Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Wishes.... 2014-12-24 ...

No Tuesday Smiles this week.........
Instead I'm posting photos from the Club we go to for Bingo and wishing everyone a ...

.....Wonderful and Happy Christmas........

May God Bless you at Christmas and throughout the coming Year.... xxxxx

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                                                 ..................  Hello Santa  ...........


 
 
 
 
........... Hello busy Little Elves.......
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                   
 ... Here are my two favourite Nativities that I have at home........  I bought the little candle-lit filigree nativity for this Christmas.......   and  my sister Trish gave us the tall one... I love them both.... xxxxxx
 

                                .... I like this Nativity on the kitchen window ledge in the sunlight..........


Hugs and special Christmas Blessings, Everyone.... xxxxxxx
Barb  xxxx

                                                                                                                                                                            
 
 
 



Friday, December 19, 2014

... My week on Friday .. 2014.12.19..


...Hello everyone...


More Christmas ... it's getting closer...


We had friends over for a Christmas lunch on Wednesday and I went for a 'casual/ relaxed' look for the Table Setting.....





.. we had some appetizers to start....



... then the main meal ... a lovely baked lunch ....



..I love my Kitchen Dining area ... I can potter in the kitchen and still talk with whoever is in the dining area.......
 
 
 
... .. This is the beautiful Nativity that is in our local shopping Mall........




             ............... a new petunia blooming on my front verandah  .......


                      ...............  a gorgeous  Hydrangea  at our local nursery.....


                                               ...........     white Oleander........ 


Have a good weekend ....... see you Tuesday ...

Hugs and Blessings..
Barb xxx

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

... Smiles on Tuesday ...2014.12.16 ...

 Hello everyone ...

Here's my first BIG smile for today ......


.... Hubby  hung twinkling lights on the front of the house for Christmas .... I love the reflection on the car .... 


...and....

..My second BIG smile is...
......  Kyton in the Tuxedo that I couldn't resist buying for him ....  I love this photo.......

BUT..

... here's what he really thinks about it....
             ....... he's had enough ..and after only 2 photos...... hahaha .....


..... and .. I'm happy to say the cushions for our dining room chairs arrived.... and they are  so comfortable ... 
.. sorry about the flaring on the chairs.. I didn't think this would happen... looked fine on the smaller photo.....



                         ... some buds on my 4'clocks and a slightly sad geranium........



I hope I've given your day a little lift....

See you on Friday ......
Hugs and Blessings ...   Barb  xxx






Friday, December 12, 2014

.. my Week on Friday.. 12.12.2014..

.Hello ...thanks for stopping by...

 I'd like to show you some of my little Christmas touches in the house..


...I bought this little tin jug yesterday... so pretty.....


..........  a festive cake stand waiting to be filled with goodies......



.............. I love this candle holder my brother gave us years ago..... I like decorating it....




          ...... a couple of shelves with some Christmas colour.......





      ...... I put these freckle plants in this pretty container for Mum to enjoy when she comes and sits on the verandah .....


 ..... yesterday was wet and very windy... I took this photo through the car window......  I love how the rain on the windscreen makes the fence all wavey..... you can see how windy it is...


..... this is my effort to make this stack of bricks that hubby doesn't want to get rid off. look like they have a purpose in life,,,,,,,,, doesn't look too bad, I suppose.......


 .... my little frog had to fish in the rain yesterday.......

Have a great weekend everyone...... see you Tuesday...
Hugs and Blessings .... Barb   xxxx

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Smiles on Tuesday..... 2014.12.09/10

I must apologise again for being late with my post..... 

I kinda have a good reason ... you see my new computer that hubby set up last week for me, updated itself to Windows 8.1 yesterday morning and 'things' didn't work the same way any more.....it's so frustrating for my old brain to cope with ... :( 
I was getting on well with Windows 8 after practicing for 6 days, even though it was so different from what I'd been doing before... then along comes 8.1 and everything is mixed up again......

Enough of that...

How is everybody??.. Well, I hope... xxx




Mum won again at Bingo on Monday..... I love it when this happens, it makes her so happy... this time she won 5 sirloin steaks ... she wanted to give some to my brother yesterday afternoon, but he said his freezer was full. Merle won steaks , too.  A good day...





We called into Merle's place for coffee and Cheesecake after Bingo and here is Mum with one of Merle's cats sitting next to her...




...another of Merle's cats....





... our Plumbago is getting into the Camphor Laurel tree in the back yard ... I think it looks great...





I'll see you all on Friday when I'll share some of the lovely Christmas decorations at the club.....

Hugs and Blessings .... Barb  xxxx

Friday, December 5, 2014

... My Week on Friday ... Dec.5.2014

Hello my friends....
...here's some things that happened this week....



I know not everybody likes spiders.... I only tolerate them in the garden  where I like to photograph them..... This is a seriously cute tiny Jumping Spider I found the other day...



  My crown of thorns plant against the side of the house and window... I was happy with the blurring of the background...
 



last week I posted a bad 'selfie' ..I did some practicing, like I said I needed to do... and I came up with this pic ... I like this one.. I'm in the kitchen ready to make a cup of tea... which I seem to do every hour or so.. lol xxx


... Hubby made these cute planter boxes this morning.. they were an unexpected surprise for Mum and me.... he brought them in filled with potting mix ready for me to plant the petunias I bought last week and hadn't planted yet... now they are done... xx
 



... I took this photo of a Jacaranda tree as we were driving the other day...... they are blooming everywhere at the moment... so pretty... this one had the flowers in distinct clusters of flowers .. not the all over coverage I'm used to seeing...


... Kyton waiting patiently  for me to go to bed so he can get onto my chair and sleep... lol  xx


.. Mum's  Peace Lily is blooming... she loves it when plants she brought with her when she came to live with us bloom....   shows her I don't kill everything in the garden ...


Have a great week end everyone......
I'll see you on Tuesday...
Hugs and Blessings... Barb  xx










Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Smiles on Tuesday ...Dec 2 2014..

.. wow... my first Smile post for December.....
The year has gone so fast.....


...Kyton always makes me smile.... he's so cute ...
...here he is trying to decide what toy he wants to play with after tea last night.....
                ..... decision made..... now he's waiting patiently for me or Hubby to play with him.....




                    .... it was a beautiful day today...... not too hot and gorgeous blue skies.....



         .... I like the way the grass was growing against the pole,in  among the geraniums...
              ... I like to let some grass grow in the pots for our birds.... but this poor old fellow is the only one left in the aviary...... he's 14 years old..... Hubby is thinking of gettinf a few finches to keep him company.....




          .... I like this little grouping of pots and rocks.... I like rocks in the garden.....



... Thursday's subject for my photography group is  'Me'  ...... so I've been practicing selfies...here I'm  making a cup of tea.......  Think I need to keep practicing... lol



... I'll leave you with a lovely geranium...... I put lots of cuttings in this garden bed and a lot have taken ... I'm not sure what 'leaf' this flower belongs to ... but I like the colour....


Keep well....
See you on Friday.....
Hugs and Blessings..... Barb  xxx