Today is the hottest day we’ve had here in Perth since January and the mercury will apparently climb to 39 degrees (no sign of the cooling sea breeze yet)! I have just returned from a sortie into our local shopping centre and still have an extensive to do list though fortunately my present shopping is mainly done. Hence a much shorter post than usual today!
My blog is primarily about travel and is an uplifting and positive space . I just want to pause briefly to send sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the innocent people affected by the horrendous events in Sydney this week. There are simply no words… however the magnificent floral tribute that keeps on growing in Martin Place is a beautiful gesture that has united everyone here in Australia and round the world and hopefully will bring some small comfort to those directly affected by this awful tragedy.
This is the first Christmas that our younger daughter, Mlle Chic Fille, won’t be joining us as she’s flown the nest for new adventures in London. So there is touch of wistfulness but we do have our other daughter, La Chic Maman and family with us and many dear friends to see. My family in the Uk will get to see Mlle at Christmas too and we will be able to chat “face to face” with the wonders of technology and Skype! Amongst my collection of Christmas ornaments, snow globes (I hadn’t realised I had so many!) and decorations is a beautiful bauble depicting a typical European winter scene that Mlle brought back for me from her travels last year. She bought it at the Berlin Christmas Markets, a beautiful gift that I will always treasure! It is delicately placed on my kitchen dresser adjacent to the tree so that neither the mischievous cat nor our little granddaughter, La Petite, can get to it! I did hang it on the tree for a couple of photos though!
In the few months since I started this blog I have “met” some wonderful people and probably the aspect of blogging I enjoy the most is the community spirit between all the bloggers! I’d like to thank everyone, family, friends, followers, readers and fellow bloggers for all their fantastic support for “Le Chic En Rose” and wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” and compliments of the season!
Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Frohe Weihnachten!
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