Thursday, 29 November 2012

Busy, busy, busy

Somehow the days are vanishing faster than I know without my getting nearly enough stuff done!  We had a lovely morning tea at the library this morning to farewell a very long serving volunteer who has been volunteering there for over 33 years.  Unfortunately she has gone almost blind with macular degeneration so can no longer see to do anything,  The library staff presented her with a lovely cushion, heavily textured, and a very soft throw, also quite textured, so she can feel as much as look at them in her room in the aged care facility into which she has recently moved into.

The library has a wonderful service providing home deliveries of books to over 150 clients who are housebound and today was the last delivery for this year.  I deliver to about a dozen people in an aged care facility near my home and I have made some lovely friends over the years.  Sitting for a chat is as much a part of the  service as delivering the books I think!  Sadly I shall be away this year for their Christmas party to be held next Friday.  Helpers bring most of them into the one of the libraries for a bangup morning tea and lots of entertainment.

 I have managed to go for a couple of walks and saw this beautiful Tabebuia tree the other day.
 This is a closeup with the sun shining on the flowers.
 You know Christmas is close when the Poincianas are all in flower!  I couldn't get close enough with the traffic to take another photo but click on them all to enlarge.
I have done a little bit of sewing - finished this little bag and I have another couple under way, but not ready to show yet.  I have made one Christmas cake and cut up fruit to soak ready to make another one on Saturday.  I need to spend some time in the garden mulching everything at the weekend.  The weather is still very dry and quite hot and I am going away for four days next week, leaving Bill to do the watering!


  1. I am amazed at that poinsettia Robin - it appears to be a tree! Here almost every home has a poinsettia for Christmas - but it comes in the form of a pot plant.
    I am busy making christmas cakes too - I make four - our own and three for other people. Two are done ready for the marzipan, two to go.
    Enjoy your few days away.

  2. What thoughtful gifts for your retiring volunteer - they will be much used and enjoyed I'm sure.
    Gorgeous blossoms as usual and I love that little bag.
    Hope you are going away for a nice reason - if so, have a good time.

  3. Gorgeous blooms as always Robin. Love your little bag. Hope your time away is pleasant. You do so many wonderful things in your community, and are to be congratulated for that. Cheers.

  4. A lovely little bag and the photos of the trees in bloom are just what is needed as we are in the middle of winter here. Such thoughtful gifts to someone who has obviously given so much to others over the years.


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