The Rose

February 14, 2015

Sole Mio for Valentine’s Day:

 


Never lamb alone

January 15, 2015

We Love Our Lamb’s contribution to Australia Day:


A good New Year

January 1, 2015

Plans for a quiet New Year’s Eve were derailed by an invitation to dinner with friends.

It turned into a very enjoyable evening with delicious food, stimulating conversation, lots of laughter, a little singing (Auld Lang Syne at midnight) but not quite enough sleep.

I’m resolving to have more of the first four and less of the fifth in the year ahead.

Whatever your resolutions I wish you well with them and a very happy 2015.


Purple Madona

December 26, 2014

A Boxing day thought:

Purple Madonna One time on Hollywood Boulevard I saw a young girl with a baby. It was a crisp winter morning & her hair shone dark purple in the sun. She was panhandling outside the Holiday Inn & the door clerk came out & told her to be on her way & I wondered if anyone would recognize the Christ child if they happened to meet. I remember thinking it’s not like there are any published pictures & purple seemed like a good color for a Madonna so I gave her a dollar just in case. More of this story here: http://tinyurl.com/pmx6v7b

One time on Hollywood Boulevard I saw a young girl with a baby. It was a crisp winter morning & her hair shone dark purple in the sun. She was panhandling outside the Holiday Inn & the door clerk came out & told her to be on her way & I wondered if anyone would recognize the Christ child if they happened to meet. I remember thinking it’s not like there are any published pictures & purple seemed like a good colour for a Madonna so I gave her a dollar just in case.

Purple Madonna©2014 Brian Andreas Posted with permission.

The Story People people will send you an email with a  daily dose of whimsy like this if you sign up at the link above.

 


Te Harinui

December 25, 2014


Counting down to Christmas

December 6, 2014

It used to take years to get from one Christmas to another.

I don’t think it’s even been weeks since the last one.

But here we are counting down to this one with the first candle of advent having been lit.

 

advent

The credit for the wreath goes to Jonell’s Florist in Oamaru who make me one each year.

Everyone has been different, all have been beautiful.


Donald where’s your troosers?

November 30, 2014

Happy St Andrew’s Day to all Scots and those like me with tartan blood.

One of our uncles gave us a record player when my brothers and I were kids and a whole lot of 78s among which was one with Andy Stewart singing Donald Where’s Your Troosers?

P.S.

Happy name day to Andrei too.

 


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