I am sure everyone's kitchens are staring to work overtime. I know ours is and we are producing some pretty good festive treats. Brogan, Auntie karen, Gran, Aaron and Olivia have just finished baking Christmas mince pies. The pastry has ground almonds in it and being the pre- Christmas taster, they are delicious melt in your mouth beauties. It is boiling hot outside, Papa is playing the piano and getting us all feeling fuzzy and warm with his incredible playing. Gran is outside sitting under our Beautiful big tree separating big earth worms from littlies and removing eggs. Noodle the poodle has just been washed and had a Summer hair cut. We are having many meals under the trees with friends and on the veranda taking in the beauty that Summer offers. Our peaches and plums are being eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What a gift. We had a special meal with our neighbor friends last night celebrating Summer Solstice. Our Christmas tree is flashing and children are eagerly awaiting their gifts. Our days are good and lazy. Lots of reading happening and just being. Mmmm just what I wished for.