Friday, December 24, 2010

Seasons Greetings... all my friends and family. May you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May 2011 bring a great year for all of you.

Take care, enjoy the season and see you all soon.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I was sent this poem - by whom, I cant remember. But found it on the web again today. So thought I would like to share it with you all and particularly those that have lost a dear one this year. I read the words and try to put into perspective the thoughts. Hope you enjoy it and take comfort in the words.

This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor that he had battled for four years. He died on December 14, 1997. He gave this to his mom before he died. His name was Ben.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless
Christmas trees
around the world below
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs
that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away,
We really aren't apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones,
You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift,
from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
was always most important
the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,
my Father said to do.
I can't count the blessing or love
has for each of you.

So have a Merry Christmas and
Wipe away that tear
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

End of term...

has come around again! Seems to happen quicker and quicker as the years go by. This last term I decided to learn to decorate a cake - at the Thursday craft group that is! Even though I had to work for a couple of the days and missed out on the lessons, I managed with the help of our wonderful teacher Beth, to complete my cake for Christmas!!!! Every one did a splendid job and I was extremely happy with my finished product, so thank you Beth :)
All the completed cakes....
My cake - like me, plain and simple!! LOLEnd of term also saw the completion of two wall hanging quilts that I had been asked to co-ordinate for the Craigmore Christian School. It was their 30th Birthday in October of this year, so we were a little late in completion (for various reasons). The hangings were handed over to the Head Mistress - breath was taken - and then we could breathe! as they turned out wonderfully. The blocks were worked by the ladies of the Thursday Craft Group, the Creche children and some of the pupils, classes, students and ex-students from the school. I must say that I was thrilled with the hangings and was proud to hand them over.
The theme was ' What does this group, school or area mean to you?'
This weekend saw SW and I take some time off from 'normal' life - and spent some time doing almost nothing at all!!!!!!! Except eat, drink and be lazy!!!! It was SW brothers 50th Birthday and we all headed up the river for a couple of days (Murray River that is). We had a beautiful house to stay in, lots of good food to eat and lots of laughs and chats. So THANK YOU!! Michael and Denise for a great time.

The house....
The birthday boy and cake...Some of the breakfasters.....Some of the local wildlife...One of the toys that we played with.....which I got tossed off and into the very cold water!So now we are back home relaxing and looking forward to another busy week!