We made it to winter in Newfoundland and it is an enchanting. The five flights was worth it to leave the hot summer of Australia traveling through the magic portal back in time to where the sun rises first on earth and it is nearly winter.(officially starts on the winter solstice 22 Dec in Northern Hemisphere)
Lovely Sandy got out of her bed in the middle of the night to greet us at the near empty St John’s airport. A few hour’s sleep and we woke to snow on the ground – very exciting.
A few days spent ‘thacking’ around (Sandy’s word for shopping) and we found some great coats and boots and got in the bulk supplies for our wintering in our outport home Selkie House in Gaultois.
We breakfasted with that child of nature Char-Lee, nursing and studying for her Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree – who met us after working 12 hour shift in local hospital. Great to see you again Char-Lee and thanks for the delicious and thoughtful gifts!
Rudoph’s Berry (written by Char-Lee)
History tells us of that famous flight
When Rudolph’s nose lit up the night
But down in the cellar, Santa was thinking
What special wine would people be drinking?
The elves and the reindeer were gathered around
In hopes that a holiday wine would be found
Then Rudy stepped forward, every elf was quiet
“Let’s bottle a berry, it’ll be a riot!”
“You’re right” Santa exclaimed,”Berry wine we can do!
Thanks, dear Rudy, we’ll name it for you.”
So Rudolph’s Berry is the newest addition
Just in time for this Christmas tradition.
And what better way to end our short stay in St John’s but to share a delicious supper with our Topsail family: Roxanne, Craig, Stephen and Ian. Delicious lasagne followed by home baked cheesecake with homemade strawberry freezer jam-absolutely scrumptious- thanks Roxanne. It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas…their home was festive and bright 🙂