As much as I love a good hamper with wine and nuts and all the trimmings, there’s only so much you can take as far as eduble goodies go at Christmas. In between the food, the wine, and the food, pacing is hard and those hampers might just get pushed to one side, forgotten about until the decadence and hedonism is over.
The flowers at the top of the page are really gorgeous with their reuseable buckets , and would look great on the dining table or on your hallway table as your guests walk in. One of my previous (legengary) mas cocktail parties saw me filling buckets like this with all the chockie coins and santas I could load up on at the nearby Aldi.
But we know how cocktail parties end, right? Clearly, with us all admiring the decorations after a few too many…. and cozying down with Santa or Mrs Claus….
Or you might have one of those tricky “too close to the Baby Jesus’s” birthday people, who don’t always get separate bday and xmas gifties.
Maybe a Bright Bunch of Happy arriving on THEIR special day? Or perhaps a week or two after Christmas, you can sent a lovely Thankyou bouquet to your mother/auntie/sister/niece/brother who hosted you all on Xmas day and did all the prep as a labour of love, if only to see the youngest members of the family tear open gifts from Santa, interspersed with gorging on the ample chips, candy and xmas lolly mix provided on the table.
Fresh Flowers can deliver to Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, but not yet Newcastle or other cool areas like the gong and CBR. I will keep my eye on that!
Have you given flowers before at Xmas? Or do you prefer the “keeper” gifts?
Went on a bit of an adventure (or epic journey) on Monday to go to Bowral for a job interview.
ZOMG check it out, it’s a paper ticket!
Reasoning with myself that the $8.60 in train fare was about half of what the TOLL ROADS would cost me to get there, let alone petrol and having to stay awake for the journey, I got to Fassifern before 6am for the three trains there and three trains back.
Settled in for a nap on the first leg, hoping all my connections would line up – which they did! Including the revelation that “Panania” is a place, and that people get excited to be getting on diesel trains, especially oldies on their excursion tickets who ignore the “quiet carriage” signage.
The interview was a couple of kilometres walk from the station, but as you see my feet were prepared (with heels to slip into on arrival!)
Springtime has certainly hit! With the gardens and wildflowers (weeds! and wanderers!) blooming
I got a tad pink from the sun, but it was lovely to be out :)
I had a latish lunch at Janecks Cafe and Bar
Courgette and Haloumi fritters (all day breakfast menu – $17) and a lovely local Riesling!
All fuel for the epic journey home…
Janeks Cafe and bar
4/14 Wingecarribee St Bowral NSW 2576
(02) 4861 4414
What made me smile and instagram last month…
The sky on Monday
The existence of Gluten Free Weetbix. Obviously not Wheat :p I’m yet to try them but I’ve been told that they don’t sog up as quickly ass regular weetbix and/but are good!
Wonderful Pistachios. Unsalted were the ones for me – less moreish that way! Mixed reception in this house to the sweet chili…. the traditional salted ones were as good as ever. (gifted)
Hello Kitty bday gifts!
What made your July smiley?
And aside from stuffing myself with silly with dumplings, I have
GORGEOUS roses from Amanda
A Moto G from my parents *squees*
Expect much better photos from now on! Much much better….
Arrrr me kitties… Adding this to my therapy wishlist!
Catching up with some girls from highschool for an update, one brought me some gorgeous flowers, with a Star of David fashioned out of bamboo and stuck inside by the florist. Are these for Hannukah?
I’ve just spent a couple of days in psych care at the hospital.
Yeah, I was a bit of a risk.
Putting things in place etc.
AND I GOT FOOD PHOTOS FOR YOU:
Yeah, I ate gluten this few days. I lived.
And check out all the plastic cutlery and crockery. Yep, no sharps in PECC. (the flowers are also in a ‘vase’ fashioned from an isowipes container)
Plans from here?
Take care of myself.
Oh and figure out where I want to live. Yeah, Rish and I kinda ‘separated’, too.
Just short of 15 years.
To see if that helps.
Careful what you wish for.
I can do this.
Lots of long, head-clearing walks.
Taking in the natural things around me.
The little insects.
They make me smile.
And breathe a little easier.
The bright red flower or its wilted friend?
I see the bright flower. With a smiling whisper of “ooh! What’s next?” .
See the colour :)
I read a lot of blogs.
Some are gorgeously superficial. Pretty, sparkly nail polish, or cupcakes that, while I can’t eat them, look awesome.
Others are deep.
Discussion of emotions, physical and mental pain.
And while I love those people.
I just sometimes can’t read that stuff.
For my own sake.
So I step back. And stick with the pretty flowers for a while.