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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas...

Let's face it I've been a pretty rubbish blogger this year. I feel I've been going through one of those massively transformational years where the groundwork for the future is being laid out in strange and mysterious ways. I imagine it will be the kind of year I'll look back on and see definite endings and beginnings but at the moment it's still a bit blurry so I've decided to enjoy the present and leave the past and the future to their own devices.

The terrible events in Connecticut this week make me want to hug my children tighter and escape into a better child-like world where fairy bread is still requested for celebrations and Santa is still a very real presence in your life. This will be our last Christmas in this house and surely for one little girl the last Christmas before someone tells her 'there's no such thing as Father Christmas' so I mean to enjoy it with all my heart, second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour.

To those of you who have continued to check in on the off-chance I might have something to say, I thank you and to those of you who have just stumbled on this site I promise to do better next year!

To each and everyone of you I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.


  1. Hi there Caz,

    Welcome back...I've missed you. I agree with your ethos...You know what they say..."the past is history and the future a is the only real thing so enjoy it...(wow...sounds a bit Epicurean) but it's mine too at the have to seize the day. The awful shooting just makes me feel that even more.

    I'm with you on the fairy bread too and the fairy-tail world that goes along with it...Hannah treated us to see the Hobbit at the weekend and while there was some fighting in it, good always overcame bad and there were cosy little houses in the shire a little rickety wooden houses in the forest and a hedgehog having the life breathed back into it.
    Perfect...Ahmad even wants to take me to see the 3-D version tonight!

    Have a very, very happy Christmas holidays and wonderful new year I all sounds so exciting and I'm sure once you are settled into your new home life will be much simpler for you.

    I hope that 2013 brings you all that you and your family wish for, and a little bit more.

    Merry, merry,

    ps thanks again for the amazing cookie cutters...I plan to use them to make ginger cookies to hang on the tree...all being well....:o)

  2. Thanks Deb. Glad you enjoyed The Hobbit in all it's 'Shire-y' glory. Can't wait to see it. I can't help but think that a bit of escapism and lack of cynicism is a good thing at this time of year. I'll be thinking of you as I make your treacle gingerbread in the coming days and I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together full of fun, food and Christmas frivolity. See you in the New Year!

  3. Hallo Caz!

    I've really enjoyed looking through your blog, especially the photos and pictures :)
    I'm also just following up on reviewers who participated in this year's Australian Women Writers Challenge, and wanted to say thanks for participating (we really appreciate it), and was wondering if you've seen our feedback survey?

    It's very quick (10 questions, mostly check boxes, takes 2 minutes). It'll provide feedback to Bookseller & Publisher.

    Even if you didn't reach your goal this year, your feedback is valued, and we hope you'll join us again for AWW Challenge 2013.

    Many thanks,

    1. I'd love to Jessica - I'll do it now. Didn't reach my target this year but will definitely sign up again next year.