It’s that time of the year again – the inevitable over-indulgence of food and alcohol, coupled with visiting family and friends, summer sunburn (or the winter freezes for my Northern hemisphere friends) and the kids on school holidays. Rrgh. It’s enough to drive you a little crazy from too many people, or feel the twinge of loneliness.
Christmas is all about sharing the little things that make life great. Stopping to smell the roses, or play in the snow. Find beauty in the natural world around you, tell your loved ones how you feel and embrace the new friendships that come your way, while accepting that some will fade away.
This year has been long and sometimes hard. It has also been busy and loads of fun. I took my first trip overseas – on my own and survived! I made new friends on both sides of the globe and learnt so much about myself.
My eldest son turned 18 – how to make you feel old in one fell swoop – already has two vehicles to his name and is getting ready to start full-time work. I am incredibly proud of my three boys and the wonderful young men they have grown into. As parents, you figure you must have done something right when your teenagers still want to talk to you. I think the man and I are on the right track.
I want to thank everyone who have visited any of my 5 blogs whether it was a single stop or was repeated (over and over – thank you to those who are in this category.Without you, who knows where I might be?).
And still, after nearly 4 years, I get excited when that little box up there goes orange and tells me you have called in ~insert happy dance, and grins here~
Before I leave you with some piccies, I want to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and a new year full of the good stuff.
reminiscent of much loved childhood memories
dog is sad also that the year is coming to an end
Thank you! Jennifer 😀
This looked way better on the small screen of the phone or ipad, but still I’m halfway happy with it.
the entrance to the Winterfeast section – wailting lines way too long for us, so many happy people everywhere.
The family minus the one who was working took a trip into the city last night to check out the Dark Mofo excitement. We didn’t enter the Winterfeast section but trekked about on the waterfront. Head over here
to see more pictures. Next year we need to be way more organised and do more of the activities.
Peaceful, relaxed, serene
And then there’s all those yummy crays
I’m at the far end of the weekend, and I’m in relax mode (jarmies are on, coffee sitting next to me, music playing) before another busy week starts.
This week I’ve been busy out and about taking photos and knowing how many of my readers love to see where I live, share them with you. For those who don’t already follow my other blog (and therefore know what I’ve been doing already) clicking on each picture will take you to the associated post.
Hope you enjoy them, I had lots of fun getting them, and as is usual took more than enough, these are just the best ones.
Flower at waters edge.
Trees at Bellerive
Cannon at Battery
Enjoy, and see you all next week.
Posted in Personal & Family, Photography, Photos
Tagged battery, Bellerive, blog post, blogs, cannon, flowers, Hobart, huonville, phtos
The ‘locals’ table. A gaggle of geese most definitely.
Simple but elegant table display of menu and name tags.
The best macaroons ever!
I sit here, on an overcast Sunday morning, working my way through the second cup of the day (the first was inhaled, and serves as a quick pep-up more than anything, it’s subsequent ones that hit the sides) a plate of egg and bacon, and a slightly sore head.
No I wasn’t ‘sma-aaa-sh’t’ ad my kids put it, but I had a few and am feeling the effects.
Yesterday was the wedding of a beautiful new friend, at her house, ‘party in a paddock’ as the invite said. And it was fantastic.
Amazing set-up – tents that felt like houses, and a a rustic, country, but classy atmosphere.
And a great band – playing all the right things to dance to.
Initially I had the thought of snapping off some discreet pictures – nothing that showed too much – and posting about it. But once there, sure I took a couple, but it was all so much better than a party for taking group selfies, and arty shots of food and surroundings.
So I settled back, enjoyed the moment, and had a brilliant night.
Some of us met the groom for the first time, and most of us heard their story for the time – they’ve known each other (on and off) for 20 years but it’s only been the last couple of years that they got their act together. And what a couple they make. Along with her two boys, a beautiful family.
The afternoon started around 3 with afternoon tea and drinks, the ceremony, more mingling, canapés and mingling at the main tent and surrounds, then dinner, speeches and dessert. Finishing with dancing for those that wanted, or mingling around the heaters, lounging on the couches in the the tents until the buses arrived to start the homeward delivery service.
I had a great night with my friends but with one downfall. Hubby was at work. So to some, he is still the great invisible husband.
Have a great weekend,
Posted in Friends, Photos
Tagged afternoon tea, band, dancing, friends, good company, great food, groom, party, photos, tents, weddings