I’m off to England for a week —
Time to smell the flowers,
And meet the family.
(So I won’t be able to visit you while I’m away — but I thank you in advance for your visit.)
I’ve got some scheduled posts in case you want to pop in during the week!
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A recent visit to the Botanical Gardens
In a cold snap
Was the icing on the cake (or dome of the greenhouse).
Disobeying the sign that says: Don’t walk on the grass
Is only something for people who don’t get cold feet.
(The snow was way beyond our knees.)
The bare branches
Looked tree-mendous against the setting sun.
Meanwhile, inside the greenhouse-cafe,
The sun created a beautiful mosaic of gold.
And then it was outside for a family snap —
Yes, we were all playing n-icely
With our ice sabres.
Wishing you all a n-ice holiday!
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No matter whether you are enjoying the balmy skies
Of a warm Christmas
Or the golden chills
Of a cold December —
I want to wish you all a wonderfully
Joyful and lovely holiday season;
And to thank you all for taking the time
To visit my little blog.
As my kids like to say:
“Christmas is not just about the presents,
It’s about love and family time.”
For more seasonal skies, please visit: Skywatch.
Summer memories (from last year) —
Are made up of beauty like this.
How can you feel anything but humbled and grateful?
For more good memories, please visit: Skywatch.
Is there anything more touching than the love between a little brother and his big sister?
The most precious things in the world are not our possessions but those golden moments that we feel in our hearts.
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The youngest anklebiter is leaving kindergarten to start school after the summer holidays.
He came home with his development portfolio. When one of his teachers interviewed him, she asked him to describe his family.
Such an easy question! This is what he said:
My family consists of…
… mama, papa, big sister and Oscar the dog.
Oh – and a LEGO Star Wars spaceship!
Going bonkers (or crazy) can come in many forms…
… and disguises.
One thing is certain though:
It seems to run in the family!
By the way: Happy Birthday sis!
My OU-studying pal French Fancy recently wrote about why life is grand. And I thought it was such a good idea because it is all too easy to focus on the negative side of life. The media may thrive on doom and gloom but the rest of us don’t.
So, why is life grand?
1. It is getting light! I saw a pale pink sunset this morning at six o’clock when I got up. And it was still light at 6 pm when I came home from work one evening. Glorious!
2. Thank goodness for coffee and spicy Yogi tea! They do wonders when it comes to perking me up.
3. Talking of yogis – our very own cyber yogi Braja is doing much better. After complaining about the hospital food, they sent her home. Atta girl! Her husband has been moved out of Intensive Care and is also recovering slowly.
4. Sir Pe, my anklebiters and, of course, Oscar the dog – thanks for keeping me on my toes and making me laugh. (Oh yeah – and thanks for all the grey hairs too!)
5. My sister (Mother of the cousins) and her two kids are descending on us like a swarm of locusts visiting us and spreading joy and noise this week. Hurray! (OK – where are those ear plugs?)
6. Two squares of dark chocolate a day is a remedy for most ills.
So – what makes you smile?