Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mum's birthday party and the garden.. 2017-01-15 ..

..   I have been very busy in the garden for the last 2 weeks.......  it is now looking nice and tidy....

                                         ... me photographing the peace lilies and ferns.....

                                                ...  space between to Bromeliads now .....

               ...   hubby whipper snipped all the weeds and put the blower on the path......

                 ..  nothing fantastic about my garden...  but neat and tidy feels good....

                                 ..  May bush hedge and my Bonsais on the verandah wall..  

 the whole garden was a disaster after hubby and I were in hospital and the heat wave we were and still are having in Sydney.....  Hubby still can't do any heavy work ... but he does what he can...
it was all done before Mum's party yesterday....   we were so pleased with our efforts...

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 Mum's big Party was a great success...

..she didn't want a catered party.. in fact, she didn't want a party at all....  but we talked her into it because she was turning 100.......
..  She said last night that it was a wonderful day and she enjoyed every minute of it ....we are all so happy for her .. xxx

                       ...  the gorgeous cake her great grand daughter decorated for her....

                                         ...my hubby reading out a Blessing from the Pope..  

                                            ..  and a message from the Queen.........

There were other congratulation  messages from our Prime minister and Premier , the Governor General and our local members of Parliment....   xxxxx

                                                     ..  Mum cutting the cake ...

                                                  ...  I like this photo of Mum....



..  we had asked everyone to bring 1 stem of silk flowers for Mum  .....and this is what she received  ....a beautiful bouquet of flowers...  each flower has the person's name on it so Mum will know who gave it to her.....  Mum loves the display they make   .... xxx.

.. have a good day everyone.....
... ..Barb  xxxxx

Sunday, January 1, 2017

.. Happy 1st of January 2017......



  Hello everyone....

 ...We are looking forward to a great 2017....   starting with Mum's party on the 14th January.....

I will be taking plenty of photos to share this day with you all..  xxxx


Our family gave us a wonderful Christmas full of beautiful food and lots of happy smiles....

Mary drove us to our friend's place on Christmas Day ..



..  wonderful food, happy pets and a Virtual Reality  game machine meant a great time for all. This is hubby going on the roller coaster ride...  xxxxx

On Boxing Day, our daughter Mary's family came and surprised her, and us, with a complete Christmas Lunch ..  it was wonderful..  xxx




..this is our daughter Mary and her husband and family...and Mum ...
It was the best surprise ever..   they are all wonderful.. xxxx


then on the 27th.. my brothers came with a lovely lunch to share with Mum and us....



...then..  on the 28th our daughter Sue and her daughter Elizabeth  came for lunch.....  this was the last of the Christmas food .....

 a wonderful special Christmas with our family and friends......


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas ...  and I'm sending the very best of wishes for a fabulous 2017..  to all..  xxxxx


...  Barb  xxxxx

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

.. Merry Christmas.... see you in 2017 .. xxx

..   Hello everyone   ....


 Hubby will be home from hospital on Christmas Eve and he will be on crutches he has been given no indication when he can drive again.......

  My big news is that I was rushed to hospital last Wednesday and after a long round of tests, it was decided that my Gall Bladder was infected and I had stones... so it needed to be removed..  this was done on Sunday and I came home yesterday... Tuesday 20th.

My daughter Mary moved in to look after Mum and has no intention of leaving until I can manage things on my own again.....   Isn't she wonderful ...Mum is enjoying Mary's company xx

My brother Franc and brother in law Steve have been great taking Mum to Drs appointments... she had a skin cancer cut off her top lip last Friday and will get the stitches out this Friday.....  it's a good thing done..  We want it healed before her party .

Mary is taking us to our friends place for Christmas lunch,,   will be wonderful,,  xxxx

wishing you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017.....
... love ...  Barb   xxxxxxx






Sunday, December 11, 2016

... Around the House.. 2016-12-11 ...

..  first up.....  Hubby Update  .....   he is doing well with his physio and will probably be home for Christmas......
....  he is pleased with his progress  .....


I bought a new kettle because the hot water dispenser was recalled ..   they all had a potential fault that could cause a fire.......   I love my new tilting kettle .....




I trimmed the plumbago hedge today..  I think it will be a while before Hubby will be able to do it  ....




I was using the long handled cutters ......

...and this little fellow jumped onto them... lucky I saw him xxx



...   some white begonia flowers     .....


...  Kyton hunting in the garden  .....

.... His own personal doorway  .....



''  a lovely little grouping by Mother Nature ....  on the nature strip outside my house ...


....   Mum's hydrangeas.....



... our Choko vine taking over the house  .....

.....  a study in RED.....

..  I'll leave you with a lovely little creeper that is invading my pot plants......


....  have a good day ......
...   Barb  xxxxxxx

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

.. our Kris Kringle get together without Hubby .... 2016-11-30 ..

..   well......   my hubby is in hospital with a broken hip.....
.. he fell when he was putting up the Christmas lights..
I didn't say anything in my last post because we were still waiting for all the scans and x-ray results..
It was a clean break and it has been operated on and now he has a plate and pins on the bone...
  He should be going into rehab in a few more days .... and hopefully home for Christmas .....




Our get together was last Sunday....  it was a nice day...   the food was wonderful....




....  Mum and my sister-in-law ...   enjoying lunch ......

.... plenty of space to play and have fun  ....

..   all the presents waiting to be handed out.....

..  my daughter Sue wearing some of the things I made as little gifts for everyone......

...   grandies playing totem tennis.....

...........   the desserts didn't last long  ........

...  close up of the cake my eldest Granddaughter made for us..  xxxx ...........

....  getting all excited as the presents were being handed out.........

......  this is one of my great grandsons.... he was extremely happy with his gifts ........

This was the first year I didn't organise the Get together....   and it was great to be able to relax and watch it all happening....My girls did a great job.......  Thank you everybody xxx


..  these are my Button Tree -Dream Catcher -Feather Thingies that I made with lashings of glitter and sparkle...   they were popular I'm pleased to say.....

.....   Have a great Day......   Barb  xxxxx