Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas on Kangaroo Island

This is a bit of a composite of all the strange creatures who come with me to the Island, Some I have made and some friends have made. The tree is surrounded in a collection of bathing beauties or exercise freaks, the very odd collection of Father Christmases that have taken my fancy over the years, the carol singers, angels, stars, nativity scene, candles etc.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, we certainly managed to relax, walk, catch up with friends, eat good food and drink good wine and I thought came home fitter and less uptight but getting home and unpacking seems to make it all seem far away.
We got off the ferry yesterday, I was damp and frozen, 13 degrees on the Cape Jervis wharf, having sat out all the way home as I usually do, so as not to get sea sick, she rolled a bit but I was ok, the Island disapeared into the mist and light rain and the mainland appeared the sam way.
Up to Pt Willung to a friends boxing day lunch lovely a walk on the beach and some beach cricket and then home to collect the cat and unpack.
All is back in place now but we have to go to McLaren Vale for a friends 80th birthday this evening he is one of Johns fishing mates and a good friend and a wine maker so it should be a good evening.


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a lot of fun is expressed in your picture. I enlarged it to have a better look! Who are the two people zonked out, lying on the floor each side of the tree? Not you?
We have had rain and it was for two days so the garden is refreshed a little.

martha said...

What a great series of vignettes; a good way to remember your holiday. Well done!

Julie Oakley said...

It's funny the decorations that come out year after year. We never have new tasteful colour co-ordinated decorations, just a jumble of loved bits and pieces including a plastic lobster that always hangs on the tree.

Penny said...

Wendy I think they were supposed to be John and I they are actually bean bag dolls a dear friend makes.I think she gave them to me for our first Christmas on the Island, about 10 years ago.

Alison said...

What a lovely page. We have a jumble of bits too, some very old.

Lin said...

What a fun time, Penny! Wonderful wee 'friends' ... precious! I love going on holiday but I agree -- as soon as one gets back, it makes the trip seem so long ago