For those not accustomed to it, it’s hard to imagine Christmas in the sun. Growing up in Ireland, December was a dark and dreary month, made cheery only by the festive lights that decorated streets and homes, twinkling in the frosty air. Since my sister moved to Australia, however, we have spent a number of Christmases in the sun. Although it’s definitely a little strange, it’s hard to complain about good company, warm sunshine and wonderful food. Sydney is famous for its seafood and while there we consumed as much of it as we could. One of our favourite seafood restaurants is Doyle’s in Watson’s Bay. Being on a budget we would typically just buy fish and chips and head down to the beach to look back over Sydney harbour as we enjoyed our lunch. The boats bobbing calmly by the beach were juxtaposed beautifully against the angular lines of the central business district in the background. We hope to go back there soon.