It's the last weekend before the big holidays, and I hope you all have some time to rest and relax and are not busy all the time with holiday preparations.
I have been busy making more chocolates, and I hope enough will survive the weekend to have their photos taken next week for T Day. Nathalie came over on Friday, she was busy packing and decorating a present for her Mum, and I cooked us chicken and veggies, Indian style, spicy and aromatic, which we both enjoyed. Unfortunately it didn't survive long enough to have its photo taken - that's life!
Saturday is my birthday, on the winter solstice, and that's a good day, as from now the days will start to get longer again, leading us hopefully towards spring. When I was a kid it made me sad that my birthday was on the shortest day of the year, because I thought I got less birthday than other people! I am going to be celebrating with friends at Cafe Schuster, where they offer a wonderful breakfast buffet, and I won't have to do the work. I have more friends coming in the course of the afternoon, and I'm sure we will enjoy coffee and my homemade fruitcake and chocolates.
I painted this huge piece (A2) some time last year to use up left-over paint at art group, and now I have managed to finish it with some simple, cut-out, geometric shapes in primary colours. I am linking to Yvonne's words and numbers theme at
On Thursday evening I saw this lovely corner where St Swidbert is so well lit up:
Earlier in the day I went round and took photos of the festively decorated doors and windows in our little town, here are a few of them:
Rocking horses in the window for Elizabeth:
And these beautiful views greeted me when I got up Friday morning:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!