Thursday, December 15, 2011

Season's Greetings

Just ten more days until Christmas! WHAT??????

 On Christmas day we will be sharing a lovely meal with family, much of which will home grown, picked fresh from our gardens. Tonight my son and grandson arrive from Melbourne, which is just as well as we have an over-abundance of strawberries. And Tobias LOVES strawberries, so he can help in the eating of them! I love having a food garden, I hate buying inferior vegetables and fruit and paying too much for things that have been sprayed, with who knows what! This year we have added a new poly tunnel to our growing area, and in it we have some very lusty plants which will give us tomatoes, capsicums, aubergines, chillis, cucumbers and hopefully some cantaloupes! My, that sounds like an awful lot of food! (It is a big poly tunnel!) In a few days I will send the boys out to find us a nice Christmas tree to put up, I don't like the artificial ones. I like the piny smell in the house from a fresh tree. (It's ok, we only take them from where they shouldn't be growing, they're weeds really). On Face Book I've been seeing everyone posting photos of their decorations, the whole house decked out in Christmas will be all I can do to get this place clean! Let alone decorated. (Maybe I'll blow the cobwebs off my wreath and hang that today) I really should put some effort in this year, since we have Tobias staying with us and at three and a half he's old enough now feel the excitement of the festive season. (For me that's what Christmas is all about really, the children).
Anyway, in case I don't get a chance between now and Christmas, I want to wish everyone everywhere, peace and joy, not only for Christmas, but for 2012. May the coming year be filled with all things wonderful! However you wish to celebrate......MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
Aaaaaand look out for a New Year's Benson Bears giveaway, coming soon! Just to say thanks for your support and for visiting, and especially for reading.......  :o)


  1. Aww, merry Christmas to you too... (BTW, has that bear been hitting Santa's sherry? ;o) )

  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. And a Happy & Healthy New Year.


  3. Love this bear on the post. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to you and your family too!

  4. What excitement to have your little grandson staying this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful skills with us through out the year.
    May the Peace, Joy and Love fill your home this Christmas.

  5. go to harvest from your garden, your hard work are there, sounds yummy... as i like strawberry as well. may i also wish you got fruitful return in your career life.
    for the bear friends here, wish everyone can enjoy the beauty of sunshine in the coming 2012 too.

  6. I hope you enjoy your holidays and give that sweet Christmas bear a kiss for me, (he's so adorable)

  7. Sounds like chrissy will be fun in your house this year :)
    Have a wonderful christmas and lots of fun in the New Year!!
    Hugs Lindaxxx

  8. Happy new Year, Linda.
    Hugs from
    Henry and Heike