When we were in Melbourne at the beginning of this month the Birkenstock shop was around the corner from where we were staying and each day when I went past I would look admiringly at this pair of shoes---well not this exact pair but you know what I mean.
I have always wanted a pair of Birkenstocks but they were always a bit expensive(I thought)
Finally I said to Stephen "I know what I want for Christmas"and I took him around to see them.
"Are you sure you want that pair?" he asked -"What about the ones next to them"
"Nope" said I "I want those ones".
My family think I am trying to be a Hippie but I don't care because I love them and they are so dammed comfortable-and to hell with the fashion police.
Anyway I was meant to have them because there were only 3 pair left in stock and one of them was my size--yippee.
We had a great Christmas the food was excellent (was there ever going to be any doubt?) the company was great and it rained--not bucketting down rain-no- just gentle rain--for three days
it has rained-the grass has started to green up and today the sun is out.
The tree against the garage was covered all over with beautiful orange flowers on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day half of them were on the ground like an orange carpet-but they still looked beautiful.
I can't remember when we had one day of continuous rain let alone three days of it.
Ahhh who wanted to go outside anyway--Ebony and her Dad got themselves a Wii for Christmas and our daughter and her husband got themselves one also and Stephen and I just swanned around enjoying each others company.