Almost that time… (Christmas Countdown)

Time is ticking. It won’t be too long before Santa has to dust off his special red suit before heading off on his annual world-wind trip around the world.

There’s only another four more sleeps before we’ll be waking to find the Christmas stockings filled and the soon to-be tried Pumpkin Praline Pie to be consumed… woot woot!





Blushing Santa! (Christmas Countdown)

This plush little blushing Santa is so very colorful in his suit of pink, blue and green. He was bought when we unexpectedly found ourselves in Australia for Christmas, celebrating another two, before moving to Canada.

Our belongings had been packed up months earlier for transporting to Canada. Then came the GFC, postponing our move. Christmas was in two weeks, decorations were needed. It would be four months before our belongings returned to us.








Into the night sky! (Wordless Wednesday)








Santa Wannabes! (Wordless Wednesday)


Santa wannabee





It’s a Santa GATHERING! (WPC: Gathering)

What can I say, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York last year made a lasting impression on me. Hence when I saw the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week was GATHERING, I knew immediately what I was sharing!


Given it’s only three sleeps until the fat guy in the red suit visits, it seemed more than a tad appropriate… ho ho ho!




Christmas with the Children (Monochrome Monday)

This photo might be grainy and blurred but I love it regardless. My Santa with his gramophone sits besides the photo of my mother as a young girl, and that strapping young man you can just see in the centre background, that’s my father.

Christmas with the Children

This is the one down-side of our life on the move. These, along with so many of our photos and other “old” memories, are all sitting in storage boxes, somewhere. I dream of the day we are reunited once again!