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