Today's lovely moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Family Gatherings in Brisbane
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Friday, January 01, 2016
"The Year of Inspiration & Moderation"
2016 is going to be fantastic!
For Paul and me, 2016 is going to be the "The Year of Inspiration & Moderation". Paul has officially retired so it's time to move closer to our families (his parents, our respective off-spring, our joint grandchildren and all our awesome siblings). Hence, 2016 will also be the last year of our Perth adventure. We plan to move back to Brisbane, in December.
Between now and then, we'll paint and sell our house.
Paul's retirement brings new opportunities for me without obligations to his former job. Right now, Paul's happy with working in the garden and playing golf. He has worked solidly at his career for more than 40 years. It's time to kick back and work on a few hobbies. I'm off to the local TAFE to do a full time course in fashion design and technology (I'm not the kind of person to sit in front of the TV and wait for old age). As the old saying goes, rewire or rust.
Whatever your plans for 2016, don't get side-tracked, just make them come to fruition.
Happy New Year!
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Post Brisbane Ramblings
I'm writing this in the airport, so it's all text rather than pictures.We are finally, and very thankfully, on our way home! It has been a full and very exciting 4 weeks, or so (I had my birthday, Paul has finished with RT, Gabs & John got married, we had the trip to Sydney, baby sat the boys, did Mothers Day, went to visit Trevor and Elaine, and then had another family weekend which included Sue Yek stuff and Mark's party).
If my count is correct, we went out for lunch or dinner 14 times, had my hair cut or done 4 times, bought two extra dresses, 3 autumn tops and two pairs of shoes ... And still I'm going home loads lighter in body and suitcase.
Right now, we are sitting in the Qantas lounge waiting for a delayed flight. I couldn't care less. I have a nip of scotch in one glass and some dry ginger in another. I'm mixing and sipping. My plan is to sleep well on the plane from take off to touch-down.
As you can imagine, the Crocker party was a wonderful success. Like my Sue Yek family, they do a great party. I caught up in chat with all our siblings and the few nieces and nephews who went (Frankie, Clare, Erin, Jack and Max). I also enjoyed the company of my own lovely kids around the fire pit - Gabs was also there, with John, having flown in at breakfast time, yesterday. Gen put on a good spread. I offered to help during the afternoon, so she said:
"Come on over. You can help cut up stuff."
At that point I hoped it wasn't firewood.
It turned out to be 10kg of beans - or more precisely "a bloody lot" according to Paul. We then escaped and left Gen and her well organised team to it.
My flight has been called so it's time to go.
Love you all lots.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mothers Day 2015
David & Nadia spoilt us rotten with a fabulous afternoon tea!
The day before, The MOTH & I took the little boys shopping for a grift for Miranda.
Felix found a pair of thongs decorated with 'blue diamonds' which his mother wears with pride.
It's funny how 4 year old boys love the sparkly bits and bobs.
Monday, May 04, 2015
My gorgeous youngest daughter, Gabriella, and her John were married, yesterday!
These pictures tell a thousand words.