Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Photos of the family

Dearest Mom and Dad
Herewith some more photos..........
A Mexican fiesta....................


Breakfast at Eumundie markets...........


we found a table - wooohooo


Gus, spoiled Gus.


Gus, hot Gus.


The beach one early morning.


Noosa


Noosa


We climbed Mount Coolum


Gareth had to wear boots - not impressed, they were Vaughn's site boots


Steel capped - very heavy - oh, we laughed.


Night market - a very happy Gareth, lots of amazing vegetarian food.


A water feature at the market.


A picnic at the beach - Maleny cheese


The happy couple


Pretty Chloe


Tattoo's and cheese


Oh, I loved this book, Mom. Written 30 years ago - about a childhood in Australia.


some of my work in  progress


Watching tennis and keeping my hands busy.


My cactus and shweshwe placemat


Summer night in our street.

I am missing you both terribly at the moment.
 
all my love
Jenny
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Holiday time with the family

Dearest Mom and Dad
As you know, it has been unbearably hot over the past few weeks - so much so, that is was too hot to sit around the pool.


But we did somehow manage ...................


It was much better when the sun went down..........


I found a little Elna Lotus (sewing machine) at a flea market and bought it for Chloe.


So we decided to make a little quilt - even Gareth got into the action. It is amazing what he picked up over the years being around me when I have quilted.


The cute little Elna and Gareth's large hands.


Breakfast made by Gareth.


Us at the beach.


After a swim - hence the bad hair!!


Gareth and Gus.


Button.


Some little gifts I made for Button ........


I reused some doilies and added some words.


Words to live by.


For her room.


I am back teaching.


PLEASE get this book - OH MY HAT! I loved it. I was mesmerised - such beautiful writing.

 
All my love
Jenny
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Photos, at last................

Dearest Mom and Dad
I don't have a lot of photos to share - we have been "technology free" this holiday - not intentionally - it just seems that none of us ever have our phones on us.

I made these placemats for Chloe and Gareth for Christmas - out of shweshwe fabric and rope.


As usual, our time is spent eating and preparing food..............


............spending time on the patio..................

...................relaxing with the dogs................


..........Bonbon and Button...................


The two angels made by Gareth and Button in their preschool days - still going strong.


Gus - making himself comfortable.


Christmas lunch - bugs!


Oysters for Gareth, Vaughn and Button.


More food.................


Huge prawns............


And Button made the most delicious chocolate brownies.


Chloe and Gareth.............


It has been so bloody hot - the Canberrians have battled through.


Our late Christmas............

Gus making himself comfortable. These are still the lounges we had from South Africa - about 28 years old now!!! They always remind me of Carol. 

 
More photos to come.
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