Showing posts from October, 2017

In Families

School Holidays and Long Weekends (we've had both this month) are wonderful for catching up with family (especially those who live out of town or for organising sleepovers for Adorable Granddaughters), getting outside in nature, seeing some new places, and trying new experiences (the most I stepped out of my comfort zone was to climb into a boat that Son#3 was driving and then sit in a natural hot pool with a lot of strangers - DIL#3 was the wakeboarder).

I love these people to bits (along with all the ones who were lucky enough not to get in photos) and enjoyed immensely the time spent together and the opportunity to share some fine scenery ...

(Someone else wanted to get in the photo too.)

 (Such beautiful spots right on our doorstep.)
(Stopped for lunch here. Kicking myself that I didn't get photos of the mountain. Knowing how quickly it can disappear from view, why did I think I'd get a photo on the way home???)

(Yep, this us what I really look like.) (Hot Water Beach. Not…

Not All Gloom And Doom

I have a theory that the only time the weather person predicts the weather with one hundred percent accuracy is during school holidays! These past two weeks have been as awful as we were led to believe, and now that it's almost time to go back to school, the sun finally decides to make an appearance.

Not that it's been all gloom and doom ... but close enough. In the interests of honesty, there have been scattered moments of sunshine. Not a lot ... but some.

As on the first weekend when I finally got into my garden after months of wanting to but having to wait for decent weather  ...

Only to have the builders trample sections of it three days later! (But at least we got the old weatherboards replaced). Knowing that there will be painters needing to come in, I'm not going to do too much remedial action to my poor flowerbed ... even if I have to wait months, or even a year, for the painters.

There were other periods of sunshine as when The Most Adorable Granddaughter#5, unabl…