Wednesday, December 15, 2010

heading to hobart

i am packing my bag with a few things and heading to hobart, tasmania, our island state of australia ! spending this christmas with family and friends down there.
i am refered to by one of the family 'as the old girl from accross the pond' ! he is referring to bass straight, which separates the mainland from tasmania. the 'pond' will be very busy soon, with boats in the sydney to hobart yacht race, which starts in sydney on boxing day. fair sailing to all those who are taking part.

i am flying down !

some visions of christmas at home here !

i love the fresh new blooms of these hydrangeas in the garden at this time of the year

i love the haze of blue in the garden at this time

cards with messages come from friends

this one reminds me of family and traditions of the past shared by my mother and her sisters and brothers

gifts received and given

my birdie lights that glow in the dark

and the message on my front door and to all of those who see this post !
i will have my camera to record christmas in hobart , good wishes for your christmas and the coming year 2011
thankyou from lizzie in melbourne !

hobart folks, here i come !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

looking forward to some lazy days

Thursday, December 9, 2010

the holly and the ivy

out into the garden i went between downpours of rain to collect the holly and the ivy

and getting ready for friends to arrive

and this christmas angel was seen in the crowd

more happenings this weekend !

Sunday, December 5, 2010

just a little bit of christmas

when i lived in devonport when i was a young child, our next door neighbour always used to say with the lead up to christmas 'the parties are starting'! and that quote became one of our families 'sayings'! well the parties are starting!!!!!!!!!

a simple twiggy tree and a few baubles are getting me in the spirit
i will report back in a day or so with some more photos of all the decorations
after i have picked the holly and the ivy from the garden
and set up for tomorrow nights party of the sewing girls