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Merry Christmas Mysteries at my door…

Gifts at my door step and don’t know where they came from.

I love Christmas  and I love to give presents at Christmas. I never expect anything back and when I receive a gift I feel overwhelmed and embarrassed .

Someone has been dropping gifts at my door step and I don’t know who they are.

Thank you!

I received a lovely bottle of champagne and chocolate . No card. Who are you?

Thank you!

I also received a lovely basket of Christmas goodies. Was it you?

And a bag of baby items from Hunter & Jade, this one is a real doozie.


One Mystery gift solved: I found one of the culprits

Thank you Stella! Mystery solved.

We found the basket of goodies without a name at all. I asked some of the neighbours and could not find out who left the gift! This morning we found a card with a bit on scotch tape on it. Eureka! The wind had made the card fly away from the gift. Interesting story, eh?

***UPDATE 2***

My daughter was able to solve another of the mysteries. She entered a competition online for some baby products, and won a Hunter & Jade pack, which she has now passed on to a friend who is expecting. A baby teething ring with matching bib, and some natural nappy balm and vapour rub. How sweet.

Now we have to find out who left the other one.

Did you?


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Our S.I.N.ers party was fabulous!

We, the S.I.N.ers ( Sunset International Neighbours) are a group of friends founded in 1990 when I first arrived in Australia and meet every Month on a Monday  in each other’S home for lunch each one bringing a plate of food to share.

I always bring a cake that I pick up somewhere as I don’t cook, except a turkey for Christmas. I am a master chef when comes to cook a turkey if I say so myself.

On this last Monday we had our S.I.N.ers Christmas Party at Jean’s as we do every year at her house.

Jean is  a marvellous hostess. Her house totally decorated for Xmas, the table set up for Xmas, the air, the whole atmosphere Christmassy .

What a party! We were 24 people plus my grandson and a couple of grandkids too.

I taken pictures but forgot to do a selfie so I was there behind the camera sort of speak .

We also exchange gifts and had a game of the white elephant, where you either open a present or pick someone’s else present if you prefer. We all had a ball!

Merry Christmas to you all!

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Christmas is here for me already

Changing the old for the new. And selling the old one. Any takers?