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Counting my blessings…..

I hope you all had a merry, relaxing Christmas. Our was spent with my brother and his family, with a breakfast bar-b-que by the beach, prawns and roast turkey and salad for lunch on the back deck by the pool and another walk on the beach to watch the sunset….a great Aussie christmas! 

Today the cricket has started, the family have gone and I am sitting by the pool wait for our lunch visitors to arrive.

Sitting by the pool with the dog
How different in wartime, with rationing, wondering if your family would survive, and being so far from loved ones. So many people in the world today live the same fears, and it makes me so grateful to be living in Australia in 2016!

Anyway, a few little snippets from December 1939….

           . .     New Years prayer wartime 
Wishing you a happy 2017 💋Deb


About thewartimewoman

I love history, fashion, art and design, especially of the 1930s to the 1960s. I am also a mother, wife, interior decorator & a treasure hunter who wishes she could drive a 1933 Delage. I studied Architecture at Melbourne university, briefly, and completed a Diploma of Art in Interior Design at the Melbourne College of Decoration in 1991. I have worked on an off as a decorator ever since, in between stints as a florist, balloon artist, having my five children and helping my husband in his law firm. in my spare time I love researching history, blogging and gardening.

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  1. My dad was born in Melbourne, and came to the States when he was about 12. Shortly after The Squire and I got married, we began having an Australian Christmas in July. My birthday is the 22nd and my sister’s was the 5th, and we were accustomed to having a single party one a date in the middle, so we just added decorations and mince pies. The neighbours must have thought we were daft, merrily singing Christmas carols at the top of our lungs in the middle of the summer.


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