Wednesday 25 December 2013

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Wishing you all a very
Christmas day has dawned
in New Zealand.
An advantage of living where I do
is we are one of the first countries
in the world to see the new day...

My 'alternative' Christmas tree hangs on the wall
above the nativity set. Most of the decorations were made by
Marie of Lost Bird Studio last year and I was
lucky to win them in her Giveaway.

It is raining....
I'm happy as my garden is very dry
and will appreciate a good drink!!

 ...but there will be many disappointed families here
who had planned on having a
Christmas barbecue outdoors in the sunshine.
Maybe the skies will clear later.

The angel at the top of my pine Christmas tree
was a gift last year from Dorthe of Den Lille Lade
thank you again dear Dorthe!

Thank you all, my dear friends
for your friendship
over the past year!

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!

xxx Shane xxx


mes amis!


  1. Qui non è ancora Natale.
    Auguri!!! KIsses

  2. Merry Christmas Shane,
    I promise to send some bottle brush trees as soon as I can! xoxoxoxoxox

  3. Happy Christmas to you too dear Shane x0x It has been raining here too & the garden is lapping it up. Have a wonderful day dear heart x0x0

  4. Merry Christmas to you, sweetie!

  5. Joyeaux Noel dear Shane to you and your family and hope you are enjoying the special day.
    Yes, we are happy to have rain here for the garden as everything is very dry.
    Best wishes and happy holidays dear friend.

  6. Merry Christmas Shane, from across the ditch! Xxx

  7. What delightful decorations. I love the wall Christmas tree & the lovely calico angel. Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for your kindness & friendship through these past few years. I really appreciate your encouragement, inspiration & friendship. Joyeaux Noel. Much love Catherine x0x0x

  8. Merry Christmas dear Shane,
    Love and blessing for a wonderful 2014,

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a blessed day and I pray the New Year will be a good one for you. Madeline

  10. May the spirit of Christmas bring us
    love, hope and peace! you !!!..thanks for your friendship !!! !!

  11. Happy Christmas Shane - enjoy the rain.

  12. Dearest Shane,
    Some very special photos shown here. Merry Christmas to you and yours and it is a day full of memories for family and friends.

  13. A very Happy Christmas to you, Shane, one filled with love and joy!

  14. Merry Christmas to you too!

  15. Merry Christmas Shane :) Much love.

  16. Happy Christmastime to you dear Shane...
    I hope your days have been merry and bright and that your Christmas celebrations have been lots of fun!
    All so quickly now we are heading into a new year...
    I look forward to spending more time with you and am very grateful for our connection across the miles...
    Fa la laa dear one
    Someone in Virginia Loves You ♥

  17. I hope your Christmas was extra special and that the sun came out to shine on you. What lovely gifts from friends.

  18. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and also some sunshine. We had snow, lots of snow. :)

  19. Shane, hope the sun came out later for the barbecue aficionados - meanwhile your garden must have enjoyed the rain.

    Hope these holidays were lovely - they are such a lot of work and then gone so quickly. Loved your decor BTW. I'm considering when to start taking down - I love all the pretties but know I'll soon want to return to normal with less to dust!

    We are planning to clean out the upstairs office soon - which is really a bedroom but became Bob's home office for many years - then have old textured ceiling scraped, paint everything, new carpet, and buy new lighter furniture which we can actually move around to clean behind. Life has to get easier from hereon - the days of lifting heavy oak are over!! IKEA makes OK things which are easy to move and inexpensive - that's what I'm going for in that room.......even though it doesn't look French, LOL!!!

    OK love, sending New Year blessings - may 2014 be full of happiness, good health, and spending time with sweet little girls along the way!

    Love and hugs, your pal Mary

  20. Blessings and much love and thanks for your lovely visit and kind words. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and may we be blessed with the best in 2014 and always.

  21. I've been enjoying my browse through your blog. A lovely spot to visit (and all the way from New Zealand... a long, long way from where I live in Alberta, Canada).

    Thanks so much for visiting me. I look forward to getting to know you more in 2014.

    Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places today and all through the coming New Year.

  22. Hi dearest Shane,
    What lovely gifts you received last year and they look lovely in your home.
    Thank you for your friendship and for always sharing kind words with me.
    Happy, healthy New Year to you! xo

  23. I cannot get used to the idea of a Christmas BBQ!! I find it fascinating to visit with blogger friends who live on the opposite side of the world...very fun! :)



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