be our best Christmas ever. I miss you all so much and love you …Grandma

  7. Hi Peter,

    Your Christmas sure sounds like lots of fun. We haven’t left for our travels yet and I keep thinking that this Christmas might be one of the last ones we have in a proper house, and I wonder how my kids will like Christmas on the road.

    It’s great to know that Christmas is fun wherever you are and you are right, it is all about family.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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  8. Peter
    Your Christmas sounds like it will be fun! Hope you and your family have a great one to remember!


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