Hello you’ve probably noticed my posts are becoming less and less frequent. I’ve had great intentions of posting here for you most nights but somehow my body just won’t allow it. Last night for instance I fell asleep again early at 8:30pm. I’d only sat down on the couch for the purpose to fold the washing, not sleep. You guessed it, the washing didn’t get folded! I’m also having a few computer issues. I think my laptop is a bit weary after working so hard too this year as it keeps overheating on me and shutting down on its own without warning, so I’ve got to try to fix this tomorrow. Back up has been done, phew.
I’m continuing to receive lovely feedback on my new Etsy site and some more sales came in last week which is so exciting. I’m really enjoying sending out pieces of my artwork around the world, spreading some happiness and inspiration. It’s such a wonderful feeling. I plan to have more artwork available in the new year including my illustrations.
I was excited on Friday night to give one of my very dear friends an enlarged reproduction of one of my illustrations on canvas. She loves it! It’s such a beautiful feeling to see someones face light up with joy when they’re holding a piece of your work. I will hold this in my heart forever, so special.
Our families celebrated the festive season on Friday night together with a yummy meal and just relaxed, enjoying each others company. Our friends bought a beautiful home-made chicken curry and I made a chocolate and chestnut mousse for desert. Here are some photos and of my desert above and below.
I’d also been baking throughout the day as Tully had his daycare Christmas party that afternoon, so I made some shortbread stars for him to take and share with his little friends. He had a wonderful afternoon with his friends at daycare, munching festive food, playing outdoors (before the thunderstorm rolled in) and meeting Santa who delivered books to each of the children and briefly spoke with them. They all sang Christmas songs together as a group too for all the families, which I thought was pretty impressive for a group of 3 year olds!!
On Saturday we had our local community Christmas Fair. It filled the main street with local traders displaying their goods, the local fruit shop pulled in their big truck for the kids to see (Tully kept saying “Poppy’s truck!”).
There were craft stalls, a couple of rides, people cooking delicious food and local celebrities such as Paul Mecurio were also there, Santa was there for the kids, there was music and bubbles and decorations, and the local Fire Department were also there, and Tully and his little friend loved seeing and exploring the fire truck!It was a fun afternoon, although we didn’t stay to enjoy it all as Tully was tired from the night before and the heavens opened with yet more rain and thunder. Today has been a quiet day at home with the boys; listening to more Christmas carols (Flynn loves to sing and dance), wrapping some gifts to place under our tree, and gathering ingredients to make our annual panforte, biscotti and French Forgotten cookies which we love to give as gifts and also enjoy on Christmas Day. I tried to get a photo of Tully & Flynn under our tree together. Both smiling at the same time and sitting still was not an easy task!!
I really can’t believe how quickly these weeks are flying. I’m totally pooped and running out of energy now so it certainly is the end of the year and I’m enjoying slowing down the pace and enjoying some early nights in bed. I will post again on here before Christmas though. I hope you’re all enjoying the festivities, beautiful Christmas spirit and enjoying some family time in preparation for Christmas this year. It really is so magically having little ones around to share it with. Christmas has become even more special for Michael and I now we have our lil boys to share and enjoy it with.