Just when you know there is no room left out comes the Pavlova.

At Christmas time, and indeed any other time, you can’t forgo your share of the Pavlova. There is always room for more calories.

Pavlova is a meringue dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova.

It is a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with whipped cream and fruit, in this case strawberries.

The dessert is believed to have been created in honor of the dancer either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.


under the christmas tree

I’m under one of the largest inside Christmas Trees in the world, and it’s really special.

It is three levels high and is decorated with 144,000 Swarovski crystal ornaments and 60,000 twinkling lights.

Hey Griswold where do you think we could put a tree that big?

It can be seen in the Queen Victoria Building Sydney Australia.



Some of you have never seen me in person but you know that I am here. I have learnt from blogging that friendship is experienced in the heart; it does not have to be witnessed with your eyes. So this year I decided to wrap up all my friends from the cyber world and put them on my Christmas tree.

I would like to say to all of you that your friendships are supportive and the affection shown in your comments about my postings adds to my self-value and esteem. I am very happy in your company and with the acquaintance we have between each other. 

Christmas is a holiday for friends, and I would not miss it under any circumstances. 

Whether your Christmas is full of sunshine, as mine in Australia will be, or snow as yours might be, may you and your family walk among the stars and hold dear all the friends that have entered your life.

 Have a happy Christmas

 The Dolls Point Blogger

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The combination of a scenic coastline, striking sea cliffs, golden beaches and undulating velvet green countryside is what makes Werri Beach a beautiful coastal village. I stopped there for a coffee  last weekend on my way to Berry and revisited my memories of summer at the beach as a child some fifty years ago. Werri Beach on the New South Wales south coast is just the kind of place you could spend the rest of your life.

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It looks quiet now but when the local markets are on hunting for treasure is all the go. You can then follow a busy morning shopping with a visit to the two local vineyards which produce award-winning wines. The next event will be on Saturday December 19th 2009 with the annual Street Parade and December markets.

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Most Australian families love the warm weather so in the summer months they flock to the pristine beaches to enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing or just relaxing in the restaurants and cafés. The beach which is a little slice of paradise lies within the Gerringong area and with engaging local names such as Mount Pleasant, Foxground, Rose Valley, Willow Vale and Seven Mile Beach you’ll just want to go exploring.