No land in site.
It seems this is to be our lot for this harbour.
Rain, rain and more rain.
I fear mutiny.
Written by my hand,
This 19th day of the month of December, in the year of our Lord, 2011.
On a much happier note, I really wanted to share with you some of the Christmas bits and pieces that I get a lot of pleasure from.
Isn't it the little ordinary things in a day that can add up to make it extraordinary?
Now, you can take the girl out of the snow, but you sure can't take the snow out of the girl!! I might be in Oz, but you can't beat a snowman at Christmas. I love this little pair.
I was drawn to the simplicity of the figures. That somehow fits in with a stable birth - don't you think?
And this is the 'old' nativity scene.
I bought this about 17 years ago. It is an entirely different look to the smaller, new one, but still very beautiful and it has been with me through many Christmases (sp?), good and bad.
This one is sitting on a dresser in my bedroom, so I get to look at it when I go to sleep and when I wake up.
A few years ago, however, there was an unfortunate accident. Can you see Mary's hand? No, because it broke off. Shame.
Now, I pondered whether to save this one for a separate post, as this one falls into the category of 'Fi's Perpetual Christmas Card List'.
Perpetual Christmas Card List. I save my favourite cards each year, that I can't part with. Either because of the beautiful picture, or the beautiful words. My family have now taken it as a personal challenge to come up with a 'perpetual'.
I was thinking of doing a post with my perpetual cards altogether, or something,...
Now, this piece is quite special (to me, anyway), because I painted it.
It is a design by Jo Sonja Jansen (who else?) that I painted, mmmm, let me think - about 18 years ago.
Oh my gosh! Did I just say 18 years! Where did they go?
I hope my daughter appreciates it, as she will be the inheritor of it, one day.
Well, looking through those treasures has cheered me up some and brought a bit of sunshine into another wise dreary day.