Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Craggy Island Australia!







About to pick up 2kgs of South West Rocks Prawns!


Will catch up after the big day... hoping for a cool day and not blistering heat... Melissa arrives this evening and Alison has been here since Friday... the dog hasn't stopped panting and wagging his old tail since she arrived...

Best wishes to you all and I hope all of you have a really happy day with your people and friends (and pets), have enough to eat, enough to drink and get a lot of love from those around you...

8 comments:

Ann O'Dyne said...

Prawns!
I saw newsfilm tonight of a cop directing the traffic at the Sydney Prawn Pickup - couldn't believe it. Soooo Sydney.
Last Christmas Day I had SNOW on Mt.Dandenong, and where I am right now is freezing.

Will be thinking of you all having a Happy Day - much love, and I will raise a glass to our Absent Friend X X X

Middle Child said...

Thank you very much. There will be a few glasses raised here for him. Melissa (eldest) arrived last evening and we figured we may not be able to drive out to the cemetery on Christmas day after having those few glasses so went after she arrived. You know, there was a whole community of people doing the same thing...sort of including a loved one or missing friend in the celebrations... we all know the person isn't there but its such a human thing to do. The girls and I left Don a Santy hat (he always wore one) a glass of milk and a piece of fruit cake...which we always left out even as the girls hit their 20's... so the birds will get a treat on us... I was pleased at the demeanour of people out there...never seen so many. They acknowledge each other but are not intrusive ...each with their own thoughts. Made me think about dignity and all that unfashionable stuff. Have a happy day today and eat drink and be merry.

old man of the sea said...

mc - thank you for your kind wishes. i do hope you and the girls have a happy and peaceful time. don wouldn't want it any other way. and, yes, i'll raise a glass to the old bastard tomorrow :o)

Sling said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend!..Everything is as it should be in Sling's Domain.
I'm having a dram in Don's honor,even as we speak. :)

rosemary said...

Hope you had a great time with your girls and family. We have snow....you have the heat...I'll trade.

Sara said...

Arrrgh, it erased my comment! Good to hear your girls are home and I hope everything went swimmingly. I'm late with the Christmas wishes, so Happy New Year!

Eternally Curious said...

All my best to you and yours in 2008, MC! Do know that I hold you all tenderly in my heart...

Middle Child said...

Old Man of the sea. thank you for that...we had a lovely day and only a few quiet moments...am so peoud of how the girls are and so would Don be also.
Sling, if you all keep drinking to Don he'll be looking for that last bottle of port he left here...(its gone)
Rosemary...no I'll trade...40degrees celsius in Melbourne yesterday.
Sara, bad luck ...blogger had a queer sense of humour when it decides to swallow our words...where do they go do you reckon? Happy New year.
Thank you eternally curious...