Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas...........

Dearest Mom and Dad
We headed off to the beach early on Christmas day - had a swim.................


The weather was not great...................


Gareth waiting for his presents.............


Gus made himself comfortable..................


The cooking began............


Roasted beetroot....................


plus, lentils, pomegranate and herbs...............


Delicious...................


Pearl barley, roasted cauliflower, broccoli, nuts, herbs and haloumi cheese......


Button made these most amazing croquettes - roasted pumpkin, cranberries, feta, quinoa and leeks - AMAZING!!!!!


Gareth had a few bugs..........


Chillie wors.....................


Prawns.......


Dessert


Swim time...............


And then this came on and I wept.

 
Missed you too terribly.
 
All my love
Jenny
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

all together.......................

Dearest Mom and Dad
Everybody arrived safely - although Gus was a bit tired....................


The next morning, bright and early, we went to the beach.


Glorious, glorious day...................


Gareth bought some fresh produce from their garden!


Low carb beer?


Gus is enjoying the back drop - all new smells - so we joined him................


Gareth and I enjoyed a tipple or two................


Bonbon LOVES Gus! He is quite the most wonderful dog - so friendly and gentle.


Button and I went shopping...........


Gareth cooked dinner - the most delish vegetable curry and his baked chicken curry smelled amazing!


It's been very hot.


Vegetable curry and naan bread........


Button's turn to cook.................


Tons of tomatoes, garlic, and chillies.................... roasted..............


So good - light and fresh.


The tree...................


And the reindeers and Santa - memories................


Its a sad time for me - so I went to check on the stars, Dad, there weren't any. But the moon was there.

 
All my love Jenny
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Phew, 2015 was a busy one................

Dearest Mom and Dad
So, Button is a blonde!


Gareth still loves Gus.................


I can see why.........................he is too cute...................


Last year I made the students in my crazy classes these cute little needles nests to pin onto their hoop.


This year I made some button scissor fobs - not as pretty - but still cute.


Mushroom lasagne.............................


Talking about food - look at the spread put on my the crazy girls at our Christmas gathering.


Beautiful work on show...........


Lots of beautiful work................


All so different..................


At the end of the year I receive so many thoughtful gits from my students - Sharon made us each a little Christmas hamper..........


And wrote the most beautiful words on a card for me - reduced me to tears.,..........


Cheryl made these - hand embroidered and filled with lavender..........


Vaughn decorated the tree...................



And this angel still hold pride of place - made by Button when she was at preschool - the face is reminiscent of  Picasso.


This weekend was a lovely, cool rainy one. Perfect for me to do nothing.

 
All my love
Jenny
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Unfortunately, the Christmas carols are everywhere, making me heartsore.