Thank you so much lovely friends for all your kind & encouraging comments on my last post. I have shared them all with Rob...we are both so grateful.
Whether you're just glancing by or perhaps you have time to pop in for a quick visit...thank you!! Thank you for your friendship & company....all of you: those that are local & lovely & perhaps a little shy (but treasured), all who have popped in from time to time & all my dear readers that have faithfully visited & perhaps commented over this past year...bless you all.
I hope that your Christmas-time is full of sparkle & joy. Sparkling conversations & joyful connections, wherever you may be in the world!
Sparkle is all in the seeing,
catching the light just right..
observing, being fully present in the moment.
There are fairies that live in this tree & they like the hollyhocks too.
More & more I find that I love our Kiwiana flavoured Christmases...
there are gooseberries to top & tail.
I found these on the road side. I bought a large box & sold them at the gate & gave lots away. They were very cheap as they had splits from the rain. They are so luscious & called "sweetheart".
I have just discovered that blueberries baked in a little honey & apple pie spice become extraordinary after about 20 minutes.
Poor Lucy is undergoing some repair work just now..
but there are still spaces for little Lucy Christmas arrangements.
This is my favourite record just now.
It sounds like long, happy summer days at the beach with the caravan (oh yes, that would be Lucy!)
Actually, I'm not sure that Rhonda is wearing much...perhaps she's ready for the beach!
I have sweet peas growing by the gate. The scent wafts over us as we walk past each day.
I pick them often as it keeps them flowering.
Feijoa flowers tinged with gold..
Always the best way to come to Christmas...with a heart shaped bikkie & wings.
(picture from an old calendar)
Mary & Jesus by Margaret Tarrant
If you have time have a wee listen to this lovely version of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah...it's so precious.
Well here's a grand wish for Christmas, thanks to the talented Kelly Rae Roberts.
Wishing you much joy & peace dear friends.
See you soon.
Much love Catherine x0x0x