Once again I have been very tardy with my blog posts. I put it down to being that busy time of year , working more than usual combined with a small computer glitch, hopefully now sorted.
Last weekend we attended the MG Car Club Christmas picnic . The day was a typical Tassie Summer day , cool and overcast one minute , warm and sunny the next. We had a pleasant drive in the country with a rest stop at the town of Deloraine , where the photos were taken, then on to Lake Hunstman for our picnic get together.
My version of casual was the order of the day , a new to me linen bubble hem dress from European designer Zojka Borkowska ( a recent recycle find) , a white cotton jacket from Scope worn over black pants. New silver Fly London sandals , a mix of bangles , Gucci sunnies , earrings and a straw hat completed the outfit.
As is tradition we had a visit from Mrs Claus and her little helper who handed out small gifts to all.
On our way home I stopped to snap these interesting farm buildings on the historical property of Cheshunt.
Unfortunately I was unable to get close enough to the house to take photos.
I was quite taken with this deserted cottage and the black Face Suffolk sheep sheltering under the verandah.
I have also managed to do some cooking for Christmas starting with a fruit and nut Christmas cake that I have made for many years. I have a standing order for this cake from my youngest son Callum , who is home from Melbourne .
My Christmas decorating is a simple affair . I like to use greenery from the garden mixed with a few baubles that I have collected over the years. Mind you , it has rained here for the last few days so the greenery will wait until tomorrow when hopefully it will be sunny.
Every year I decorate a small tree with a collection of mainly pink decorations (many given to me by friends) in memory of our daughter India.
Thinking of my friends in this holiday season , may you find peace and joy in these troubled times.