Sunday, December 20, 2009

What's On The Menu This Christmas?

Here is a special Christmas menu. Each course comes with a wish from me to you.

Last year I was living in Flinders, Australia. However, this year I couldn't attend the Girls' Annual Christmas Lunch. My good mate Sue sent me some happy snaps from the party. I thought you might enjoy seeing what a jolly group they are.

The festivities were held out-of-outdoors on Linley's deck overlooking Westernport Bay. Note the beautiful arrangement of blue Agapanthus, which grow wild on the Mornington Peninsula.

The table-setting was graced with all of Linley's special touches.

Here are "Les Girls".

They sent me a message.

I was there in spirit!

Robert Louis Stevenson once said:

The best that we find in our travels is an honest friend
He is a fortunate voyager who finds many.

Happy Holidays to dear family and friends, far and near.


  1. You need to sing the Boar's Head Carol with that beautiful menu! Warmest Christmas wishes for you and yours!

  2. I bet you wished that you were there. It all looks so beautiful. The agapanthus are of my favourite flowers.
    ....and what a brilliant 'menu'.
    I wish you and your family and friends a Very Happy Christmas and wonderful times in the New Year, Marjorie. XXXX

  3. What a lovely thing to have, all of your fabulous friends all sending you happiness...I can't think of anything nicer, you are a luck lady Marjorie.
    What a menu...I hope we are all served with these lovely dishes.
    Mince pie hugs
    Lynn xxxx

  4. Great menu! And I hope that one day I'll be celebrating Christmas outdoors too!!

    A very Merry Christmas to you!!!

    If it's not too cold I will certainly go for beach walks..., but not as planned in faraway and warm South Beach Miami..., local wintery beaches nearby, brrrr.

  5. Somehow, Marjorie, I always feel these amazing connections to you. I've been thinking and talking a lot about Robert Louis Stevenson today with my husband, who has been reading and writing about him a great deal lately. I love this particular quote.

    Your friends look like a fabulous group of gals, and I LOVE this menu.

    Hope you're having beautiful holidays, my friend! xo Gigi

  6. Check out that view! What a gerat group of friends you have there Marjorie. Thanks so much for all your comments and support in 2009. Merry Xmas to you my lovely. Simone xx

  7. Hi Marjorie
    Well it is certainly a better view than I have from my window and these girls look like a lot of fun!!

    i hope your Christmas is wonderful and full of good friends and happy moments.. xx Julie

  8. How lovely! I love the blue agapanthus. Perfection. Merry christmas xo Denise

  9. What a beautiful setting. Les Girls look like they'd be heaps of fun!
    Have a spectacular Christmas!! xo

  10. Love the menu....

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting... and thanks for sending Buddy Christmas wishes too..So nice of you....

    Has been such a pleasure to get to know you this year, Marjorie.....looking forward to more next year...

    I am sending Christmas Love to you....

    Merry Christmas, dear friend


  11. I would like to join the club.

    Shall we do our little "project" together in the new year?

    I hope you have a joy-filled Christmas and the happiest of new years.


  12. They look like a fun group and boy wouldn't that be the place to be for Christmas! I wonder if they'd trade places???haha
    Wild agapanthus.....when can I move there? Gosh sounds like heaven!
    Merry Christmas from snowy New England!

  13. Wishing you every happiness in the New Year, Marjorie. Merry Christmas to you.


  14. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.

  15. Thank you so much for paying me a visit on my blog, it allowed me to discover you right back!

    That's a wonderful sign, and what a fun group "Les Girls" seem to be!

    Hope you've had a restful and blessed Christmas, and I look forward to getting to know you in the year ahead.

    All the best,

  16. Happy Christmas love!! Sending you warm wishes for a beautiful New Year!!

  17. Happy Holidays to you, Marjorie. You blog is always a treat to visit! This post is making me long for a sunnier climate/season. Love the blue Agapanthus! xo, GG

  18. Oh Marjorie! What friends you have! What a gift to have such friends, n'est-ce pas? That what what my little puppy post was all about, the friendship that knows no limits and crosses all distances and barriers. Have a marvelous week and NEW YEAR!!! BISOUS! Anita

  19. A little late but I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2010 - may the new year be full of laughter, good health, friendship and nice surprises!

  20. 'Les Girls' looks like a fun groupe to be a part of, how fortunate you are to have such friends. The view is stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be following along and will be back soon;
    Enjoy a fabulous New Year!