Friday, December 15, 2017

A post, at long last......................

Dearest Mom and Dad
Now that you are both hale and hearty, I can get back to posting on my blog.
Just a week and a bit until we get to see little Finn again. I CANNOT wait!

Not to mention spoiled Gus!

The garage Christmas party..........................on our patio.................

TjuTju trying to get to the food..............

The food!

And summer fruit platter............

We made a kokodama!

And there they are - our little Japanese style hanging balls!!

The weather has been really unsettled lately.....

Lots of rain............

Vaughn buying plants for his garden...............

Baked goods from little Lyla - our neighbours

More to come.
All my love

Friday, November 3, 2017

Norfolk Isalnd

Dearest Mom and Dad
My pictures from Norfolk Island - I was there for a week and taught for four days. So, I did have time to explore.
The airport..........................

They have their own language on Norfolk.

A gift for waiting for me in my room.

I went straight down to the beach and had a swim at Emily Bay - named after a woman that Captain Cook was having an affair with.

It's very beautiful.

This is the only beach that you can swim in - it has a reef that protects it from the large sharks and dangerous rips.

My first meal on the Island - I basically ate broccoli, green beans, cabbage and avos the whole week. No fresh produce, except for potatoes and onions, are imported onto the island. So, everything you eat is seasonal.

The bustling Sunday morning market!!!

Took myself to lunch on Sunday - spectacular views.

The great Norfolk pine which captain Cook got very excited about. He thought it would be great for ships masts (there are millions on the island) - however it was not!

Anset Bay - glorious but evidently treacherous - very bad rips that pull you out to the "waiting great whites"

The prison quarters.

This is the beach where Captain Cook landed.

I mean, really?

It was a bit surreal walking along the tracks in Norfolk - there is absolutely nothing dangerous - no snakes, swooping magpies, spiders, people - very odd feeling.

The start of a great Norfolk pine.

The cemetery - a fascinating place

People with interesting families buried here - I took so many photos of headstones......

 A little roadside shop

No one manning it.

Cows have right of way.

And the most fascinating folk museum - I just wish that I had more time with the very interesting owner.

Hows this for a toilet seat?

all my love

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Dearest Mom and Dad
It feels so good to write this post knowing that you are definitely on the mend, Mom. What a nightmare it has been.

My trip to Charleville began with brekkie at the airport.

No automated baggage collection in Charleville - juts a trailer with our luggage.


Kangaroos enjoying some reprieve under the sprinkler.

Country Australia.

My first stop was at the little museum.


CLEAN streets - no litter anywhere.

No people or cars either - on a Sunday.

I took a walk.

Along the way.


But beautiful.

The town centre.

House to rent.

The local bakery gives you free bun with any purchase - so sweet.

The venue where I taught was great and the people were wonderful: warm, friendly, funny and welcoming.

While I was in Charleville, Button had a problem with a spider!!!!!

I had a lovely time.
All my love