Sunday, January 9, 2011

{dear holidays}

Oh Christmas Tree

Thank you for taking such good care of me over the past few weeks, for providing lots of amazingly delicious food, late night trips to the ice-creamery, early morning adventures and plenty of sleeping in.

Ms L's Christmas Ham

Aunt Joan's Christmas Salad

Thanks for the trips to the beach, the time spent with family, the long hours relaxing on the couch.  Thanks too for the bike rides and walks, and that monstrous hill that we discovered one particular day.  There's nothing like reaching the summit of an urban mountain to make you feel like you've conquered the world.

Sand Sculpting at Frankston


Thank you for the gift of time.  I loved waking up regularly with no idea what day it was, no plans and without a care in the world.  Those are the best kinds of holidays.

Holiday Breakfast

Thanks for the time spent with friends.  That amazing dinner with HB, and lovely afternoon spent with CP.  Of course it goes without saying that it was sooooo great to spend heaps of quality time with Ms L.

Ms L and I on a bike ride

City Glimpses on NYE 10/11

I'm probably not going to see you for a while now holidays.  I start a new job tomorrow and I'll be pretty busy over the next few months getting settled in to that.  We're also hoping to move house soon and I've got a lot of other things planned for the early parts of the year.


So thanks again for nourishing my soul, restoring balance and energising me for the year ahead.  I look forward to seeing you again sometime later in the year.

Much love

Favourite Sand Sculpture


  1. Some gorgeous pictures and memories in there, the last pic looks very much like "cat bus" ..

  2. Glad you are having fun Ms Tinnie Happy New Year to you and yours hope it is a fabulous one for you:)

  3. good luck with the new job, thanks for sharing your holiday 'snaps'.

  4. Cathy! Thank you so much for your lettering advice. I am going to pop into the art shop tomorrow for some fluid acrylic and a weeny brush. :) I am amazed to look through your Flickr and see such progression with your pictures. I truly hope I can follow in your steps!!

    I am so envious of your lovely holidays! It looks so relaxing and peaceful (except the mountain....) The best of luck with your job and house!!!

  5. I'm glad you had such a good holiday too. I ddon't think we should ever dismiss how restorative lazy summer holidays are.

    I don't go back til Thursday! Which seems extravagant! But I hope you enjoy your first day in your new job!

  6. good luck tomorrow! i hope it's amazing!

  7. All the best for tomorrow Ms. Tinniegirl. And thanks for spending some of your holidays with us here in the blogiverse

  8. Sounds like the perfect time and I love the photos and the way you 'give thanks'. Wishing you a great 2011.

  9. I LOVE this post ! You just cheered me up ! Good luck with the new job, Dee x

  10. What great holidays you've had! I'm now perusing the Mamasita menu with a watering mouth!
    Enjoy your first day tomorrow.

  11. wishing you a a great day tomorrow Cathy can't wait to hear about it xx

  12. Lazy holidays are so restorative whether they're winter or summer. I was feeling envious of your obviously warm weather (I'm sitting here wrapped in a woolen shawl and heavy clothes) but I remind myself that it will be warm here again.

    I had lovely long winter days watching it snow and sitting and knitting/spinning. I felt much more ready to face the new year.

    Good luck with the new job. That's exciting