Friday, 25 December 2009


This morning as is the usual for Max and I on a Christmas morning it was breakfast on the beach

One special thing was this writing on the beach
It says 'Pumpkin will you marry me'
Our son Daniel proposed to his girlfriend Candice
From behind the boatsheds this is what we saw sweet

Of course she said yes.

The four of us then had breakfast on the beach.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Tomorrow we head off (driving) to Queensland to see my 86 year old father who isn't very well.
On the way home I hope to call into Cathy Penton and Angela Osment's shop Simple Things Small Joys in Highfields

See you all again about 10th January.

My store Alison by the Bay will be closed until 10th January.

Any purchases or emails made will be dealt with on 11th January


Natasha Burns said...

Merry Christmas Alison! I love the way your son proposed, it's so beautiful. That pic of them you caught brought a tear to my eye! So special that you were there too :)
Have a happy new year! I'll shout out to you across the bay :)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Merry Christmas Alison~
What a sweet that you all will not likely forget!
I hope your Dad is feeling better and that you have a safe trip.
May you and your family have a Happy New Year and I'll be looking forward to more visits with you when you return for the new year~
everything vintage

Lori said...

Congratulations Alison to your son, how precious! Merriest of Christmas greetings to you! Lori

Miss Rhea said...

Wow !! That is great ! Congratulations to the Happy Couple ! What a romantic way to propose. Merry Christmas !! :):):)

Siobhan said...

Merry Christmas!!! What a wonderful surprise!!!


Tara said...


Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Merry Christmas Alison. Enjoy the holidays Carol

Janean said...

soooooooooooo romantic!!!!! thank you for sharing that.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2010! See you next year :0)

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Congrats to your son and his fiancee. What a sweet way to propose. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

Unknown said...

Alison, Oh my gosh how precious the sand writing is! Congratulations to your Son & Girl friend.
What a sweet post.
God bless all of you in 2010.
Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Just popping over to wish you a very Happy New Year hun....

Lyn xxx

Katrina said...

That is the sweetest, cutest proposal! How lovely. Hope you had a magical Xmas and a lovely trip away. See you when you get home xx said...

Hi Alison, thank you so much for the friendship & support you gave me last year! I am wishing you a very happy 2010 and hoping that all your wishes and dreams for this new year come true! Rachaelxo p.s what a beautiful proposal!!!

Amy M. said...

That is so incredibly sweet and creative! How exciting!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Gabriela said...

Happy New Year Alison,

This is such a romantic story!
Love it!
I can see you making all the decorations for the wedding.

~ Gabriela ~

Kathy said...

Happy New Year!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Welcome Home!

Happy New Year to you all over the other side of the road. You've bought the warm weather back with you.

Congratulations to Daniel and Candice - another wedding for the Gibbs family

take care, hope you settle back in OK


Anonymous said...

Alison, what a wonderful Christmas for you all :) I hope you had a lovely time in Hervey Bay visiting your Dad. It sure has been WET here though! I am very glad to see some sunshine and get some washing done finally :)

Happy New Year to you!

Karen xx