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Wednesday, 30 December 2015


Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.

George Eliot, Middlemarch

Mum, Peter and I went to Canberra for the weekend to see my stepbrother R and my sister-in-law M and their children and grandchildren.

I don't usually put pictures of children in my blog but here is a picture of Mum and some of her older great-grandchildren.

And below are the 4 youngest ones eating ice-cream.


 It was lovely to catch up with everyone.


I made a couple more dioramas for my two daughters but made them less Christmassy so they can keep them out longer if they want to.


After that things just got so busy there was no time to finish this post so suffice to say I had a lovely but very busy Christmas.


Today is New Year's Eve so I want to polish this post off and start afresh for 2016. 


Wishing you all the very best for 2016. I have the feeling it is going to be a good year.



Interesting sites 


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Garden Igloo offers the perfect solution for people who love the outdoors but sometimes need a little respite from the elements! This 2.2 meter high geodesic dome is made from rust and rot-free recyclable materials and can be used in a myriad of ways-as a greenhouse, playground or even a Jacuzzi cover. Click here to see more.

 Investigating popcorn
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To most people, it may be just a fun food to munch while watching a movie.But to a couple of French investigators, popcorn is a biomechanical enigma waiting to be explained.
Click here to read more.

Leaf Art 
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Have a look at the beautiful personal project of artist   Tang Chiew Ling from Kuala Lumpur.   Click here to read more


  1. Your family look lovely. I am sure your dioramas were very much appreciated. Looking forward to starting up our crafting afternoons in a few weeks when things settle down.

    1. I am looking forward to that too. Things are a bit hectic at the moment. All the best for the New Year.

  2. Happy new Year Lindy from Canada! xoxoxoxo

    1. Happy New Year to all my Canada friends.xoxox