AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Letters of a Special Season

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ As soon as I saw this week's prompt, I thought of this book that I have loved for just over 30 years.
In 1920, the first of these letters was created when Tolkien's eldest son was 3 years old.
They continued for over 20 years.
Santa's secretary was an elf called Ilbereth.
And there's a goblin alphabet created by Santa's troublesome assistant North Polar Bear!
PhotoHunt #233 ~ Letters

Magical letters
Preserved for all to enjoy
Wonder of Christmas

Pic by Gemma Wiseman

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Anonymous said...

I love this book! I must remember to look at it again when I go to my parents' at Christmas.

jams o donnell said...

Good lord I had not heard of this book before. It looks utterly charming! Have a great weekend

upto6only said...

wow Christmas is just near , i better start writing letters to Santa hehehe.

happy weekend

Liz said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Great shots.

Have a great weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Carver said...

What a wonderful choice for the theme. I can't believe I haven't heard of this before. I'll have to try and find it.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I just realized that I still have my niece's letters to Santa in my briefcase. She used to send them to Santa, care of me. Apparently, I knew Santa.... So I would reply as Santa.

My niece is now 18. I have to remember to give them back to her!



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