I wish all my friends and family a very Happy Christmas and may 2020 be kind to you all. I hope you all enjoy peace and happiness in the year ahead.
It is already hot in Australia and the bush fires are burning. I feel terrible for the people who have lost everything and it is heartbreaking to see the pictures of the destruction and death on television. Somehow we must remain optimistic and hope that rain will come soon for Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Here in Victoria the gardens are still green and even though it is summer we are surviving well and looking forward to Christmas Day.
Living in Patterson Lakes on the canal I grab a cup of coffee and sit out on the deck to watch a flotilla of boats cruise past. They are bringing family and friends, and of course so many children to see the decorated houses Many homes are decorated with a huge variety of Christmas lights. There are blow up large Santas, rope lights twisted around palm trees or hanging down from flag poles, flashing Christmas trees and decorations on pool fences. There are oos and ahs of delight at the reflections on the water and I love to hear children loudly singing Jingle Bells as they pass. Santa did his usual round of the canals in a big boat, ringing his Christmas bell and handing out sweets to excited children in bathers on jetties.
We have fully participated again this year and the torches along the gutter look spectacular (thanks to Paul and Marian). Of course we needed help to get all the solar lights into place and our family did that for us. Many thanks, the lights you all put up are superb.
I’m looking at Self Publishing next year and already Luke Harris has designed the cover of What Time is it There? At least I will know what is involved for my Life Writing class at Bentleigh Community House next year.
Do you like the new cover?
Happy Writing over the holidays