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Christmas 2012 is over, the New Year has been welcomed in and we are now very close to setting off on our 2013 holiday. While the Christmas lists have been crossed out and binned, I have started a couple of new lists. What should I pack, what can’t I forget. What do I need to tell the house sitter who is coming to look after our house and water the garden.

I am starting to get very excited, as we are both looking forward to the drive across Australia’s Nullarbor Plane, in order to reach Melbourne (3,340 kilometres from Perth) then board a cruise ship that will take us around New Zealand. It’s a destination that has always been on our ‘Bucket List’ and I’m sure it is going to whet our appetite for a return visit at some point. Thirteen days of pure indulgence, rooms cleaned, beds made and food to die for, sound like a life of luxury for me. Mmmmmmm.

Our impending trip has also caused me a Blogging dilemma, as I wondered wether I should be scheduling posts during my absence. I thought long and hard about it, and then decided you’d all understand the need for holidays and would want to wish me a fabulous, stress free time. We of course have to do the return drive and plan to check out Australia’s Great Ocean Road and a few more scenic spots that we’ve not seen before. I’ll try not to rub it in and bore you with too many photos on my return.

So to my ‘Wonderfully Creative Blogging Family’, I will be away for a few weeks and look forward to connecting up with you all again, towards the end of February.

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This novel gardening piece recently came into my inbox and I thought it was worth sharing with you all.

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How To Plant a Great Garden In 2013

PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1, Peace of mind. 2, Peace of heart. 3, Peace of soul.

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1, Squash gossip. 2, Squash indifference. 3, Squash grumbling.
4, Squash selfishness.

PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1, Lettuce be faithful. 2, Lettuce be kind. 3, Lettuce be patient
4, Lettuce really love one another

NO GARDEN IS WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1, Turnip for meetings. 2, Turnip for service. 3, Turnip to help one another

TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1, Thyme for each other. 2, Thyme for family. 3, Thyme for friends.

WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT WE’LL REAP WHAT WE SOW.

*I think I need to print this off and put it in a prominant position.

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With the decision to start blogging in June this year, I feel as though I have been embraced by an extended family of writerly friends. It has been a Roller Coaster journey into the unknown, one where I have come across some amazing people, corresponded with folk from all around the world and more than once felt totally out of my depth.

I would like to thank those of you who chose to follow my blog, numbers were important in those early days and it spurred me on to watch them grow. The encouraging messages that were left have also been a great blessing to me, some weeks, when I wondered what on earth I was trying to achieve, someone always had the right word to say.

As we come towards the close of 2012, I’d like to wish you love, joy, peace and happiness for the Christmas season and pray that 2013 is filled with more of the same.

christmas in australiaI’ll catch up with you all again in the new year.

God bless

Sandie

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