Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year to you all

We are home again after a lovely Christmas visit with my sister in Buderim.  The weather was just right - not too hot and only a little bit of rain!  The company was most enjoyable and as we flew we were not tired arriving or tired when we came home - all good.

 This photo is of a corner of my sister's beautiful garden - it looks like a rainforest.  Buderim has very deep volcanic soil so it is very fertile - with this result.
 This photo does not do the plant justice, it is a climbing frangipani, no idea of its botanical name.  The closeup below shows you the flowers a bit better.  It has a beautiful perfume, especially late in the afternoon.
 This is a photo of an applique picture I made many, any years ago for Barb.  It should show up better if you click to enlarge.  I have moved on from applique these days and anyway I could not possibly see well enough to do that sort of sewing now,

I hope you all have a very happy New Year - and a safe night if you are out celebrating.  It will be a very soggy night here, but we will be tucked up in bed well before midnight.  One of our best Christmas presents was to hear there had been over 7 inches of rain here while we were away, so we came home to a green wonderland.  Unfortunately it has been too generous now and doesn't know when to stop!  We have had another 3 inches of rain in the last 24 hours.  That says we have hit the wet season I suppose.  Cheers.


  1. We've certainly hit our wet season - it's been the wettest year for the past century in the UK! Glad your Christmas visit was so relaxing and enjoyable. Your sister's garden looks beautiful as does your applique picture, even the spider! Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

  2. Happy and healthy 2013, we went to friends for dinner but were in bed before midnight. Would love a bit of your rain, very dry and about to get very hot.

  3. Very behind again with my blogging Robin. So pleased your Christmas was wonderful, and indeed those plants from your sister's garden are magnificent. I love Buderim, such a pleasant climate.

    We managed some useful rain, but the heat is taking it's toll now, and one can only speculate about next week's expected temperatures!!

    I'm still watering, and still knitting, air conditioner going a lot.

    Hope this year will be a little easier for you and Bill, especially healthwise. Cheers.

  4. Happy new year robin!

    I wish you the very best in 2013.


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