Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Tropical storms have been coming almost every day lately.
Sometimes with hail...

After so many years of dry Summers, it is like going back into the past, when a daily afternoon storm was the norm.
At last the grass is becoming green once again.

Yes, finished the presents...

Our little Canadian grandson, C2, is fascinated by kookaburras, after a real-life encounter with one in our own personal gum tree.
I put these two under the Christmas tree because they were part of my father's collection...and C2 likes to play with them.  
So glad I didn't throw them away when we cleaned out Dad's room..

Dear M sent me a beautiful Nativity Christmas card.
(They are not easy to find these days, sadly)

Another friend, also known as M, gave me this sweet dish...
Love it too.
Perhaps for chocolates on our Christmas table?

For my recent birthday, Mr C spoilt me with this beautiful fine glass cake stand and cloche.
Always wanted one of these.
The Christmas cake will look spectacular under there...

Counting my Blessings, thank you all for these special gifts.

I'll pop back on Christmas Eve, but meantime, I am off to the kitchen to cook up a storm, gingerbread, a Noel log, ham....

Be good, and Santa will come.



  1. Merry Christmas dear Patricia...
    Enjoy your family...
    Linda :o)

    1. Thank you Linda, Merry Christmas to you and your family too. Have a great day. Cheers, Patricia.

  2. Merry Christmas Patricia! I must say that I'm very impressed that you have found some time to blog in the midst of having your family there with you. Enjoy every minute of your time with them!

    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kristie. The secret of more blogging time is I took 3 months leaves from the gallery job, and my craft room is in lock-down being used as a guest room! Determined to enjoy every minute of our visitors :)

  3. Merry Christmas Trish to you and your family. I love the Kookaburra cute!
    Thank you also for your kind comments and prayers for our boy xxx Definitely must catch up in the new year!

    1. Aren't little kids the cutest things? I think I will offer him a kookaburra to take home.
      Definitely thinking of you and your boy - wishing you strength, and see you soon. xxx Hugs.

  4. Merry Christmas, Trish!

    I think Mr. C is a keeper. His birthday gifts are lovely and thoughtful.

    I see where you inherited your interest in birds. I think it's being taken up by your little Canadian grandson. A direct line from your father to you and now a 3rd generation. :)

    Enjoy the holiday,

    1. I will tell Mr c he is a keeper:)
      You have a great festive season too, with all the trimmings!

  5. I noticed the total absence of proper Christmas cards this year - all secular. And lots of Happy Holidays. It is sad, that we have so totally forgotten what it is all about. Lovely cake stand - and glad all are still enjoying themselves. Merry Christmas Patricia, enjoyed meeting you last summer.

    1. Yes it is more secular than ever and far too many reindeer, much as I like them. I so love my cake stand but need to keep it away from the small boys ! Merry Christmas to you and your HB, and it was lovely to meet you too.

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  6. Dear Patricia - it goes without saying, but I must, this will be such a memorable and happy Christmas season for you and your husband. All of your family with you - just perfect.
    Enjoy, take care, and happy days to you all.

    1. Thank you dear Rosemary, it is so special I can hardly believe it is happening! Best wishes to you also for a most enjoyable Christmas and happy New Year.

  7. What a perfect Christmas you are having. And even the storms will make the grass green and beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas Day!