Thursday, December 30, 2010

Saying goodbye..2010

This is how we will be saying Goodbye to 2010.
We are sailing on a tall ship in Sydney Harbour for the NYE celebrations. 
I have always wanted to do this and the excuse of my Dad being with us this year is a good one.
It should be a fabulous time. Sydney knows how to throw a party.
We start the night on the boat in the early evening watching the sunset  and enjoying good seafood and champagne. 
The tall ship we are going on is part of a light Parade that is put on in the harbour. 
At 9pm there are fireworks where the skies light up! It's a prelude for the families for the 12 midnight fireworks. I am hoping to get some shots for you!
I want to take the chance to thank all of my lovely blogging friends. 
Thank you for your faithful comments and your inspiration.
I hope 2011 will bring you everything you want it to. 
I am looking forward to it!!


Friday, December 17, 2010

No more Bah humbug

I has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things with blogging. I have been lurking in the trenches at you all and getting some lovely inspiring Christmas Ideas. 
Usually I am little Miss Santa Claus but this year everything has faded a little. 
The Christmas tree is up and is a little different this year. I will post a photo soon. 
There is something warm and inviting about the "stripey candyness" of this setting. 
I do love it.

 I have a confession to make, I adore ribbons and bows and everything wrapping. I have been known on occasion to even have my own purchases wrapped. I learnt this from a lovely friend of mine. If I shop is offering free wrapping - why on earth not? 
I also have a habit of wrapping things up again so they still look lovely. I am known for it. The colours of Christmas are so inviting and easy to put together. I am sticking with gold and silver this year and also plain wrapping embellished with red, white, gold or silver. 

Photos from country living. 
I love the look of this idea of mixing Christmas treats with the wrapping and just might have to go out and find myself some candy canes or lollie pops. 
Yes Christmas is coming regardless of how I feel about things. I don't want to fake it until I make it as I do feel somewhat in the spirit. My Christmas list is already filled thanks to the recovery of my Dear Dad.
Enjoy the preparations this week. x 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A thankful Heart

Today my heart is thankful. 
It's been an eventful week. My Parents came to stay from NZ.
My Dad had a heart attack the day before he was due to fly home
Today he had Quadruple by pass surgery
My Dad made it through..
I love you Dad