Thursday, December 16, 2010

a cherry thursday and 'tis the season to be jolly!

moll it's cherry - look for red...
got it doyle...
our baby pohutakawa tree that neil and niki bought c last year is having its first flower... it's kinda cherry coloured... no?
moll did'ya know the pohutakawa is known as new zealand's christmas tree...
and central otago cherries are a nz xmas treat... but they gotta be from central otago
hey moll check out our xmas tree
b & c have started to decorate it
but they had to put it on the table cos of you and it's a false one which is never the same...
all cos of me? is that cos i'm super special...
nope it's cos you manage to get into everything and they don't trust ya
they even have to have a special ornament tree to put the breakables on...
some are heirlooms...
like the birds and the chain... neil and niki have given b special decorations for years now
doyle is that pressies i see up on the table under the tree?
i'll pretend im not too interested in those pressies all the way from america...
oh maybe a quick peek, woof hoo to the paper 
b & c's wee niece taylor obviously thought this pressie was too good to send to b cos she's labelled it to herself arf arf

and there's more pressies from niki and neil... quite the stash there guys... some were not wrapped... c thought this rather funny cos b is a bit of a pressie peeker!!
 we were able to hang the unwrapped ones like this special decoration from nashville that c knew all about, he's been there in his muso days!
neil & niki always manage to find the best cards and wrapping paper...
and there were special foodibles with a wee cherry on the top, not for dogs b says... what you mean not for dogs b?
they look rather yummy... do you think niki and neil made them? 
and a knitted gully duff also with cherrys on top, b wonders whether niki made this herself... gully duffs are special in b's family

b's grandmama's dad (niki's grandpapa) ran a gold claim on the coast and every xmas dick bell would make christmas puds for the miners in the gully, that's why they are called gully duffs and it's tradition that only the man in the family make them... c has yet to rise to the challenge arf arf!
well this post has certainly made me quite cheery... loves and licks to you all!
oh and our friends phantom, thunder and ciara sent us this furry cool card, woof hooooos, we thinks they look pretty dam jolly!

next week blue's coloured thursday is gonna be any colour you want... oooer how nice to be flexible during the festive rush!


scotsmad said...

Great 'cherry' pictures! Looks like you're all set for Christmas. We have a small, fake tree on the coffee table. We didn't have one last year because Bella would have eaten it!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, such beautiful ornaments - so very lovely. We have some special ones too but Mom won't put them out until the little bipeds get a little bigger:) Guess our holiday card had a bit of cheery cherry there for you:) Great post as always.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a neat story about the gully duff. It sure is cute!
Mom says your pohutakawa tree is just beautiful!
What a great post today, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wyatt said...

What a colorful post today! I sure like you plants and your pressies!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Belle said...

Love your cherry reds! The ornaments are wonderful.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yes Mollie!

Doyle was spot on about woo being sooooooo special!

PeeEssWoo: Great stuffs! Thanks fur sharing! The banjo ornament was WAY khool!

George the Lad said...

Wow, I loves your tree decks and the story of gully duff thanks for sharing
See Yea George xxx