Our Home our Haven

Our Home our Haven

Thursday, September 22, 2016


                                                                    Our Garden.
It needs some TLC at the moment but here is a peek
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 We started with just 3 fish now look at them and the front fountain has another few in it!
 We have heaps of frogs and one lives in the lighthouse,the ones we have are black and white.
                                        Always a sign of spring are the good old Daisy.
 Our Fairy Garden got a bit damaged in the winds and storms so Bob built a new fence.
 See the Kookaburra on the little arch a friend sent him to me.
 We are trying the Passionfruit on the back shed wall and we have masses of buds,now we just need the Bees to come.
 Another friend sent me a little package with a postbox a cockatoo and some Fairies so we made this little mini garden.

Soon the weather will be lovely and I can get back out into the garden.I originally did the Fairy Garden with Mum,I used to take her outside and she loved it all.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


   

                                                        A Year Has Passed

It is so hard for us to believe it is exactly one year since Mum passed.
Our lives have been flipping and flopping and we are trying to get round the way of life for us.You would think it easy but the void is huge!

When Mum turned 90 a friend gave her a little puppy named Molly.We also inherited another puppy Billy from Mums younger sister when she passed.
So now we have 2 puppies and they are lovely and we do love them,they still miss Mum but we take them to the cemetery when we visit,we have no idea if they know what is going on.
Mum passed away on Molly's 5th birthday strangely enough.
So for her 6th birthday we made them Pork balls and put a candle in them.Billy was 11 at the same time so Molly had her ribbon on and Billy his bow tie and Bob nursed them for a photo call,Mum would have loved that.
I hope I can continue to blog,PC probs and catching up on things have put me out of order.
Hope some of you lovely people find me again.
Blessings from us all.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Home Safe after Travel

We have been away for a few weeks for a holiday to New Zealand. It is a wonderful country to visit,although very like home it is a place with a young history like Australia at the same time it is so different.
A place of high peaked mountains,water the colour of the bluest eyes,The beaches don't have he lovely white sand that we have,it is a brown colour,but we can forgive them that .
We visited Christchurch the city badly damaged by a terrible earthquake 5 years ago and reconstruction still going on.
It is a country of 2 islands North and South Island and the North is a majestic island paradise made up of many smaller islands just beautiful and the South is rugged high mountains,glaciers and rain forests a great mix,large lakes and bays gushing geisas and bubbling volcanic mud.
We had a farm stay among many  things and it was such fun, we went to Hobbiton where The Hobbitt and Lord of the Rings were made it was fabulous.
Here are a few little pics.







Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Life Goes On.
Life is slowly seeping back into our bones as we get used to a different way of things without Mum.The house seems so empty,I wonder how such a little person could take up so much space in your heart and home.I have slowly made a few differences in the house and we are keeping busy in the garden.
Our first major job was to totally re do our pond and waterfall out the back as it had become so overgrown.new life has settled in,the frogs are back, we have five different croaks we can hear and it is natures music at night,soothing and wonderful.The frogs are laying eggs and the fish are eating them far too quickly so each morning we rescue the eggs and put them in the water pots,at least some will survive.
The pond looks very naked just yet,the ferns are peeping from the soil and will soon be back as will the little ground covers,we had to reline the pond as it had a leak,We had an old broken windmill which is now a lighthouse and Bob has now put solar lights around and it is all lit up at night,the windows light up and it looks wonderful,we often sit out back in the evening,listen to the little waterfall and frogs and reflect on the day.








Have a lovely day as you go on your way.I hope to get back more regular now,lots to catch up on and also to read all your wonderful blogs.God bless.




Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Love Lost

I have not blogged for so long as the ability to somehow got wiped from my pc,I am having another try and have missed everyone so very much.
On 18th September at 2.30am Joycie passed away quietly.Our plan was for Mum to be here at home always ,but she became a little ill the week prior and we were told she was too frail and too much now for Bob and I.
We retired from work on 30th April to nurse Mum full time, it was a huge job for us both but we loved every minute of it.
Our lives have changed so much, we are lost,so used to no sleep as we were up with Mum every night several times for many months.She never complained and made the magic age of 94.
My brother and I lost both Mum and Dad when Mum went and the hole left in our lives is huge. So lucky to have been blessed to be born to her.
Her two puppies are missing her terrible but slowly adjusting.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It is a big year for Bob, Georgie and I this year.We have placed our resignations in to Australia Post for the 30th April.I am having trouble getting my head into that space as I love my job and although I am ready to enjoy some quiet time I see many people each day and love them all.I sometimes am first to hear the news of a new baby,the passing of a loved one or the loss of a baby,broken hearts,family feuds etc,same for Bob he is not only the town postie but confidant to many.
The sad day when my mail delivery car was decorated for my last Christmas as a bush postie.




Poor Georgie...first he had 5 minutes of fame last year,plastered all over the national Daily Telegraph and Sunrise Tv and the Today show chasing him and Australia Post stopped his career before it started lol,(we like it better that way anyway.)..Now he is suffering withdrawals....
Crofts are shut for January!.he is craving Crofts Pies so much Bob cooked himself a frozen one and Georgie was over quick as a flash, he also loves Crofts salad rolls especially the Beetroot,many ...times travellers pull Bob over to take a pic of them eating at Crofties, some people say they should call the RSPCA most love seeing him and think it is great, the problem is Georgie thinks he is a person so the RSPCA is not good..best call DOCS..he also loves Potato Straws and chips,yogurt ,white coffee 2 sugars(if you have it another way you are safe lol) he loves Red wine,he hates anything made with light milk or diet food.
Bless his heart,he will miss all this when we give up work,I think we are going to have to have a little plan so he can have a ride on the bike occasionally and have a weekly Crofties!




 

Monday, December 8, 2014



Our eldest grandchild Alexander has just turned 16.People say the youth of today are stuck in front of their phones,Xboxes etc but I think there is a fine balance in life and it is up to the parents to guide and help the children find that balance.
I think my daughter and son in law found that balance 2 years ago when Alexander joined the Air Cadets.
This is a wonderful thing for young girls and boys,Mums are NOT allowed to launder,iron or clean their shoes, they go out on camp once a month and learn to live rough ,he comes back exhausted but exillerated.
He has learned disiplin(he only went with his shoes not up to par once),he has learned brotherhood,responsiblility just to name a few things.
Alex has always wanted to be a pilot or in the Air Force at some level and has focused on this happening since he was 4!
He may change his mind as kids are prone to do but he will be a better young man for his experiences.
He had his Grand Parade this last weekend,another thing we have had to miss but we were with him in spirit,maybe it was a good thing we could not go( we have Mum full time and she can no longer be left alone) Bob and I would have been bawling as we are so proud of him.

Alex front

Far right
 
Well done Kate and Steve you have done a great job.