Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Year


and what do i want for you in the New Year
peace of mind
the joy of living and seeing

the medicine of laughter
the key to lock out fear
and to walk through the days of life
never alone.....

Life is a pretty precious and wonderful thing, you can't sit down and let it lap around you. You have to plunge into it, you have to dive through it and you can't save it, you can't store it up, you can't horde it in a vault. You have to taste it, you have to use it. The more you use the more you have, that is the miracle of it.
(Kylie Samuel Crichton)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

christmas table

We had spent christmas the week before with our daughters because this year they were going to be spending their christmas with their partners families so we had a very small gathering at our table on christmas day.........just four of us and it felt strange not having the rest of the family there......

I want to thank each and every one of you who take the time to keep a blog because i know what goes into it and all those bloggers who have inspired me to look at life differently and to see the beauty in everything......i have always been a detail person and I have loved how you have all created such wonderful visions for all of us who visit to admire and we learn and grow from those beautiful images and words......

When my girls were very little i always decorated the whole of my house having been inspired by the stories i had read of Tasha Tudor who used to float birthday cakes down the stream to the banks where her children were celebrating their birthdays and how she had such a thing as a small post box where her children could post fairy notes and she used to be the person in secret who answered it....she created small catalogues of clothes that the children could order from for their favourite toy and at night when they were asleep she would make the clothes and post them in their boxes.....i thought what wonderful childhood memories her children would have and wanted to created some kind of magic for my at christmas i always decorated the whole house and each daughter had a special tree in their room along with ornaments that were theirs......tables were always set with detail and interesting year we set the tables up outside under our huge oak tree complete with hanging ornaments, fairy lights and even a real christmas tree with presents underneath and of course christmas music........memories are made and last a lifetime and this is what christmas to me is all about creating a bit of magic!!!