Happy Christmas

Quote from 1836 – The Pickwick Papers

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home” Charles Dickens

Our sky has been rather overcast for the last few days but thought we would share this view framed with what the locals call poinsettia tree as they burst out in red flowers the first week of December. click to enlarge

For the arm chair travel enthusiasts click links for Sky Watch Friday and her little sister My World to see what 100s of bloggers from around the world are sharing with us this week.

Thanks for your kind comments about the photo of the sky through the red trees, it has other names including Royal Poinciana and if you are in NSW they would call it a Flame Tree as in the Cold Chisel song lyrics.

A French themed card for a travelling friend.

I do like working on cards this time of year, little canvas to send messages to special friends.