Monday, January 27, 2014

Another trip to Hospital for Mum....

Sad to say that Mum is not well at the moment.......
Her kidney function levels dropped again and she had to go to hospital .....
She was in for 11 days and came home last Friday 24th Jan.
She is very weak and tired , and aches all over...
Old Age can be cruel sometimes.

I took some interesting photos from around the Hospital ......

...................... I liked these seed pods...... have no idea what the tree is called that they came off.....

...... water supply to the main hospital building...... glad I don't have to pay the bill........

............................... lovely Crepe Myrtle growing in the car park.........

............interesting piece of stone work just sitting on the ground.... I wonder where it's from .....

....................... Magpie looking for lunch in one of the Gardens...............

....................a weird 'bug' I found walking on our car ..............
................. a crow................ giving me 'the evil eye' .................

...... .......lovely old trees and buildings near the hospital ................





It's so good to have Mum home and recouperating in her own surroundings.. and her own bed...


Hugs and Blessings...
Barb  xxx

Sunday, January 19, 2014

....Around the Garden .....

Some little bits and pieces from my Garden ...

........ and a Spider Warning........there is 1 (one) Spider photo .... it looks very dramatic but it's not a big one...












OK here it is.....
....... he's got long legs................................












OK...... Now For The Pretty Things........ Bringing on the Flowers..........

......some lovely soft ferns around my bucket and drain area............ Not Pretty enough??? ......

........... how's this ??... The flowers of my Crown of Thorns plant....... I love the golden speckles in the centre..........

............. the tiny flowers of the Asparagus Fern........ so delicate ...............

............... I like this photo of the Sun through the trees......

.... this is over our fence ...in the neighbour's back yard........ very pretty....

....OK....... this is my Dog, Kyton........ he is nearly 11 yrs old.............
..In this picture he is trying to roll in a cockroach (black thing near mat on the left), that he brought in to show us........ you can see by his face that he's full 'happy' mode....... this makes me laugh, you'd think he could at least be rolling in the right direction ... poor old fella ..I think he's losing the plot a bit......


......... hairy bases of my Plumbago flowers..........
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.That's it for today...

Have a lovely week everyone...
Hugs and Blessings..
Barb  xxx

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Mum turns 97...... (non)party time ....

Mum was very clear in her instructions........ No Party for her Birthday.........
sooooo...... we had  spontaneous visiting instead.........and she loved it....

The first to arrive was her grandson with his little boy........
..................here's Little 'J' giving Great Nan her card.. after her has a chew on it............

then the rest of the family drifted in with food and cakes. We had a Sponge cake and a Pecan Danish ...Mum's 2 favourite cakes...... then my brother arrived with a Gelato cake....and later my grand daughter turned up with 2 Lemon Merengue pies she and her fiance made......

No photos... this wasn't a party.






My brother brought flowers.......




and so did my sister.......
........ the fragrance is beautiful....................



Here is Mum with 4 of her 5 children....... unfortunately, my sister Trish couldn't make it....

...Trish rang Mum ...and so did Mum's grand children.........happy phone calls all day.....



Mum had a lovely day............she said people 'just turning up' was better than an organised party..... less work for everyone........



We were all just happy to have Mum here for another birthday........
God Bless you Mum.......



Barb  xxx