Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

I could tell you that I have been really, really busy curing a ham, fattening a turkey, hand making wrapping paper and carving my own wood toys for Christmas gifts, but I'm afraid that would be a big, fat fib. I've just been cruising along, taking Le Artiste to the movies (Where the Wild Things Are, which we both really enjoyed), swinging in the park, tending the vegie garden (boo to tomato rot I say, although the kids did turn 'who can catch the most manky tomatoes' into a new and exciting game) and gearing up for the arrival of the big fella in red on Thursday night.

I've also been taking a moment each day to stop and smell the flowers. These flowers to be exact, so sublime with their heady fragrance filling a corner of our balcony. Mmmm.

Thursday will also herald the arrival of the first batch of relatives, Uncle W, Auntie M and four cousins, quickly followed by Grandma, Uncle D, Auntie S and the Wee One. In fact I think the Waffler dance card will be all full up over the coming week, but if you smile nicely and ask politely I will try and squeeze you in, okay ?

I hope you're getting excited, enjoying the fairy lights and sparkly decorations and humming the odd carol. Even if you've got some last minute shopping hanging over your head like a giant ACME anvil, take a minute to look at the faces of the children, feel that buzz of anticipation in the air around them and join in, even if it's just for a second or two.

Happy Festive Season Peeps xxx


  1. all the very best for your family packed celebrations!
    hugs ♥

  2. And to you, too! :)
    I love frangipanis, mine hasn't flowered yet, but it is only a baby.

  3. Wishing you and your family and friends loads and loads of festive fun!

  4. mmm - they are "a-buzz" with the festivities aren't they? It's magic.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Funnily enough, my entire Christmas feels like the ACME version. And is, like most of Wile E Coyotes experiments, probably high explosive thanks to a supreme amount of liquor.


    I hope you do have a fab time darling, and be merry and all that jazz. You deserve it!

    Talk soon xxoo

  6. Oh, I absolutely love fangipanis! Oh, the smell just captures summer doesn't it. I would have loved them at my wedding but they are a bit too fragile for the festivities. A huge Merry Christmas to you and yours Tara, see you for an exciting 2010. All the best, Alisa x

  7. And a BIG Merry Christmas to you too. I am looking forward to reading your FABULOUS blog in the new year and tweeting with you. x

  8. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Those frangipani (?) look divine. Hope the guy in the red suit was good to you and the houseguests are behaving themselves.

  9. Sounds like a lovely lead-up to Christmas! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

  10. Bonne Année! Thankyou for following my blog. Best wishes for 2010.

  11. I hope that you have had a grat festive season and all the best for 2010. I can't wait to see some more of your divine drawings and hilarious writing.


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