Saturday, December 28, 2013

Post Christmas Post

Hello everyone! I hope that you all had the most enjoyable Christmas, got some lovely presents and that you ate lots of yummy food with your loved ones. It really seems like it has just come and gone without warning this year. I still feel like I'm stuck in April - I can't keep up! And my goodness it was a hot day. But you can trust Australia for that.

For me, I spent Christmas with my family with all twelve of us around a big table, two dogs, two cats, two birds and one wonky tree. A nice day was had and many lovely gifts were exchanged. In the evening I then went over to the boy's house to have Christmas dinner with him, and to congratulate the family on their latest addition - a new baby girl born just Christmas Eve.

This year I received something really quite special for Christmas.

No, I am not engaged!

Many years ago when my Nonno was still alive, whilst panning in one of the creeks up north, he found a small collection of raw topaz. At the beginning of this year the stones were found in a small tobacco tin after thirty years. They were then cut and set into rings, each different with their own unique style and character, for each of my brothers and sisters and I so that we will always have a part of our grandfather to keep close with us. This will certainly be treasured always. 

How did you spend your Christmas?


  1. wow! that is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! How lovely that you'll always own a piece of topaz that he found.
    I hope it will be treasured an passed all down your own family line! xo

  2. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift! x

  3. A new baby girl born on Christmas eve! By any change did they name her Eve, Merry or Noel? That's a wonderful personalized gift you received for Christmas, dear Lucy, one that will always remind you of your grandfather.

    We hosted 25 family members at our house for Christmas. It was chaotic but a great time was had by all.

    Happy new year to you, dear friend Lucy!

  4. What a lovely, thoughtful gift! I can't quite believe that Christmas has been and gone already. This year has flown by x

  5. I'm so glad you had a lovely Christmas! And that's such a wonderful gift that you'll no doubt treasure always

  6. Beautiful ring. Topaz is my birthstone for November. Enjoy!!!

  7. wooow this is really one special and beautiful christmas gift! a real treasure!

  8. Thank you everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!

  9. Such a beautiful ring and lovely sentimental gift! Have a wonderful New Year :) x