Saturday, February 23, 2008

Photo Hunters #5 2008 - wooden

I have gone with a completely different take on wooden.

I wooden want to live anywhere else:

Although there is plenty of wood in this photo.

Enjoy your weekend.

Time with Family

My brother and his family returned from their cruise today and I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time with them before they fly out tonight back to Adelaide:

Me and my brother

Jeff, Yvonne and girls

Jeff and Skaterboy

Some cool off time in the pool

Jeff and one of his princesses making funny faces

It was great to spend time with them today - they are on their way back to the airport for their flight!!

Beautiful sunrise

Well it might be the last weekend in summer for us, but it is certainly the first summer weekend we have had here on the Gold Coast. The temperature is heading for 35 degrees celsius today. I took Tom for a walk at 5.30am this morning and the warm winds were already blowing as the sun was rising. Not a cloud in the sky - airconditioning and pool weather - finally!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Nan

Happy Birthday Nan

I truly love you with all my heart
In my life you have played an important part
We now meet less often it is true to say
But you are in my thoughts every day
I hope you know how much you mean to me
My special grandmother you will always be.

Grandmother's Love

There are times when only a Grandmother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Grandmother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we have dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Grandmother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Grandmother's heart and a Grandmother's faith
And a Grandmother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.

From us to you with all our love

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cherry Tomatoes anyone?

From this -
To this -
Then this -
Too many just for us so off to work I'll take them -
Although I have discovered that Tommy doesn't mind a cherry tomato or 2 -

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Cruising Jeff, Yvonne and girls

My brother and his family are off on a cruise today - up the Queensland Coast. The weather has been far from desirable, but I know they will enjoy themselves over the next week. I am keeping track of where they are on the Pacific Sun

Photo Hunters #4 2008 - Free

That we are FREE to:








Have friends

Have fun

I am always grateful!!!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Photo Hunters #3 2008 - Heavy

I've used this photo earlier this week. But we have had heavy rain all week:

The sun is finally shining this morning. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Shrove Tuesday

Mmmm although Shrove Tuesday is related to Lent (the day before) we love it because it gives us another reason to enjoy Pancakes. This year Ballerina and myself had them for breakfast! Thank goodness for add water and shake!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Freshness the next day

From this:

To this:

What a wonderful world!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Down comes the rain - again!

Another night of rain. In the last 24 hours we have had 38mm of rain fall around us - 7mm in the last hour. Of course we have been quite used to rain this year - more than we have had in a long time - our dam is overflowing. The average rainfall for Jan is around 184mm and in some places we have had over 350mm in the local Gold Coast area. Much of Queensland has been flooded in January. Sure we need the rain, but it would be great if it could be spread out evenly over the year!!! Looks like a good movie or book is on the cards again today!

Floods in Emerald

Enjoy your weekend