Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What have I been up may ask?

How time flies! In a matter of a couple of very short weeks the kids finished school (all on different days), there was a year seven graduation, a review performance and so many more engagements that I care not to think about them for fear of feeling exhausted all over again!
And all the while the rain fell and the grass grew. It seems(not seems...I really have been) mowing grass twice a week to keep up with it. Please believe me when I tell you that I am not complaining however as it is so nice to have green lush grass to mow.
The garden has been a seething mass of life as it has been warm and humid. There is so much life everywhere. It has been so wonderful to see the number of butterflies this summer. Sometimes I just sit and watch them as they flutter all about in that ever so magical way they have about them. It's not only me that has noticed and appreciated them but also my Sam. He just this very day said, "Mum. Aren't the butterflies nice? They're magical like in a storybook or something."
Somehow Christmas has appeared on the horizon, that is not so distant now, as fast as a bare-footed person on a bed of hot coals! I have slowly been putting a few things up with much encouragement from the kids. I am really looking forward to doing Christmas dinner for the family, including John's Mum . We often have it elsewhere and so I don't get to be host much. I have a wealth of recipes rattling around in my head and when the time comes (usually the last minute) I will decide what to do and hopefully everything will come together.Basically, I just like to stock up well on everything and make the decision as the mood takes me.
Over the next couple of days I will be doing my mad last minute rush for gifts, some cooking and some more decorating. I hope everyone has a very Happy Christmas full of family, friends and happy memories.


  1. So glad to see you "back" this morning. Your garden certainly does look lush and the house pics are beautiful. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

  2. Great post. Your garden looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing some of your pretty christmas decorations with us.

  3. Your garden and yard is looking lush & green & beautiful! Very nice pic's! I really like the white Christmas tree on the shelf with your beautiful Plate's!
    Wishing you Happy Holiday's!

  4. I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas.
    Love Elzie

  5. Hi honey
    Well it is early Saturday morning and I am doing last minute packing and letting the rest of the family sleep in before we head away... I just wanted to share with all the other blog land friends how truly amazing and inspirational your home and garden are... I was blessed again a couple of days ago to wonder around this beautiful little piece of heaven on earth... It is truly amazing and it gives you a real sense of peace...but it also makes you inspired (I am not much of a gardener)to do better things in mine... Anyway my dear friend, thank you for your friendship... you know how much I treasure it... Love Cathy

  6. Dear Angela!
    Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I so wish I too could wander about in the lush green and admire all the beauty that you create. In Sweden it`s frosty. No snow but one degree below zero. Hopefully it will stay that way and not rain as it usually does on Christmas Eve. I wish you and your family a Joyful and Happy Holiday!

    Lots of Love to you my friend!


  7. A merry happy Christmas to you Angela!!
    I am so grateful for all the wonderful inspirations, writings, friendship and experiences you gave me in 2007! I always enjoy my visits to your blog (I just wish I had more time to pass by more often)!

    I hope that 2008 will be the best year ever for you and your family!
    A big Christmashug from Aina :))

  8. Hi!
    I saw you're blog and i tought that it was very nice.

  9. Dear Angela!
    Now I have my darling daughter Emma reading your blog too. AS I could see by the comments. I wish youa a wonderful New Years Eve and hope that 2008 will be filled with love, laughter, happiness and joy for you!

    Lots of love to you my friend!