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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Culburra Beach , NSW, Australia

I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

December 19, 2005

'tis the silly season

yes * we all know that it is nearly Christmas * so let's be silly !!

this is a photo taken at Christmas * we had just given my mum a t-shirt with this printed on the front:

'I helped fight the Warrimoo fires'

you see, the year before was an horrific bush fire season * the whole of the Blue Mountains was affected * at one stage the fire was in our town although on the other side of the highway and in about 3 gullies away.

we were in China at the time and my mum & dad were minding our house and they panicked. They packed everything ! and I mean everything - well almost - they packed wire coathangers but not treasured toys * they packed plates but not whole sets * boxes and boxes of stuff. The fire burnt out and we came home.

To all our belongins packed into removalist boxes. Yes, I was angry.

the next year the bushfire brigade has these t*shirts made and we just had to give mum one!! that is one of the Christmas's that we laugh about now!

love my mum!!


Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Wow! I think a bush fire of that magnitude would have sent me packing to! Bless her heart...she took care of your things after a fashion..= ). Isn't it good to be able to laugh at things in looking back on them, that were upsetting at the time!

4:17 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

She so meant well! Time always goes by and puts things in perspective.

Looks like you were having lots of fun!!!


9:19 pm  
Blogger Dixie said...

Glad that someone else is being silly too. I get so excited the week before Christmas.

2:02 am  
Blogger Amy said...

That's pretty cool, I remember those bush fires being on the news over here.

4:16 am  
Blogger Dixie said...

Ms. Robyn, I got your message, but every time I tried to send you an email it slogs down my computer. Thank you for inviting me to the yahoo group , I plan on checking it out today!

7:38 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Yes,time certainly puts things in perspective and gives us the ability to laugh at things and just keep going...

12:20 pm  

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