Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's official....

that  four days of next to no internet access ( thanks to somebody who shall remain nameless) makes StephieB a very unhappy vegemite! Hopefully all is fixed now and I can return to normal transmission!

In other "official" news, it's the first of December which means that it's summertime here now in Australia. To mark the occasion, I thought I'd leave you today with some hydrangeas from my garden -

Aren't they beautiful? For me, these are such a symbol of summer and of Christmas.

My dear nan had them growing in abundance, from pale pink like mine to the most beautiful dark blue, and it wasn't Christmas until you had been to her place to pick up a bunch . I even had them at my wedding reception courtesy of nan's garden.

My nan would have been 99 next week if she was still with us. She died just over four years ago but I still miss her everyday. I like to look at my own hydrangea now and think of her and of how lucky I
was to have had such a wonderful grandmother for such a large part of my life. Happy Birthday, for next week, Nan!

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x


  1. What pretty flowers and a happy welcome back to the internet!

  2. Thanks Victoria. It's been a long week! Have a good weekend, Stephie x