This is my last week of work for the year - hurray! And I've got the sun & sand of the beach uppermost in my mind. We are still experiencing a late burst of very chilly weather & rain here in the Adelaide Hills, with 42mm. of very welcome rain since last Thursday & the garden is fresh & alive after its much-needed drink.
Our country lane Christmas party on Saturday night was fantastic - our neighbours Phil & Bridget have set the bar very high for next year. Interestingly, just as we arrived at 7p.m. the entire village experienced a power failure, so there was a big flurry of everyone dashing home for candles. We spent the whole night partying by candlelight & although it was somewhat challenging, everyone agreed it was the best party for years!
Instead of the music being provided electronically, someone sat down at Bridget's piano & managed to play Christmas carols by candelight. All the younger kids were immediately drawn to the music & the sight of their beautiful little faces lit by the soft candle glow singing Away in a Manger at top note, certainly caused a few sniffles amongst those of us looking on. When the power finally spluttered back on at 10.30p.m., there was a resounding chorus of "Oh, no!", which was pretty amazing!! A decision was made & all the lights except the Christmas Tree twinklies were turned off & we continued on with the candles - a truly wonderful night.
Here's a stunning beach house rental to drool over - Beachmour is on Dalmeny Beach near Narooma on the New South Wales south coast, 4 1/2 hours from Sydney. How does flat-screen TV's in all the bedrooms, iPod docking stations, king-size beds with Egytpian cotton linen, current selection of glossy magazines, Aveda bath products, day beds, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, yoga mats & even a dog bed sound for starters? Very Millie style I say!