Monday, December 22, 2008

A Christmas Colour.....

The Poinsetta is a gift my daughter is giving my mother for Christmas. My mother is deaf and is legally blind. We think she should be able to see the lovely colours of this plant and brighten up her Christmas.

The Christmas wall hanging has been waiting around a while to be finished and finally this Christmas I have put it together at last!! The pattern is an Australian design by Pat Weir-Smith from Western Australia.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree.....

The Christmas Tree in the City of Melbourne.

In Melbourne each Christmas the retail firm Myer Emporium always has its' windows decorated for people to come and see. This time it is a Christmas theme. They have based it on the book "How Santa Really Works" by Alan Snow. It is always very popular as shown by the queue of people going passed the windows.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Rain, rain and more rain

Yesterday I went to the City of Melbourne with my daughter. It just happened to be the day that was the wettest day in Melbourne for two and a half years!! Fortunately we did not get wet and there was plenty of cover from the rain and all our time was taken up looking for Christmas presents in the shops.
The rain is a blessing as it has been very dry and we have not had good rains to fill up the dams for such a long time.
We stopped for a coffee in the Royal Arcade to rest our legs after doing some of our shopping. I noticed this lolly stand - very sweet treats indeed!!

We went to China Town where we had a lovely lunch. The pictures show how wet it was!!