Saturday, 3 December 2011

It must be Christmas

These wonderful Flame trees, one of the Brachychitons, are in full flower along the footpaths around our area.  They are making a magnificent display.

Also the poincianas are a blaze of red all round Mackay

and even the Cassia Fistulas are coming into flower - nearly a month earlier than they used to.  I love the brilliance of the summer flowers.
I have been off to see a specialist and have at last come up with a diagnosis, I have Fibromyalgia.  It is incurable, so I will live with it for the rest of my life, but at least I can understand the aches and pains and work around them - just another fun (?) part of growing older!!!!
I received my copy of Lynda Monk's scrumptious new book Fabulous Surfaces yesterday and now I am sorking out whether to start on that or her article in Workshop on the Web this month - that is fascinating too.  Lynda is such a talented lady, we are spoilt for choice.


  1. Those trees are amazing Robin!
    Take care of yourself.Fibromyalgia is not nice!!

  2. We shan't know what to try first, what with WOW and Lynda's book!!
    The flowering trees are so brilliant and gorgeous - nature's own festive decorations.
    So sorry to hear you have Fibromyalgia. My youngest daughter, aged 34, is managing to live with it quite well and on a good day you'd never know anything was wrong with her. The thing is to pace yourself - probably cutback on commitments and try to avoid getting overtired. Easily said I know, but look after No.1 for a change!

  3. Oh Robin, so sorry, but at least you now know what it is. My daughters step daughter has it, was diagnosed in her late teens. Love the flame trees, they are flowering in Adelaide.
    Loving Lynda's book, havent printed off wow yet.

  4. It is good to know you have at last a diagnosis....just take it easy at every opportunity.

  5. Amazing tree colour. Glad that you have at last got a diagnosis and that you can work around the pain. I love Lynda's new book and this month's WOW is as good as ever.

  6. So sorry to hear about the diagnosis Robin, and hope you are able to manage the jolly thing. Thank you too for the spectacular floral delights as always - all are my favourites of course. The Flame Trees take me to that lovely Cold Chisel ballad of the same name!!

    I have found a source for the book paying via my preferred method, so I'm good to go......biting at the bit actually. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Cheers.


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