~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi dear friends

I would like to thank all my readers, followers, family and friends for supporting my blogs and for  all the comments and wonderful chatty emails I have received.

When I started blogging a few months ago, I could never ever have imagined the wonderful world that would open up to me and that it would mean so much to me.

I have met some amazingly talented and generous people who have contributed to my life much more than they could ever imagine, and for that I am truly grateful!

I treasure all the new friendships that I have made and thank you all for your encouragement and camaraderie.  Most of all,  I have expanded my horizons beyond my wildest expectations,  thanks  to each and every one of you.

I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love, peace and joy.

Faith makes all things possible,
Hope makes all things work,
Love makes all things beautiful.

May you have all of these for Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

All the above images are from Veranda Magazine .

Now , for a surprise.....

I have been invited by the lovely Marsha from the very stylish blog Splenderosa to join in "By Invitation Only"

On New Year's day I will be meeting the girls for lunch in ....

I am so excited to join them!

It promises to be a glamorous event


We will all be sharing our thoughts on "Going Forward"

So, please join us on....

Thank you for your company



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Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Splash of Red!

Hi everyone.

Since this is the week before Christmas, I thought that we might indulge ourselves with a festive splash of red!

Who likes red?
Doesn't everyone like it?

I adore a splash of red in my home, garden and closet!

It is a happy festive colour that always adds cheer .

But as usual, before we decorate lets get some glam on...

Pour yourself a strawberry fizz and lets get to it....

My favourite summer drink....

some strawberry puree, topped with bubbly.

Now slip on your favourite pair of red heels...

It's difficult to choose when you love 'em all!

I'm wearing these...

And this...

...and red lips!

...these on my lobes...

...and I 'm out the door...

into nature's splendour....

I'll be right over to fetch you...


I'm here at your door...

Wear your red coat...

and some fun heels...

Okay, we will have coffee and eat cake..

And then, we'll shop...

Something for the kitchen...

Some wallpaper for the library...

Luggage for our trip to Paris...

Some cushions for the living room...

A red lamp for the study...

A girl always needs a red bag!

Something for the babe...

A red scarf is always handy...

.....and I absolutely  could not pass these by...

We better call home to let them know we are having fun...

Look what I found!

What can I say... I love red!
So, I stocked up on some paint...
Come save me from my corner, please.... I got carried away!!

What a happy time we had!!
Thank you for your company.





Debbiedoo's Newby Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing here
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle here
Bedazzle Me Monday at Everything Under the Moon here


Do you like red and do you wear red heels?
I am all ears...

Monday, 12 December 2011

Chrismas Tree Treasures...

Hello everyone.

I can almost not believe that a week has gone by and I have not published a post! Goodness me, what happened to the time?  I am very pleased to be able to come and take refuge in blogland for a bit to recover from the Silly Season's demands and to share in the inspiration and beauty. This to me, is almost akin to a spa day!

My empty nest is filled and I am very happy indeed to have my kids here. We decorated the Christmas trees and had a load of fun...

In my lounge I have a small tree that stands atop a antique table inlaid with ivory. There isn't a lot of space here, so this small tree fits just perfectly.

Much to my daughter's delight, I have kept this tree in monotone colours...

I found all these wooden cut out decorations, at the Christmas market in Stellenberg,  with the most intricate details...bell shaped and  Christmas tree - shaped frames with a little festive scene inside..delicate and beautiful.

My son, on the other hand wanted to paint them in bright colours! Maybe next year....


Wooden angels...

The "Help" was close at hand to supervise the light being detangled...holding down the one end of the string, you understand?

The tree in the family room is a fresh pine tree branch and each year it has some or other "feature". This year the top branch is a droopy affair and the star is hanging to one side, but it all adds to the ambiance! It is decorated predominantly in red.

The kids end the decoration by literally throwing loads of tinsel, as you can see from the angel below, onto the tree and "The Help".

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.
By Joanna Fuchs

I hope you are all enjoying the festive season, that you will be safe, and treasure the time you have to spend with your loved ones doing the things that makes your Festive season memorable.

Happy December

Live Well



I will be joining the following parties:

Christmas Tree  Party at 2805 here
I'll be Home for Christmas at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365 Days here
The Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing here
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia here
Open House Thursday at No Minimilist Here here
Hooking up with House of Hepworths here
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch here 

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