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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The year is winding down...

The end of year celebrations have revved up a notch in the last few weeks...
Wednesday of last week was particularly busy. In the morning the Albany Creek Knit and Natter group celebrated at the last meet up for 2014...
Barbara brought along her beautifully knitted Santa...
And the sweetest little bunny...
Helen had been busy joining squares...a never ending job! Lol
Then it was time to head off to my next stop
Sisters of Stitch, the fortnightly craft group at Chermside Library were celebrating with a Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon...the buffet table had quite a sumptuous spread...
 Saturday was the next busy day for celebrating...
Grovely Knit and Natter in the morning...
Always lots of fun at Grovely...Lorelle keeps us all in order though...lol
I 'annoy' her by always taking lots of photos...
Then my friend ( from my school days) picked me up and we both drove to Shornecliffe a beach suburb of Brisbane. Our destination was this place...

But it's not a Masonic Hall any more...it's a lovely restaurant called Matthew Thomas. There were four of us school mates meeting for a Christmas lunch. From our table we could see the sea...
We may be ladies in our 60s but we do what a lot of young people do...take photos of restaurant and cafe food! Lol.


And here's my delicious lunch...Noosa Whiting and salad...it was beautifully cooked.
Valerie gave each of us a beautiful wooden reindeer ornament...we lined them up for a photo...of course! 
Lastly, more photos before we headed for home.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. DH and I will host a Christmas dinner for 2 of our girls with husband and partner. On Christmas Day DH and I will celebrate with his brother and his family. On Boxing Day we will celebrate with my brother and any of his family who are around...phew...but there's more! On Boxing Day DH's eldest and her partner will arrive to stay with us until Jan 2. Because they will be so busy catching up with her Brisbane friends and her mum,  Christmas dinner with them and a few other rellies, won't be until Dec 29. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 


10 comments:

creations.1 said...

I am exhausted just reading that Maria - no need to worry about being bored in your retirement!!! Have a wonderful week of Christmas goodness Maria!!

Nurdan Kanber said...

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday ♥

With my warmest regards
Nurdan

Cynthia said...

What fun! I'd love to find a craft group to join. I'm sure you get lots of inspiration. Have a Happy Christmas, Maria.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

What a beautiful post Maria. I too am exhausted just listening to how many lovely events you have enjoyed - and have planned over the next week.
Do have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog this year with all the interesting things you get up to, looking forward to more of the same in 2015.
I have been a bit sparse on the blogging front as there isn't much movement in the allotment in this hot weather, but I still go over to the farm every Wednesday morning and potter a bit, and chat a lot!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Lots of love. Jean.

Yvonne W said...

If retirement can keep one that busy, Then I will be looking forward to mine--- sooner rather than later. Enjoy your retirement.

shez said...

Hi Maria ,lovely post,I wish you and your lovely family a merry Xmas and a safe and happy new year,see you in March.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely celebration happening Maria. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

Soma Acharya said...

Happy Holidays!! Enjoy your festivities :)

-Soma

margaret said...

how lucky are you to have so many groups around and I would feel at home there as they are the right age group.
Lots of plans for Xmas have a lovely time catching up with all your visitors

Nanette said...

Love your Christmassy shirt Maria, and the Santa mug rug...what did you say in your letter to him? Hope you find a little time to put your feet up after your busyness. A very happy Christmas to you and DH