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  • Welcome to rambling tart

    I'm so glad you're here! My name is Krista, though my friends call me George, Phryne, Luna, FaFa, or Poppit, so take your pick. :-) I'm a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle.

    Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband Bear where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving.

    I look forward to getting to know you and hope we get to visit often as we share good food, great conversation, and the little things that make each of our lives worth living. :-)

Happy Christmas from Australia

“What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past,
courage for the present,
hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.”
Agnes M. Pahro

Happiest of Christmases to you, dear ones!

After a short but treasured trip to the ocean, I am back home cleaning house, baking goodies, and plotting special things for the holidays. I’ve got games to play, beloved stories to read, and some Aussie twists on old favorite recipes.

What are you looking forward to most about your holiday?

I’ll be taking a break to celebrate with my dear Aussie folks, and will be back in the New Year with heaps of recipes, stories, and pictures to share with you.

In the meantime I wish you a truly peaceful and happy holiday.

Much love.

XO

 




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  • bellini

    I am surprised that the beaches are empty, but then this is Australia and not tourists on the Amalfi Coast. I hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas season Krista. You deserve so much happiness!!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      I was surprised too, Val. They are much more crowded further north, but I loved the barren stretches on this part of the Gold Coast. :-) Thank you so much for your lovely Christmas wishes. You are a treasure. XO

  • mlleparadis

    Happy Happy Christmas! I know those cookies will be good. And have a good rest after. (That’s what I’m looking forward to!) xoxoxo!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you, lovely! :-) I’m looking forward to that good rest too. SO much. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/AndiPerullo Andi Perullo, L.Ac.

    Merry Christmas gorgeous!!!!!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you, darling, @twitter-112533047:disqus :-) A very happy Christmas to you too. XO

  • LindyLou Mac

    Calling by to thank you Krista for your support over the last year of my blogging, it is much appreciated. Meanwhile I wish you a wonderful Christmas season and hope you will have time to call by and listen to the music on News From Italy over the holidays.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      You are so welcome, @google-9c2cabc6737d76d3ba841e28d670a9c0:disqus xo I would love to stop by and listen to your music! Thank you for letting me know. :-) XO

  • http://www.ulyssessrant.com/ Ulysses S. Rant

    Merry Christmas, K! I’m looking forward to some time to rest and get ready for the new year. Let us know how those “Aussie twists” work out.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you so much, T! :-) I hope you have a wonderful time resting, watching great movies, and eating heaps of good food. So excited to see what the new year holds for you. XO

  • http://twitter.com/parsleynsage Lisa

    Like I said on G+. gorgeous photos! I adore that X-Mas tree under beautiful, warm blue,sunny skies! Wishing you and your loved ones an amazing, wonderful and healthy, happy holiday! xoxo

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you so much, @twitter-278132737:disqus :-) I wish you and your luvs an absolutely beautiful holiday too. :-) XO

  • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

    We did Christmas in Oz last year and I still can’t get over the hot weather at the holidays. Enjoy and a very Merry Christmas to you both! =)

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      It is a bizarre thing, isn’t it, Andrea?? I’m so happy it’s cloudy and cool today so that it feels a bit more Christmasy to me. :-)

  • El

    Happy Christmas to you too. Hope you had a great holiday!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you, dear El! I certainly did. It was so restful and happy. :-)

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    Merry Christmas my love!!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      And to you, darling!!! Wishing you so much happiness this year. XO

  • Jamie

    Merry Christmas, dear Krista. It is a joy to know you. Your blog is my secret hideaway when I need comfort and a smile. Happy New Year to you and yours. xo

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Dear @71eb07213759ab4e5611e1dd9f1df8a7:disqus , thank you SO much for your kind words. You made my day. :-) XO Happiest of New Year’s to you!!!

  • Turkey’s For Life

    Well, you’ve always got fab photos but these look particularly good today. We even got Christmas in the sunshine this year as the weather is unseasonably warm here. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day. Happy New Year to you and look forward to your posts in 2013!! :) Julia

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you, @turkeysforlife:disqus :-) I’m so happy you got sunshine and warmth for your Christmas too. That is wonderful! :-) Happy New Year to you! XO

  • Kitchen Butterfly

    Lots of love and best wishes for 2013, Krista dear. It will be a better year!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Thank you, dear @132fe8be674f43d4508b19c8db8df791:disqus XO It WILL be a better year. Much, much love to you. :-)

  • TuulaR

    Oh my! Christmas in Australia looks absolutely gorgeous… what a change! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas Krista, with all the blessing of the season :) Thinking of you in France! xo

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      It was stunningly beautiful, @TuulaR:disqus :-) It was such a good Christmas and I am very grateful. :-) Perhaps this will be the year I finally get to meet you in person! I would love that. :-)