It is hard to believe it is a week since we celebrated Christmas and today we celebrate a New Year and New Decade. In most instances time flies so fast, while other times it drags. Not too much of the dragging of late. Life has been so very busy, with fun and pleasurable experiences. We were invited to share the festivities with family and friends, however we declined this time because of the travelling, opting to be at home.
The celebratory season in the southern hemisphere, is summer time. Warm days and of course the end of the school year, so many folk enjoy a long holiday break.
I love Christmas and this time of the year. One can usually feel the excitement in the air and for many, it is normally contagious. This year has had a very different atmosphere. Sadly our country continues to suffer further widespread, raging bush fires, loss of property, also loss of lives. Both gallant fire fighters and some who have lost their lives, after choosing to stay, to try and protect their property. No Joy for these folk, their loved ones, their towns and communities. We were blessed with gentle rain on our way home on Christmas Eve, What a delight to see it caressing parched ground, gardens and lawns. It fell softly through the night with a very heavy downpour at 6am Christmas Day. Not a drop of rain since, with none forecast anytime soon. The drought continues.
We had a delicious Christmas Dinner of ham, roasted stuffed turkey breast,
roast pumpkin, potato, local fresh king prawn and mango salads and dressings.
Only 357 days till we celebrate this event once again. Let's hope our scorched and blackened land, will soon be rejuvenated with cool and refreshing rain, to enhance regrowth and greenery. I wish for you all a Happy New Year with many joyful blessings.