Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
...Twilight...a book I have noticed many times along with the rest of the saga. Then upon reading a poem inspired by Twilight about Edward and Bella on one of my favourite blogs by Annabelle...and then learning it has also inspired a new wave of artwork...I thought...there must be something to this...so I purchased the first book to see what all this was about AND Wow...a true love story...and I wanted more!!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Travelled up to Hubby's brother's place to meet up with all his family...this was a special day as his Mum...who is 85...moved down from Queensland earlier this year and it is the first time the 3 brothers and families had spent Christmas with her for many years!!! Here is Ryan demolishing the Gingerbread House!!!
Back down the coast on Boxing Day and Jo-Jo's brother took her out kayaking...a first for her...he is only too happy to do adventursome things with her!!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I came upon this quote in Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance...I do think that we have our own desert to travel...and oh, how different the deserts are for each and every one of us!!!...And stars to discover...how wonderful and exciting!!! How this little piece just made me sit back with a few quiet reflective moments...before the last of the gift wrapping, house organizing, list checking, last minute baking...
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year 2009. Thank You for all your visits and comments...it has been a real pleasure to get to know you!!! Many Christmas Blessings to each and every one of you...
Friday, December 19, 2008
...yesterday I received the latest Australian Country Threads with the most gorgeous project in it from Kate...and like the article says...Take a trip back in time with this delightful pincushion and scissor holder from Kate Hampson. Based on a floral motif from an 1852 Pennsylvanian quilt, Kate has given the set the evocative title of Mary Agnes. It's made of a raspberry reproduction print ...I so adore reproduction prints and beautiful warm colours!!!
...and then I did some baking which I haven't done for a while, some mixed berry friands and vanilla cupcakes...all gluten free and just so moist and delicious...with a coffee, and reading everyone's blogs!!! Standing behind are the first of the hydrangeas...
...Amidst all this, an invitation from Catherine to a Party in the Library, how excited did this make me feel...straightaway I had to grab the camera, take the photo of the book I would take with me to share with the other guests...From The Miniature Library of Prose Authors...OLIVER TWIST... by Charles Dickens. There is no publishing date, but a previous owner has dated it...July 28th, 1895!!!
...splendid gilt edged pages!!!
...Frontspiece by Dower Wilson. Perfect discussion of this and other books... and like the invite says...feasting, reading aloud to each other, revelry...with a roaring fire and ...of course... with some wine!!!
...and last but not least...a giveaway by Robyn who is celebrating her First Year of Blogging!!! Congratulations Robyn...a wonderful achievement!!! Drawn New Years Eve.
Now...it's back to filling those stockings and my Library Party. Have a lovely weekend everyone...this the last before Christmas...and thank you for popping in!!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
...stepping through the entrance!!!
...And then back to my real world, the organization that helps support our girl ...and other people with a disability...put together this cookbook, (along with some assisted funding) complete with photographed recipes, and photo recipe cards... The launch for this very special book was held yesterday...a local Member was also in attendance along with staff from the organization, local newspaper and of course the participants. And how proud they were at this achievement after many months of dedicated hard work...so lovely to see it all!!! And how my heart swelled up with pride also to be there and watch their very happy faces as they received their very own copy of the book...along with a well-deserved handshake!!!
...and just to finish off, a beach shot...taken late afternoon at low tide. Nothing like a beach walk and paddle to finish off a day (especially after being in Provence)!!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
On Friday I took a trip up to my old town for a visit to the Dentist...so I thought I'd have a little look at a kitchen store...something a lot of little regional towns do not have. And what a treat it was...all these little puddings in a row...
...ginger and almond shortcake
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Now back to the real world...new kitchen bench arriving this weekend...so it's back to unpacking those cupboards...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
...the most delightful charms received from Cathy at http://www.cathypentondesigns.com.au/, beautifully packaged...with ribbon, always a pleasure to receive something from Cathy...it's like a gift in itself...she never ceases to amaze me at her gorgeous work...
...the 25 for Christmas Day for Jo-Jo to wear...she gets so excited about Christmas...and any occasion...it doesn't matter who is celebrating what, she is always first in on their special day...and just amazes us all how much love she shows...she certainly has taught us much and continues to do so...and then I had to have one too!!! We will wear them on Christmas Day...perhaps with red or green corded type of ribbon...perhaps the present one with black velvet...or then again the same ribbon but in hot pink!!! Will see on the day...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
side view...I sat just behind the second umbrella on the little verandah...
...my little table overlooking the courtyard...
...my lunch, roasted pumpkin and spinach frittata and salad...soy latte and I was tempted... and had a toblerone cheesecake....with ice cream, and read magazines on offer!!! A beautiful sunny day to top it all off, a well deserved lunch ...what more does one need after all this hard work!!! Well...maybe a glass of pink bubbly at home...
Welcome To My World
Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...