Our Home our Haven

Our Home our Haven

Monday, April 26, 2010

Meet the Grandies

This is a pic of our six gorgeous grand children,all so different to each other yet there are moments when you realise that the family traits from both sides flows through all the generations.We have 2 adult children and they both have three children each,both have 2 boys and one girl each.
Both our children are raising their children in a Christian walk,all 6 children constantly talk of God and his wonders and I am just amazed by them all,and how much they share with everyone they meet.
We are so proud of all these little wonders and our only sadness is that living away from them we do not get to see them enough.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet George.
George is 4 years old and a sulphur crested cockatoo.He is the constant companion of Bob and goes to work with him each day to deliver the mail.He talks a little ,he is stll learning.He has a life expectancy of 90 years.He is a good boy and is very spoilt,this shot is him patiently waiting while Bob sorts the mail. At home he has his own favourite spindle chair and sits beside Bob as they watch TV or he is on Bobs arm when they water the garden,where one is you find the other. he loves Mum and I too but we are more the ones that pat and coddle him lol.He gently picks up your hand and places it in the place he wants to be stroked or patted,his head or under his chin or under his wings. He has us in fits of laughter at times with his funny antics. He is a great pet, he has a cage in the garden it is a 2 story cage and he has his favourite toys in it,he loves Barbie dolls but of course he chewed her fingers and toes off long ago,another favourite is empty drink cans he throws them and rolls them,he finds fun in anything he can get.His worst habit is biro pens.He takes the little stubb out of the end pulls the nib and tube out,demiolishes the plastic casing and then struts off like an olympian leaving chaos behind him and an awful mess.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lets start with our home.
Serendipity Our Little Home..

This is our home that was built in around 1900.We have lived here now for 20 years and the little box that we bought has been transformed into a sweet cottage.After lots of hard work we are almost finished, just 4 inside rooms to paint now and then we are done!! When we bought her there was no verandah,it was all closed in to make 2 extra sleepouts,now we have a wonderful verandah to sit and ponder on in the summer evenings,as we work early in the mornings unfortunately we don't get to "do mornings" on it,but one of these days we will.We named her Serendipity because I collect old things of interest and love to make them fit into our home.She is full of little surprises to look at and enjoy,I am not a horder but a collector and love all things old and pre loved,so when anyone visits they enjoy looking around to see what Treasures they can spot. We share our home with my Mum Joyce, she is 89 and responsible for us planting roses all through the garden and we put a little sunroom on the back of the house for her, from here she can see the chickens, the gardens, the hanging plants and the fishpond with its waterfall and she spends ages out there,after being to work with me each day.What a blessing for me to be able to take her on my rural mail run with me, she loves it.Then when we come home she sits and reads out in her room,she calls it her Mezanine Room lol (very posh)but she just loves it.
We also share our home with George.Now that is a whole story in itself, George goes to work every day with Bob,Bob is the local postie and George delivers the mail with him every day bar wet days.The townspeople love George and he rides on the bike and talks to the people when they come out to get their mail, Bob is an old fashioned postie,he blows a whistle,so he is an icon you might say.They are inseperable and I long ago learned where I stand in the pecking order lol.
I need to say the first posting mentioned the Quilt day and it was a huge success and i will talk more about all that at a later day ,I realised I needed to have a starting point for a blog so i have regresses, done a prequil if you like. So enough for now and will post some pics of George and our beautiful countryside next time.Blessings for a wonderful day. Carole

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thanks for dropping by

Hi, Thank you for dropping by as you can see I am just starting and I do hope to get the hang of doing a blog and prettying it up.So please come back when I work out what to write and share.I am flat out helping my community group get our Quilt Extravaganza ready for April 18th...we call it Extravganza with great hope, this is our second year and the quilts coming in from our small community are breathtaking. I was thinking of even not taking mine to the hall,they pale in significance,then I remembered we all do our best and we can't all be perfect but we are in Gods eyes and that is what counts. So come back soon and i will have some pics of my entries for you to seeBlessings to you and your family,from our home to yours.