Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

I am a little fairy
On tap o' the Christmas Tree
It's no' a job I fancy
Well how would you like tae be me
A tarted up wi' tinselI
t's enough to mak ye boak
An a couple o' jaggy branches
Rammed up the back o' your frock
An' these wee lights a'roon me
I canna get my sleep
An' there's the yearly visit
Fae Santa - Big fat creep!
On Christmas Day I'm stuck up here
While you're a' wirin' in
An' naebody says "Hey you up there
Could you go a slug o' gin?
It's nae joke bein' a fairy
The job's beyond belief
You've got to go roon' the wean's beds
An' lift their rotten teeth
But o' a' the joabs a fairy gets
An' I've mentioned only some
The very worst is sitting up a tree
Wi' pine needles up yir bum
When a' the fairies meet again
By the light of' the silvery moon
Ye can tell the Christmas fairies
They're the wans that canna sit doon
The Christmas tree's a bonny sight
As the firelight softly flickers
But think o' me I'm stuck up here
Wi' needles in my knickers
So soon as Christmas time's right by
An' I stop bein' sae full o' cheer
I'll get awa back tae Fairyland
An' I'll see yous a' next year.
Hugs, Dawn

Friday, December 5, 2008


Yesterday we went on a day trip to Lake Alfred here in Florida to find a antique shop that we have heard from others that was very nice. It was so much better than nice, it was wonderful. The Antique Barn was full of beautiful displayed quality antiques. It seems that the family takes frequent trips abroad every year to find these treasures. This is just one large building.

The next building on the property is The Stable.. Here we found every nook and cranny filled with a array of designer wreaths, flower arrangements, swags and baskets. We were overwhelmed by the wide range of items both quaint and sophisticated, including brass, prints, lamps, potpourri and many other accessories for ones home.

Next we visited The Back Porch Tearoom. This too, is a rather unusual lunch stop. We hungry shoppers made our selection from the menu and then found us a table handpainted with wild flowers. I meant to take a picture of the table but forgot when they delivered our lunch in a wooden picnic basket! If you have children in your party, you may select to have a "Teddy Bear Picnic", whatever that may be.

They also have a smaller building with hundreds of English stained glass windows, and last but not least they have a Back Yard Garden Shop, selling garden and lawn accessories.
It was such a lovely ending for our visit there. Have a good weekend.

Monday, December 1, 2008