Well the first week of 2014 was lovely. If you’ve been following my #365gratefuls project you’ll know that I’ve had lots of things to make me happy. On the 1st day of the year I cycled back from the New Year’s Eve fireworks with Mr.B and the girls, through the dark streets, feeling euphoric. On … Continue reading #365 Gratefuls – The First week of 2014
Happy New Year! May 2014 bring us all health, happiness and a good perspective on life. Our usual way of celebrating New Year’s Eve is to bunker down by ourselves at home and watch woeful movies on TV. On a few occasions over the years we have been doing a bit of DIY and painted … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I love Boxing Day. I love the wonderful feeling when you wake up, and realise that the Christmas chaos is a whole year away, that you can have a serious lie-in , wear your pyjamas all day, watch the Boxing Day Test on TV, and my absolute favourite . . . . eat left-overs. I have … Continue reading Boxing Day
Today I received the most touching and beautiful Christmas card from Mr.B. Every year he forgets to buy one, panics, and on Christmas Eve commissions Miss S to make one. This year was no different, and now that the girls are older and more business savvy, he had to pay hard cash to get one. … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Last weekend, on a splendid sunny day, we were invited to a lunchtime BBQ at our next-door neighbour’s place. It was lovely to catch up with them and their new baby boy, relaxing on a rug on their lawn with a drink in hand, and admiring their tiny, but very productive veggie patch. A perfect day. They put on … Continue reading The Perfect Combination of Salad and Dessert.
I have been living in Australia for 16 years, and I still cannot get used to Christmas in summer. I saw a notice in our local paper for kids to join Santa at a pool party. It’s not right. Snow capped fir trees and jolly, fat men in warm, red jackets have no place in … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Or is it?