Sunday, December 29, 2013

Just having a good time

Dearest Mom and Dad

I am a little sad that Christmas is over........................


Button was given this bracelet as a gift - hmm I want it..


Chloe came bearing gifts from her trip to the States - we all got a Tshirt!!!


The weather has been hot - but the evenings are perfect ................


for picnics at Mooloolaba .............


My Christmas gift from Jane...........


We acquired a new pool chair this year...............


Gareth and Chloe whipped up a little snack for lunch.....................


My Christmas gift was a set of enamel cook ware..................


We had this dinner while a rather big thunderstorm raged around us.

 
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Jenny

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Dearest Mom and Dad
So, this is the 12th Christmas that we have spent apart!!!
Moving on....................
Button make these pancake thingys for breakfast................


Button with an elf hat on loving Charlottte.................


We headed off to the beach for a swim.............


An then it was time to eat..................

 
 On the menu - Moreton Bay bugs...............


A side of salmon.............


Cauliflower and chickpea salad..........


Prawn, potato and artichoke salad, a avocado salsa for the salmon and an Asian green side.


Not forgetting a big bowl of prawns - AND Gareth and Button home :) :) :)


Dessert an "Eton Mess" version of a Pavlova..................


George...................


Squash...........

As usual, we did not get to pull the crackers because George "panics"!!!
Missed you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
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Jenny

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Button's home in Paddington

Dearest Mom and Dad
 I thought you might want to see Button's home before she heads off to Melbourne.
The crochet rug I made of the couch looks good - I thought!


This is a terrace house - so basically they are all bunched together - but Button and her house mates are fortunate to have this little area - which gets lots of sun!! Nice braai area!!


That's the window of Button's loft on the roof.


This little deck area is at the entrance to the house.


TV stand!! Nice.


Ok - so this is the ladder to the loft. It is not as high as it looks.


Her view of Sydney and pretty Paddington roofs from her window.


...................her stuff....................


Her storage ..........


Pretty...........................


Button's inspiration wall...........and hanging candle thingy


And a letter from the producer and director of the play!!

So there you have it.
Button's little home away from home.
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Jenny
PS Pop onto Cathy's blog - she has some nice photos of our dinner together
 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Dreamer

Dearest Mom and Dad
I flew in from Maroochydore, Vaughn from Brisbane and Gareth and Chloe drove from Canberra - for the opening night of Button's play........................
posters outside the little theatre in Darlinghurst............


The cast and crew.............................


The leading lady - Button!!!


The building was built in about 1895 and has been many things during its life, a cannery for one............................ it has a resident cat


.........................that makes itself very comfortable amongst everybody.............. cute


Flowers for the star on opening night -


Looking for our seats................


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lovely old ones.........................


the lights went down and it was show time!!!!


that our Button!!!


............and before we knew it........................


..........................it was over........................


.............................it was soooo good......................


.................................all the hours I spent running lines on the phone with Button paid off....................


And then we could all relax and have a few drinks - Chloe and Vaughn....


A very, very, very proud Dad................


Scott, Leah and Button.............


Our little family......................


Leah and Button.............


I love these people...................


I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wish you were there!!!!!
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Jenny