Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A mountain and a roadtrip........................

Dearest Mom and Dad
I headed off to Dalby again to teach - this time I taught at an old church................


Quite beautiful - build in the 30's as  you can see by the design - I love anything from the thirties...........


Some of my stuff!!


Cute school...........


On Saturday night I was taken out to a dinner/musical............


Put on by the local high school - I have no more to say on this subject.


And, while I was cold but dry, Gareth played rugby in a flood.


This line-out was obviously in the first few minutes of the game.


Oh my gosh, Gareth looks just like he used to when he was a toddler in this photo - minus the beard, of course!


Not only was it wet, I believe it was FREEZING too. The newlyweds. I LOVE this photo.

How can he still be so cheerful ???


Birthday boy receiving gifts from the Chloe's family - one of the gifts was a wheel barrow! They know him well.


Driving home from Dalby...........


Flat, flat, flat.............


Did I mention that it is flat?


I found this clamshell quilt I started a few years back? Its just a little lap quilt. Do you want it? I will ask Gareth to put it in his luggage for you. Just let me know.


On Sunday I did a 24km rough terrain hike............
Let me just say...............


...........it was beautiful................the intrepid hikers having a break.............


BUT it was tough.............


very tough - we climbed this high.
Surprisingly enough, I was not stiff. I did have sore big toes but that's all.


Bonnie kept warm and snuggly - she takes this bear everywhere - on walks, to the beach, everywhere.


George, unfortunately, had more teeth removed.

 
All my love Jenny
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gorgeous Gareth turns 30 - kan jy dit glooi?

Dearest Mom and Dad
I packed up some stitching to keep me busy (and calm) on the plane.


Gus looks good on the bed cover thingy I made - crochet, this time.


The weather was chilly but clear.


On the way to Gareth and Chloe's house.


Gus.


A walk at the river - Gus's happy place.


Gareth.


A wombat burrow - they are huge.


Gus was not all that keen to swim - Gareth was not in the water.


The five of us - Chloe was the photographer.


Chloe and I bought these to chomp on at the rugby game - to keep us warm, was my excuse!


All rugged up!


Captain, my captain.


Speech time.


Chatting away - I love this person.


Gareth and Chloe.


The party table.


Gareth wanted simple food for his birthday - food from his childhood - this is the vegetarian's version - mushrooms instead of lamb. Note: your leeks in the foreground, Mom.


My carrot cake recipe for his birthday cake.


Button whipped up a "self-saucing chocolate pudding" like Pearl used to make.


Gus. He has he most beautiful eyes.


The Vikings rugby club - pretty impressive. This is not my photograph - I stole it from their facebook page.


And another.

And that was that. the weekend went in a flash.
All my love
Jenny
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