Sunday, 15 December 2013


My Lemax Village expanded again this year with the Kringle's Bakery.

 My beautiful Christmas tree sporting its 5 sets of lights.  I haven't fitted all my ornaments on this year.  It's getting a little too crowded.
 The aqua mercury glass candleholders are new this year.  They are going on my Christmas dining table with a matching sparkly aqua tablecloth and serviettes.  I have silver strings of beads to put down the table as well.  My snow jar is new.  I have sat a little wooden sled and a bird and pinecone into some magic fake snow.  It belongs to Charlotte.  It's a white powder and you add water and it blows up to about 10 times the size.  It gradually dries out and returns to powder and can be reused.
 Our fire place had another alteration this year.  We cut a fire box in the bottom and I have filled it with garland and lights.
 My beautiful garlands.  My fabric holly garland I made.  Wheat straw 'popcorn' I bought secondhand, and wooden 'cranberries'.
My front door and potted holly tree.

On 30th November my niece Minnie, 3rd from the left, had a concert at a venue at King's Cross to promote her CD she's producing next year.  She invited the whole family.  The Chipperfields all went.  Our own grandchildren were a little to young to make an evening trip into the city.   L to R Jami, Julie, Minnie, Kerrie, Kirrilly, Jeff and Shelley

Daryl, Amy and Trav getting refreshments at the Bar

The lounge area of the bar where the children were given paper and pencils to entertain themselves.  The bowl of plastic fruit were just part of the eclectic decorations.  The walls of the bar were filled with book shelves holding all manor of books.

After the concert we bought pide and pizza and ate them in Hyde Park.

The beautiful Sheraton of the Park Hotel bedecked in its Christmas lights.

A small Christmas tree in Hyde Park.

St. Mary's Cathedral at sunset.

Jeff looking at part of the David Jones Christmas windows depeicting 175 years of trading.  This window shoes the Toy Department of the Store.

This window depicts the Staff Choir singing from the staircase.  Mum took us into the city a few times to hear the David Jones Choir sing Christmas Carols.  It was very nostalgic for me to see this display.