Saturday, December 24, 2011


Christmas for the last few years has been rather sad for us ever since our elder daughter, her husband and the grandchildren emigrated to Australia.  I miss the crowded chaotic day, the present opening and sitting around the table talking and eating far too much. 

Since moving to Betty's Bay, however, the sadness has been tempered by the beauty and tranquillity of our new home and the beaches, in particular this one appropriately known as Silversands.  We've had an unstressed and peaceful lead up to the day, far away from the insane traffic and chaos of last minute shopping at the malls, the happiness of an all too brief visit from my brother in law and his wife, and best of all our younger daughter will arrive on Tuesday. 

Happy Christmas and all the best for a New Year filled with good health, happiness and peace and may the beauty of nature comfort and console you


Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

It does, it does.

happy Christmas to you too.

Lesley x

rachel said... [Reply to comment]

And warmest best wishes of the season to you too! I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day despite not having your whole family with you.

Susan said... [Reply to comment]

Stunning, stunning photos Val. South Africa looks like such an amazing place & your new home + surrounding vistas all are gorgeous - am so happy to hear that you're settling in happily. Happy New Year to you & yours ! xoxo Susan & les Gang


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