Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sab's Christmas gift..finally finished
A little Christmas around the house

A few of my Santas
Baby's First Christmas Balls, now 24 & 26 years old!

The family party is over and now I can relax and enjoy a quiet Christmas with my family. Christmas Eve is always fun; an open house at friend's.  Christmas Day starts with coffee, this year son #2 is making a special breakfast that will cook while we open gifts.  After a clean-up and a little  rest,  the turkey dinner preparation starts. 

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

'Dreamscapes' it is...because I am not always (and sometimes not often) in a 'Tranquil Place'. I live with one foot in reality and the other foot in my dreams. My most current dream, is planning, gathering information and saving for my trip-of-a-lifetime to India. So many places to see...Paris again, Spain, Greece, oh, and who could forget Morocco?

Monday, December 07, 2009

I need to re-name this blog...but what shall I call it now? This name no longer seems to work.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on...........
......I wish I had a river so long
......I would teach my feet to fly


from Joni Mitchell, of course...."River"








I am in my usual pre-Christmas bah humbug phase...it will pass...it always does and then I enjoy the magic of the season...somehow; I just do. I find my way, light, sparkle, green, pine...you get the idea.


I will find my way pretty quickly this year. I have a party to plan! My family, and this year, introducing...drum roll... the de Albuquerque's to the Campbell's...I really don't know about this meeting...no: I do know; and it will be fun and so "Goan" in many ways.



A party!

I feel like Virginia Wolf's "Mrs. Dalloway", planning a party...fun. Is there enough red wine to get me through this? Sure there is. And now the menu...what do you think??? Possibly 20 to 22 people, that is a lot for me, my little house, buffet for sure and non-Christmas food, easy, one dish, buffet...fill the plate and find a spot to perch, type of party. Appetizers - shrimp, smoked salmon, not-sure-what-else...main dish, Lasagna, Shepherd's Pie, Tourtierre, some-sort-of-veg, Salads, Pickles, mince tarts, shortbread...and on and on???? Traditional Scottish food.................sort of!

Decorations? Kept to a minimum....let the people, my family decorate my house this year.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009


Just when I thought Moroccan wedding blankets could not get any more gorgeous...look what Maryam, at "My Marrakesh" found!!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sienna, wearing the sweater I made her...she's grown so fast...a bigger size next time.
Sienna and her dad...our nephew Jamie.




Saturday, November 07, 2009


I'm ok....I'm going to be ok...oh yay.


Thursday, November 05, 2009


I bought a book...from a little shop in Mendocino....a colouring book...a journal...prompts to write...a book I needed....working on self........
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