Hello to 2012................. I hope everyone is rested after the 'silly' season, and ready for a new and exciting year ahead. I have nothing of consequence to share at the moment, but picked these few roses from my garden this morning. Although it is a designated public holiday, normal work has resumed here. I had a small internet problem, and have been absent for a few days, but trust things are back on track for me now.
I received some nice gifts for Christmas [and my birthday], so will share them in a few days. We are enjoying slightly cooler weather, much better than our friends in the south. In fact, in the early hours of the morning, it is downright chilly. We were up at 5.00am this morning, and I had to reach for a long sleeved shirt. Of course, that can change in no time at all.
We don't usually do anything much for New Year's Eve here, but on Friday received an invitation to a get together in the neighbourhood. The invitation was quite simple - we're having a gathering, come over if you can, and if you can make it, bring your drinks, your chairs, and some finger food to share. We don't see people socially all that often, so decided to go. As is always the case here, food to share seems to mean something for yourself and 15 others [well, not really...........LOL], but, there is always a mountain of beautiful food!! We had a pleasant evening, and even stuck it out until midnight. It was only a small party, as some people are still away. The food was all very nice, taken around at varying times during the night. I decided to make a large multi-layered dessert, so will share the dregs with you, just for fun. Hubby loved it so much, he decided he'd have a piece for breakfast the next morning!!!!!!! It is a biscuit/coconut base, simple cheesecake filling, an orange juice/passionfruit layer, topped with the beloved whipped cream. I sort of made it up as I went along, and it really is very, very nice. Sorry that it's not in pristine condition..............
Thanks to all my friends for your good wishes, emails and comments. I hope we all have lots of time for stitching and experimentation throughout 2012.