It’s not this time of year without …

Driving along with my mother in tow this morning, I was looking for photographs for this week’s photo challenge when I suddenly realised … It’s Not This Time of Year Without… a sign on the main road advertising prawns.

A big U-turn later, mum’s sitting under a tree, windows down and door open while I’m interrupting traffic flow capturing a frame or two.

Prawns are the traditional aussie Christmas fare (that’s a shrimp in case you’re from the US), and if you are from a little coastal town like me, it feels like every little shop has a blackboard sign up saying ”get your order in for xmas”.

Those humble blackboard signs shouting out Christmas orders for prawns and seafood, are just as Christmas to me as Silent Night, fancy decorations and tinsel.

This has been my favourite photo challenge, managing to combine my love of street art, prawns and blogging all in the one frame.

© 2016 Melinda Irvine

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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