Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Well I've been really lax with my blog over the past few weeks but my excuse is good and probably the same as yours: busy, busy, busy with preparations for the season's sales and family activities. And now, here it is Christmas eve and finally, some breathing space before part of the family arrives for dinner: my eldest daughter, her partner, and my 6-year-old lovely grand-daughter, shown in the photo.
The other half of my family, my younger daughter Victoria, (my partner in our Ruby Lane Shop, is in Australia right now, spending Christmas with the family of her personal and professional partner, Andrew. You see Victoria leads a double life: she's an international entertainer, singer/songwriter and occasional tribute artist to various superstars like Shania Twain, Patsy Cline, Cher, Marilyn Monroe, and believe it or not, Tina Turner! You can actually watch videos of her and Andrew as they perform in their Superstars show which has raised over $100,000 for the Children's Wish Foundation and other Canadian charities on their site at SUPERSTARS TRIBUTE LIVE. Andrew appears as Buddy Holly, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond.
We're going to miss them this Christmas but when family's spread across continents, you can't be both places at once. And so, as the day fades to evening where we are here in Ontario, Canada and our Christmas lights are twinkling on our little Christmas tree, I want to wish all of you who follow this blog and all my colleagues at JEWEL COLLECT a wonderful and safe holiday season.
And I'd like to close with a GIFT to all of you who are able to able to watch this video embedded here. I put this together in 2006. It has photos from our family albums intermixed with other pictures from around the world. As you watch, please turn on your speakers to enjoy the song, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS, sung by my daughter Victoria. She recorded this for one of our songwriter friends. We hope you enjoy sharing with us, THE MAGIC of CHRISTMAS.