Saturday, 17 December 2011

It's beginning to look at lot like ...

.. Christmas on the coast! Although half a world away from any chestnuts being roasted on an open fire, Christmas in Australia has become synonymous with hot Summer days and eating prawns on the beach.  Having said that I think we have the perfect "front yard" to do just that this year:

X marks the spot for Christmas Lunch 2011

The Tree 
The outlook of our apartment today

Perfect weather for lazy days watching the surf

We're hosting Christmas Eve celebrations this year and backing the festivities up with an "orphan" Christmas Day lunch. Hoping to walk down to the trawlers who sell straight off the boat and pick up some deliciously fresh seafood, throw together a few salads and have a very low key, stress free holiday!

After a rather extended period of leave...

... I was pleasantly greeted by ...

A nomination for a Liebster Award by the lovely Brooke over at The House on Chambers as a gentle nudge to lure me back into blogland.

Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest" and the award is given to blogs with fewer than 200 followers. The award acceptance has a few requirements:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal the five blogs you have chosen and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Request that people you have sent the award to forward it on to their favourite bloggers.

As I am only new to the world of blogs I have made the selection more exclusive to include the top three blogs that I love to read on a regular basis. These three women post beautifully inspiring posts and never fail to tantalise the creative senses! 

The House on Chambers

Gild & Grace

B is Building a House