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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Boys


We have had a few lovely days with Jed and Clay .... recently on a hot sunny Wednesday we headed down south ....





They decided to paddle in the creek and chase crabs .....




Luckily this large colourful crab got away from their little clutches .....




Fun times at the park .....





Such water babies .... they love the beach ....





And they think taking selfies is really funny !!





They were fascinated by the old anchor on the headland ....




Back home to do some puzzles .... which they also love !!   And then it was back home to their parents .... and we put our feet up and relaxed .... it's our favour activity mid week .... playing with these little monkeys !






And Kye, our son in law, competed in a local triathlon recently and won his age group which was a fantastic effort .... we were simply exhausted just watching him !!!






Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Maldives Wedding Anniversary



While we were away we celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary (and 40 years and 2 months since we met) ....   we had a day of celebrations which started with a champagne breakfast and ended with the most amazing meal on a little island off the resort .... they paddled us out on a canoe .....





To our own little island which had been set up beautifully with candles and lights and comfy chairs in the sand .... they even turned on an amazing sunset for us !!





A barbecue seafood banquet arrived and we were simply blown away by the whole evening ....





And as if we needed more food .... this was waiting in our room on our return .....





We had such a beautiful week away and it has been really hard to adjust to getting back into work etc. but as we all know .... all good holidays have to come to an end at some time .... and reality kicks in .....





But I really do miss those cocktails in the sunset .....





And the blue blue blue water ......





And just to make sure we return again .... our dessert on the last night held a very special message .... one that will ensure our return to the Maldives ....... simply stunning !!





I promise I will get back into my stitching soon and share some productive photos ......

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More Maldives - take me back !!!!



Some more photos to share of our Maldives trip .... heading back to the resort from our sandbank picnic in the middle of the ocean and we came across a huge hammerhead shark ... so pleased I didn't see that on the way out there !!




David snorkelling just off our deck .... the water was so beautiful and clear ....





It has taken forever .... but finally I have ticked off a "bucket list" item .... staying in an over water bungalow on a beautiful tropical island .....






The colours and the weather were beautiful .... this traditional Maldivian boat took some people out for snorkelling adventures on the reefs ....





A gorgeous orchid area at the resort had the most beautiful and colourful orchids ....





So many different varieties and colours ....





And I even managed a very little bit of stitching while I was there ..... sitting on the deck in the sun and this was too good not to take and share with you all .....





We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary with a champagne breakfast on our deck which was just beautiful ....





Way too much food but such a gorgeous setting ..... with the man of my dreams .....






Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Maldives



OK so finally I have been able to post some holiday photos !!   Here I am in Singapore Airport in amongst the beautiful orchid gardens .... en route to Male, Maldives.




There were huge Easter Eggs on display in the gardens too !





Our first day of snorkelling with the turtles was amazing .... here is David chasing them through the deep blue water !!





From our villa looking out to the sunset .... just beautiful !




A special lunch on a sand spit in the middle of nowhere ....  snorkelling around the sand spit was like being in a tropical aquarium .... just amazing ....






Me enjoying the beautiful blue water !!!    More photos to come !!!






Monday, April 2, 2018

Elliott's 30th



This is a bit out of order because I am trying to post some photos of our holidays to the Maldives but they are not coming through for some reason - but it is letting me post the next photos !  I think I will try and give up on how blogger works !!      It has been a while since I have been here as I have been pretty busy at work trying to get away for a week.  We had a great holiday for a week in the Maldives and as soon as I can put some photos up I will share it with you all !   




We arrived back in Sydney last Saturday evening late and on Sunday had a great family get together at The Scarborough Hotel at Thirroul on the clifftop.  It was a beautiful sunny day and great to get the family together and a couple of the cousins too !   I love the old printers tray filled with shell in the entrance to the hotel.

All the family minus Sam's wife Nadia who was babysitting her nephew in Canberra for the weekend.

David and I with Clay, Jed and Jonah ..... our three little treasures !!


Elliott and Andrea with Jonah and two special birthday cakes !!


My nephew Kirk on the right gave Jed some of his Star Wars lego to build - Sam was very envious and Jed was very excited !!!!



I then looked after Jonah in Sydney on Monday and Tuesday which was fun !


Then back home Wednesday to play with Jed and Clay ... we did a bit of Easter crafting and made an Easter Bunny cake which the boys were excited about !!   Jed absolutely loves puzzles and I managed to find this great Australian puzzle for him to work on !  


A quick trip to the local park for a play was good fun too !!



And Good Friday called for a walk along the beach while the boys were surfing .... here is David, Jed, me, Clay (no pants) and Nadia all running along the beach and jumping .... such a wonderful day !!


Hope I can post some of our holiday photos soon !!!! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Little boys and little progress



We had a great day with Jed and Clay last week on a coastal walk with lots of wooden carvings and they thought it was a great adventure ....





We ended up overlooking the harbour ....





And they spent ages spotting the boats and looking for treasures ....





A quick visit to the park on the way to morning tea ....





Such little cuties ....





In the afternoon David and Jed went "treasure hunting" while Clay slept .... over the bridge .... 





Then he found the treasure ..... look at his face .... full of excitement !!





Ash and Tim went away to a wedding on the weekend so we went and stayed at their house and looked after the boys ... the new see saw got a bit of a work out !!




And now they have gone on holidays and their mum and dad sent us photos from the airport ....





Just today's memory from Sam's wedding .... we must have got the photos on this day .... and these are our four treasures .... Chelsea, Sam, Ash and Elliott .....




Tim's birthday is today .... here they are up in Byron Bay .... being silly .... with Tim's new surfboard !!





And finally .... a little bit of stitching ..... making some progress on my Shepherds Bush stocking .....





And I'm loving my "Camilla" satchel which I am keeping this stitching in !!