We won’t be home for Christmas, as for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration, we’ve booked ourselves on a Patagonia and Antarctica cruise which leaves from Valparaiso in Chile, ending in Buenos Aires Argentina. We leave here for Chile on December 13th, and arrive back home on 15th January. It’s all very exciting, although I think I’m going to find myself a bit out of my comfort zone as we trek through snow and ice during the seven days of our ‘Antarctic Experience’. We do get free Parkas, and are renting special boots. I’ve also opted for walking poles even though hubby kindly said that I could hold onto him. I really don’t want us both landing up in an embarrassing heap on the ice in front of our fellow passengers.
I decided that I needed to make our home look just a bit Christmassy for the couple of weeks we’re still here, so bought a tree for the front porch.
In our entrance hall, is a granite top which seemed to lend itself to my display of Santas and the Christmas bells which I’ve collected over many years. As you may notice, the renovations aren’t quite finished, but we’re getting there.
Wishing you all a splendid weekend.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” ~ Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’
Christmas is a time for loving and sharing. I wish you all a blessed and joyous celebration, this festive season. Thanks so much for all your visits to my blog this past year. It wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Twinkle’, and a twinkling sparkler on a birthday cupcake is always a lovely addition.
My pet lizard is also very jazzy, and for obvious reasons, I’ve named him ‘Twinkles’.
Christmas is the time of year when lots of twinkly stuff appears in the stores.
These snow globes remind me of my childhood. I had a plastic one with a snow scene inside, and decided to try to take it apart, with rather sad consequences.
Manufacturers are very clever at making twinkly stuff to tempt us, but Mother Nature doesn’t even have to try. The sun over Lake Titicaca created a myriad twinkles which could never be recreated in a factory.
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