Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

The presents are all wrapped and under the tree, house all spruced up and daughter has kindly baked delicious Christmas cookies. This morning I glazed a ham ( such a wonderful smell wafting from the kitchen)  and have made a pavlova.
Family are home, so it is always lovely to be able to spend time together, at the end of the year.

The weather has been hot here and we are in need of some rain. Wednesday we have a delivery of water coming so that will be great. Reading in the newspaper the wait for a water delivery is 14 weeks, which will be in about March sometime, so really hope we have a good drop of rain to fill up the watertanks soon.

Thank you for your kindness here throughout the year and I am very grateful for your friendship.
A very Merry Christmas and wishing you the warmest of holidays with everything that you hold dear to your heart.

Seasons Greetings and have a peaceful and joyous holiday
Much love and hugs
Carolyn xo


  1. Your Christmas decorations look lovely especially the decorated Christmas tree. I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas, Linda x

  2. Amazing post dear! Merry Christmas ❤️

  3. Everything ready for Christmas, so let the party begin.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  4. Merry Christmas! Beatiful decorations!

  5. Many blessings and love to you and your family. everything looks just lovely. I can't imagine being without water. We live on a peninsula so are surrounded by it. Hope your situation improves with the water. xo Diana

  6. Such a beautiful and festive home! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Big hugs to you!

  7. Dear Carolyn,
    Oh your home looks so inviting.. I love your tree and decorations..
    I want to thank you for all your visits and kind words. It means so much.. Wishing you and family a joyful Christmas, blessed with much love and laughter.
    Sending you a warm hug

  8. Blessings to you and yours for Christmas and a peaceful remainder of the year.

  9. Merry Christmas, darling!
    Thank you so much for your visit :)


  10. Dear Carolyn,
    a beautiful christmas decoration.
    I wish you pleasant holidays!
    Many greetings

  11. Thank you for your friendship last from me x Merry x mas ....🌲🌲🌲❤️❤️❤️

  12. Hope you have wonderful christmas days my friend
    Hugs from here

  13. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, dear Carolyn!
    Wishing you lots of love and happiness!

  14. Dear Carolyn, Hope Christmas was very special for you and your precious family. Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead and the perfect 2018. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment on my once a month post. Thank you also for the sweet card. Your friendship over the years is a blessing.
    Hugs and love to you and yours, xo

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    Well, Christmas is already over with by now but I only today started catching up on blogs.
    You showed some lovely photos in the Christmas spirit and no doubt you enjoyed a great family time.
    Sending you hugs and wishing you a Happy New Year!

  16. Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your dear family, Carolyn, and wishing you all a wonderful and blessed year ahead, my friend. Hugs xo Karen

  17. Hello Carolyn
    Thank you for visiting and your sweet message🧚‍♀️
    Your house looks beautifully festive and I can almost smell the baked ham!
    We had so much turkey and other goodies to finish I haven’t baked my ham yet - maybe this afternoon.
    We have to pop into Newmarket to change a could of presents - I can’t bear the thought of more shopping......
    Enjoy having your family home with you, Christmas is all about family being together🎄❤️❤️
    Warmest hugs dear friend
    Shane xxx

  18. Lovely post and now let´s have a great and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  19. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, we too had ham and pavlova it's nice that despite living so far apart we can share the same experiences. Wishing you and your family a Very Happy New Year. Sarah x

  20. Seasons Greetings ...
    I hope your Christmas was wonderful, it's always nice to spend time with family.

    Have a Happy and Healthy 2018.
    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

  21. Thank you for your nice wishes, dearest Carolyn! Your Christmas-decoration looks so wonderful - I hope you had great deas with your family!!!
    Best wishes and a

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  22. Beautiful pictures. Happy New Year.


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and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx