Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas has come to Villa Maria Blog, ooh and a little road trip..

in celebration of the Season.. a new look, but for a short time only

today we travel down to Victoria, on the bike to attend a Harley Davidson owners group rally... staying in what is called the 'High Country' of Victoria, the snowfields.. where it snows in winter.. Joe & I are staying in a gorgeous French-style chalet: ANDRES ~ but after last night, I have a fear in my soul of getting on the bike.. Mum carried on a little when we said goodbye - crying that she doesn't know what she will do if something happens to us while away...the fear-mongering of my childhood coming back to haunt me. all night I tossed and turned.. and truthfully, I am dreading getting onto the bike..this is where my faith in what will be, will be comes into the fore... keep me in your thoughts, surround me with Angels.. I feel sick.

oh and before I go.. I discovered a gorgeous blog through my friend AnnieElf... a Virgin a Day... I was going to join in her gorgeous task.. but while I am away here is my offering:

[Australia's 2010 Christmas stamp]

15 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I can certainly empathize with your feeling of fear. Sometimes I get so anxious about the subway. With all the news of terrorism, I try to keep my focus on the good. If not, I will never go to work, but there are just some times that I get a feeling....a feeling that sticks with me, and I end up calling in. Of course, nothing happened on the train. Does hubby know how you are feeling?
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

May a heavenly host of Harley Davidson angels in white-and-gold leather surround you and Dutch Husband on your motorcycle and keep you safe at all times!

Spadoman said...

This is my first time here. I came following the Virgin a Day meme. I love the stamp! I'll have to ask a friend I know from OZ to send me one. Great offering. Glad to see you joined in on the fun.

Peace.

rebecca said...

i am imagining you traveling safe every step of the way. enjoy your sojourn and when you return spin a few tales from the road for us.
until then,
may your faith set you free!

Paula Scott said...

Lovely! Welcome to this lovely meme hosted by Rebecca.
That is a beautiful stamp. Looks like it is a wood or lino cut.

Redondowriter said...

I love this stamp and now you've given me even more ideas to consider. Virgins, virgins, everywhere. And I love your site. I'll read more deeply on the weekend when I have more time. You are in my prayers for a safe journey.

Annie said...

Ahh. There you are Robyn. You found us. I love your first contribution of A Virgin A Day. It's such a mundane image for someone so sublime. And your Madonna to the left on your sidebar will be a constant for us, no doubt.

Ruth said...

Love the new look blog Robyn - have a good time and stay safe!

Imogen said...

Hang in there and keep faith in the face of that sick panic; all will be well and all manner of thing will be well.
"See, I am God. See, I do all things, see I never left my hands from off my work, nor never shall, from without beginning, by that same might and love I made it with. How then should any thing be amiss?"
(Julian of Norwich).
Have a good trip and return happy and refreshed!
PS - what a nice Christmas stamp! I just bought mine, an odd mixture of Raphael and Wallace & Gromit.

deb did it said...

what a beautiful stamp....perfect offering for this Virgin a day project! Welcome!

Crystalrainbow said...

good to see you hun :) blessings on your road trip enjoy x x

Laurie said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that your trip will be a safe one. Have a wonderful time. The french style chalet sounds heavenly.
Hugs))

Holly said...

Aussie's Christmas stamp is perfect! I wanted to say how much I enjoy reading about life in your part of the world and in your home. I feel so hopeful for you Dear One, as it seems you are becoming The Keeper of Your Dragons and not merely a snack for them! Huzzah!!!

I still can't get used to the idea that Christmas, for all of you, is greeted in shorts and hydrangeas...while here it has been gray and snowing off and on for days...how odd and beautiful is this world of ours!

Hugs to you and yours.

gemma said...

A Virgin a Day is wonderful. I do like your virgin stamp entry!

rebecca said...

dear miss R,
thank you for joining in posting images of mary....with each day, the comfort of coming together grew in power and inspiration. it was the sacred in the ordinary we were after. i posted an invitation today...one i want to extent to you.
come. sit a spell....share....gather hearts that are one in the human condition, willing to find divine in the ordinary.
just the simple gift of ....doing it together.

much love,

"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)