Today's lovely moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Puppy Update - No 5
Monday, April 23, 2012
Third AnnualJill & Pam, Jo & Ken, Irene & Paul joined the MOTH & me for the annual birthday event on Sunday, 22nd April. As usual, there was lots of laughter, hot tea and coffee and experimental cooking. A good time was had by all.
Mad Tea Party
|Pam & Jill|
Mary Poppins The MusicalI loved the books and the Disney film when I was young.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Puppy Update - No 4
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A holiday in WA with visiting family
Felicity & Paul on holidays
Two views of Perth city from King's Park
The War Memorial in King's Park
Ken on holiday
Life has been hot-to-trot here with all our visitors.
My sister, Lisa, and her husband, Ken, came for 10 days. We toured the countryside, went wine tasting at both Margaret River and Swann Valley vineyards, called into a few breweries for boutique beer (I've discovered that Breweries can make their beers sound as pretentious as vineyards when promoting their product), and munched on a fair amount of chocolate from the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. Now and again, we had healthy stuff like home cooked roast pork-belly, choc fudge and a delightful spiced caramel tart ... my waistline needs tightening with workouts from the gym! LOL
David & Nadia were here over Easter on an overlap with Lisa & Ken's visit. They left to go home on last night's midnight plane.
Felicity & Lisa at The Leeuwin Lighthouse, WA
Ken & Lisa at The Leeuwin Lighthouse, WA
Nadia & David - Sunset over Margaret River Heads, WA
Felicity, Paul & Ken - Sunset over Margaret River Heads, WA
Sunset at Margaret River Heads, WA
David at Hamlin Bay, WA
Felicity's self portrait at Hamlin Bay, WA
(how do the kids do it with their mobile phones?)
Ken & Lisa's last night in Perth
David at Hillarys
Nadia's crab and muscle lunch at Fremantle
We took Nadia & David to New Norcia, a Benedictine Monastery town, on Thursday.
On Friday night we went to a Korean restauarant (Nadia is Korean-born) and then to a classics concert put on by the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra (remembering that David is a concert cellist). Yesterday, we went again to Fremantle for the Saturday markets and to see where the America's Cup was launched in 1987 (which was the first time for 132 years that it had not been defended by the New York Yacht Club).
Paul's wonderful lunch at Fremantle, yesterday
This week, I have to catch up on letter writing, finish a poncho for Paul's niece's step-daughter and go to a WA Embroiderers Guild tutorial on bag making. The latter requires that I buy a new/second hand sewing machine. It'll be good to fall-back into routines of going to cross stitch group, the early morning gym sessions, etc.
Lucy & Harry's puppies are as cute as 'cute' can be! We visit them every week and marvel at how much they have grown. I'm really surprised at how Lucy will let Harry near the puppies as much as he wants but shows her teeth to every other mutt on the farm. I would have thought she would be more tolerant of other female dogs in preference to Harry, but no. Those two muttlies are definitely bonded for life.
The following week, I'm having a Mad Tea Party to celebrate my birthday with my girlie friends. It's next Sunday, the 22nd even though my birthday is Monday, the 23rd. Paul's taking me to see Mary Poppins, the Musical, on Wednesday night. I can harldy wait for any of the events!
Meanwhile, the weather is much, much cooler. Autumn has arrived. Yee haa!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Puppy Update - No3
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Puppy Update - No. 2
First things first:
It's Harry's 4th Birthday today!
Lucy has declared that
he is allowed to come and go as he pleases
but any other dog who goes near the puppies
gets a show of a row of teeth and a growl.
The puppies are 12 days old &
Their noses have turned black
My sister, Lisa, with a puppy.
She and her husband are visiting us from Queensland.
Proud Gramma Flick with another pup.
This is my 700th blog post! Woo haa!
It's amazing how they add up.
To be part of a draw surprise
(meaning that I have no idea yet what you might win),
leave me a comment.
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I'll pull a name out of the hat in 24 hours' my time.
13th April Update:
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Happiness & laughter to one and all,