Look at the Birds


This is my drawing of a Paw-Paw tree.  They produce a beautiful fruit that you can just cut open and eat or use in a fruit salad.

Or using them green they can be sliced up and put in your own special Stir fry.

The seeds you can eat, they taste hot and spicy, so best eaten with a piece of the flesh.


So we can pretend that will be for the recipe today, if you have not eaten or cooked with Paw-Paw maybe you can try it sometime.  I really like it best when it is really ripe and the outside has turned a lovely orange colour and the flesh is just right to eat.

 It’s nice to cut a large slice and eat with a fork and spoon for Breakfast or maybe a starter before dinner.  Otherwide can be cut into pieces and eaten with icecream for sweets.


Today I sat outside after lunch on the patio and watched the birds in the trees outside.

Surprise, surprise there were several White Cockatoo’s sitting in the top of a large Tree playing their usual games of pecking off leaves and twigs just to make a mess for us to sweep up. Then some Crows joined them without all fighting which was quite unusual.

It is like sitting in an aviary sometimes watching the birds.  After they all flew away five beautiful Doves came to sit on the high branches.

It is good to watch God’s Creatures sometimes, to sit quietly, just for a short time in this busy life is very good threpy.

Eagle Flying

2 John:  Chapter 1 verse 6

And this is love; that we walk in obedience to His commands.  As you have heard from the beginning His command is that you walk in love.


Have a Lovely Day.

Maybe walk in the love of God with the Birds and creatures that He has given us to love and care for.




Christmas Blessings



A Variety of Flowers make up a different kind of basket.

 Even putting in a couple of odd Vinca’s in makes it look nice. 

If you are not keen on the perfume from the Vinca Flowers – spray over the whole arrangement with one of your favouite perfumes.

These are set in wet Oasis, so will only last for the day like this.  It is best after using them for your display area that the flowers be tranfered to a vase when you arrive home.  They should then keep nice for a week in the house. 


This Poem reminds us of our loved ones that cannot visit us for Christmas.  It really is a Poem for someone that we know we shall not be able to see anymore for one reason or another.


There is an awakening in my heart to-day,

I feel that you are not far away

but I cannot see you anymore.

Although your memory lingers on

and in my heart you are here to stay.


The above is part of a  Poem  ‘Where is that Special Place’  from the Book: ‘Godly Verses’ by: J.M.R.Larman.


Recipe:    How about some Nibbles for Christmas:

Stuffed Dates

Pitted Dates + Marzipan

Cut a small slice of Marzipan and put into the opening in the Date where the stone has been taken out.

Arrange on a Platter, Cover and keep cold in Fridge until needed.

How simple is that then?  and they are very YUMMY!


2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6
And this is love; that we walk in obedience to His commands.  As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.


* God Bless Us for Christmas & New Year as we try to walk in love with our family & friends & people we meet along life’s way*

God Bless You.