Friday, November 26, 2010


Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia I do think it is a wonderful opportunity to count our blessings and meditate upon the good things in our lives.  So much of life consists of bad news and challenges.

 In this wonderful age of the world wide web we are able to share and keep in touch with like minded people throughout the world.  Through the internet I have made some wonderful friends.
For that I am thankful.

We live in a country that is relatively peaceful, prosperous and beautiful.
For that I am thankful.
 I have great friends, neighbours,  daughters, grandchildren and of course my husband.
For that I am thankful.

There is so much to be thankful for and while we are on holiday I am taking time to think on these things.

I have added some pics I have taken during the past couple of  days.  The plants here are big and bright and beautiful.

This morning I swam in the surf at Greenmount beach. It is so beautiful to feel the power of the sea and to taste the salt.  I could have stayed there all day: there is something about the sea that always makes me feel joyful.

Tomorrow we set off for Noosaville: bringing father-in-law with us.  We will stop on the way to see some friends for morning tea and to catch up with chatter and take a look at their beautiful garden.  It is a about 3 hours driving altogether and we have a lovely new ford hire car to travel in.

I had better stop writing and organize myself for the trip.


Juliettecherry said...

Dianne, pleased to hear about your holiday. Enjoy! Here, winter has arrived, only 1 degree with a frost overnight. Forecast for -1 tomorrow with possible snow here. In Scotland they very definitely have snow, also in the north of the country. So it's nice to hear about your lovely warm temperatures, especially while you are away.

Linda said...

And a sincere Amen from me as I too have reason to be thankful. Your photos are so lovely, so clear and bright Dian.

I hope your trip, morning tea, chatter and subsequent Noosaville stay will be happy and fulfilling. Try to look up Oh Sew Noosa, Shop 1, The Oasis Centre [I presume it's still operating - Cassandra I think is [well, was] the proprietor]. I used to buy the most gorgeous fabrics from them.

Julie said...

"Through the internet I have made some wonderful friends.
For that I am thankful."

So very true my friend.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful trip. love the comments on thanksgiving so true. families are are real treasure. do you gave any extended family of your own in australia or just your hubbys?