It seems like yesterday when I, fresh to the blogging world last January, shared our adventures from our end of year holiday. When I looked back on that post, I noticed similarities in my activities and my present state of mind. We ventured on another 10 day camping trip, this year with four different families. We beached, adventured and crafted in the bush, this time on a different ocean. And I have fresh new goals set for this year, though some things will never change (return home and clean the fridge) The new year starts as busy as it ended. Two birthdays to organize, a list of projects to start and a brand new power tool to break in. YeeHaw!
Here's a little snapshot of our holiday south. Highlights include, lovely beaches, the regatta, streamers, fantastic company and an endless supply of craft projects, provided by Cath a former non craft believer. I couldn't be prouder!
I do love the fresh start and energy January seems to bring. The possibilities of a new year are oh so exciting. Happy New Year.
Ok, this has got to be the best gift giving idea EVER! My girlfriends and I headed down to the river last night to celebrate our lovely friends birthday. We were armed with blankets champagne and baskets of goodies we were all dying to share. Last night marked the first of hopefully decades of this lovely tradition. Each person brought 12 little packages to give to all her friends. Jars of melanzane, beetroot relish and baked goodies were made. Bags of nuts and bolts with hand written recipe, bottles of lemon and rosemary olive oil and christmas ornaments were all beautifully packaged. Thoughtful quotes and a little Buddha for good luck, orange cake with the lovely recipe and rolls of gingerbread and custard cream cookie dough were all shared with a generous and grateful group of ladies. Joy!!!!!!
A tradition that one of the ladies mother's had been doing with her girlfriends for years. Such a thoughtful and creative way to show the people you love that you care. It was a lovely evening with a great group of gals. And after the sun had set over our pretty city, and the bubbly had expired, we gathered up our baskets full of loot and headed home, thrilled with all of our spoils.
I awoke to this lovely sight this morning. Some cake to share over coffee this afternoon. Beetroot relish to take camping. Gingerbread to bake, but not make! The list goes on.