Christmas countdown

“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” ― Janice Maeditere

I know I say it each year, but I can't believe Christmas is once more upon us and the end of another year is nearly over.  2013 has been a busy year, with exciting work projects, a new house and a fast-growing little toddler. 

Christmas for me still has all the nostalgia and associations with growing up in England......cold, dark days with twinkly lights in shop windows, Christmas carols being played at home on the record player (yes that's the generation I come from when we grew up with record players) and if we were very lucky some snow for snowmen and sledging.  So, sitting here writing this on a bright sunny, steaming hot 35C day and planning what food I need to organise for our orphans Christmas, doesn't really feel much like christmas.  But really, however and wherever Christmas is spent, it's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family and take some time to enjoy being together (for a short time anyway!)

Wishing everybody a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year.  :)  


  1. I can imagine Christmas in Australia would take some getting used to when you're from the UK. I'd love to spend Christmas over there one year just to experience everything you described, it would be quite magical. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Lucy. Enjoy the Christmas break. Thank you for everything and look forward to next year.

  2. I haven't blogged for the longest time but it was such a treat to check back into Bowerbird and see what you've been up to. Still one of my favourite blogs, so much gorgeousness and all so beautifully presented. Happy New Year, Lucy. Best wishes. Jen. x