Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve in Aus.


Guess who's birthday it is today. Last year was one of the big ones and I decided to stop counting but they keep coming and here it is again. This morning the man of the house woke me with a pressie - a lovely glossy knitting magazine that I was too mean to buy for myself. Well I could feed a family of four for what those glossies cost. But aren't they lovely? So I've had a fun time browsing through it. Then there was a phone call from Toronto from our daughter & the gang (they're visiting family) and flowers from them into the bargain. A phone call from the Queensland daughter and one from our son and his partner - so I'm feeling thoroughly spoiled. Sigh - aren't I a lucky Mum?
Last year among my presents was this one from our son. Knowing how much I love elephants he painted this for me. Airbrush painting is a talent that he didn't discover he had until he was about 30 and he just keeps getting better and better. It's about 90cms square and has pride of place on our living room wall.
Must go now, cup of tea and some cake waiting - if I'm quick. Bye for now until next time.

7 comments:

  1. Well then, Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Else, happy birthday to you, hip hip hooray hip hip horray hip hip hooray. Wow I love all animals and elephants are so big and beautiful. Why anyone could hunt them just for their tusks makes me cry. That is beautiful. I love the way the little baby is leaning between its mums legs for the feeling of love and protection. He is one clever, clever man and thank you for sharing such an amazing painting with us. Looks lovely on the cream wall x

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  2. Happy Birthday! Love that elephant painting. I hope your cake was nice and sweet for a sweet year ahead.

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  3. Donz, Thank you for your good wishes - the poaching of elephants makes me want to cry too. I think they'd make a lovely pet but imagine the feed bills, rather makes your dog feed bills look small eh?

    Kate, Thank you too. Fraid I've eaten rather more of that cake than I should have. Piggy. Have to do a lot of walking now to compensate. lol.

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday to you. It sounds like you had a great day and were spoilt... just as you should be!

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  5. Thanks Nikki. Yes it was a lovely day.

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  6. Well arnt I a terrible friend?!!! Belated Happy Birthday Elsie and Many Happy Returns. I am glad you were spoilt. I can imagine how nice it was to hear from all of your kids. I look forward to seeing what you whip up after being inspired by your new glossy magazine. See you at the club.

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  7. Thanks Melanie. I'm looking forward to using the mag. Though I don't know so much about whipping anything up. You know how slow I am.

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