Thanks for being here with me. I enjoy meeting each and everyone of you – every time you choose to visit. Wishing y’all a fabulous 2017 ♥ Raili ♥ Ellen seems to have the right idea – enjoy!
I always go into a reading marathon after Christmas. It’s downtown for me. Between TRH and I we get quite a few new books. This year was no exception. To my delight I was given some by my new favourite author. Her name is Judy Nunn. Born in Perth in 1945, at 19 years of age … More My new favourite author
Some of you may remember my post from a while back about TRH (The Retired Husband) renovating our orchard. Being a genteel, ageing person, I requested hinted that I needed something on which to put my laundry basket to save my aching back. This is what he came up with. He calls it a floating … More Echoes of Yard Reno
We found this on the table with the Christmas feast. My niece had made a ginger bread house ! She had also worked with her mother to create these beautiful table decorations. Raili Tanska
In our 41.3 degree Christmas Day heat – I’m dreaming of a White Christmas ! Raili Tanska
Tonight is it for us – dinner, Santa, time with family. Tomorrow Adelaide’s forecast is a sweltering 40 deg C. We have the dubious honour of being the hottest capital city in THE WORLD! And the hottest Christmas here in decades. Spare us a thought and send us some snow in your thoughts! Luckily Christmas … More It’s Christmas Eve – our day to celebrate
When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that … More How did the angel get to be at the top of the Christmas tree ?
TRH (The Retired Husband) and his brother moved Finnally back to her home berth last Sunday. This is the view from the galley porthole. Or, in landlubber speak, the kitchen window. Fishing – well, they caught a little one and had to throw it back. But they did capture a couple of really nice sunsets. … More Echoes of the Ocean
A LITTLE BUSH FAIRY A little bush fairy on the Christmas tree! Tho’ not like the fairies you usually see, For she wears not a gauzy gossamer gown but gumnut blossoms drifting down And there on top of her pine tree tower she waves a wand of flannel flower. Flittering and fluttering her eucalyptus … More A Little Bush Fairy