PRESENTS still sit under a decorated tree at Harry Speath's house 305 days after Christmas.
Mr Speath has left them there for his children Thomas, 5, and Serena, 6, who are listed as missing.
He has not seen or heard from his children since they were picked up from his home by their mother on December 5.
The Family Court has issued a recovery order authorising police to recover the children but they cannot be located.
It is thought the children could be in Brisbane's northern suburbs, Maleny or the Sunshine Coast hinterland, as their mother has family links in the area.
However, there are also concerns that their mother, Jane Illuci Adare, previously known as Leisa-Jane Felsman and Leisa-Jane Allsop, could have taken them overseas as she has dual UK/Australian citizenship.
Education Queensland has no record of the children being enrolled at a school in the state.
Mr Speath said there had been no clues to their whereabouts in 10 months.
The semi-retired accountant, 58, is starting to think that he will be one of the many fathers who never see their children grow up.
But he has been unable to completely give up on seeing his children again.
"I have my ups and downs," Mr Speath said.
"The problem is I'm on tenterhooks all the time because I don't know if they are going to be there tomorrow.
"The bedrooms are waiting for them but I don't know if I'll see them again.
"I've still got the Christmas tree and presents from last Christmas.
"You never know when the kids are going to turn up, in which case, I want to have the Christmas we were going to have, and the birthdays, and the father's day."
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