Thursday, December 17, 2009

a cranberry thursday


oi doyle it's cranberry...
what's cranberry
this weeks colour...
so what am i meant to do about it
find some...
but they're not really a nz thing..
.

how about our pohutakawa tree... it's flowers are cranberry coloured...


perfect doyle, the new zealand christmas tree or metrosideros excelsa, who every xmas obligingly clothes itself with masses of cranberry coloured flowers


hey, down here, i said down here... did i hear flowers?


where?


here?


where... there?...
oh mollie... our pohutakawa is too young for cranberry christmas flowers... maybe next year when you won't eat them!


and while we are on the subject of xmas, auckland was asked whether their santa was an 'iconic auckland institution' or a 'sad old dodgy man'?
well santa lost his battle, the 'people' labeled him a dodgy old man and forced him into cosmetic surgery... why oh why... he was part of my history!!


seems people thought him too sleezey with his squiffy eye and 'come hither' finger...


hey guys... that's what made him an iconic piece of our history dam it!... (nice link if you click on the word history)


now we have this dude, he may have the usual cranberry coloured getup but he aint got half the character of the old fella... the proverb 'you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink' tends to spring to mind... it is unfortunate but some people will only do what they have a mind to do... shame creepy santa, you will be missed!


oh i need a drink... a nice central otago pinot with cranberry notes whilst watching a spot of wrestling will do nicely thank you...


oh mollie, leave him alone...


next thursday will be boxing day... woah!!! and blue has set the challenge as christmas...

it will be our pleasure blue... we are going to take it as our xmas post so it's all things go!

in the meantime everyone, have a safe and indulgent xmas... we are off to prepare for the onslaught of goodies...

fa la la la la, fa la la la ...
'tis the season to be jolly...
fa la la la la, fa la la la...
woof hoo to all of you!





11 comments:

Mango said...

I liked the old Santa too. Why do the people get so sensitive? Sheesh!

Slobbers,
Mango

Sistertex said...

You slay me.... ;)

Great post, I always get such a kick out of reading them, never want to miss anything.

Happy Holidays to you and yours. I will be watching to see all the goodies.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom started drooling when she read the word PINOT...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mollie woo keep getting khuter!

Asta said...

Doyle and mollie
I agwee the old Santa should have stayed..what pawty poopews to make him go.
I'm glad youw mommi was able to wefwesh hewself wif that cwanbewwy colowed dwinkie while watching you two cuties westling!
We hope youw holidays awe glowious!!!
see you on boxing day
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Life With Dogs said...

Indulgent? I like the sound of that! :)

Joe Stains said...

Looks like in those last few pics the boxing already started!! Mollie sure is a cutie tho, so I guess you can forgive her. If you have enough Pinot!! LOl

Carolyn Ford said...

Interesting story and I love your "cranberry!" The glass placed right on the edge of the table is interesting composition...Merry Christmas!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

The pohutakawa with it's cranberry flowers is completely new to me - love the idea of it being the NZ Christmas tree.

Shame on them re the old Santa!
Why does everything have to be bright & shiny & new?

Great to see you two pups playing together - wish I was there to share the Pinot.

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom says your pohutakawa flower is just gorgeous!
You are so adorable Mollie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Fred said...

Cranberry is a pretty color, and it sounds yummy!

Duffy said...

The new Santa looks like he still has the "come hither finger" so that's something. Hehehe.
Luv,
Duffy