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Love my family and my faith .. love being creative ... love the beach and sand between my toes ... love to read ... love where we live on the South Coast of New South Wales .... love exploring the great outdoors .... travel and tropical islands .....

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Whale sharks of Ningaloo



Here are a couple of the whale shark photos which were taken by the 3 Islands photographer while we were swimming with the whale sharks ..... the top one is my sister and I (thats me doing the thumbs up) ....





And this one is of us on the back of the boat taken by the photographer who was in the water with the other group of swimmers .... simply amazing .... best day .... I can thoroughly recommend this adventure !!!






Monday, May 14, 2018

Cape to Cape Walk Part 2



We stayed in little towns along the way .... this is the famous bakery at Margaret River with its amazing collection of plates and saucers outside ..... such a great idea !!





More remote cliff top walking ... this day was warm and sunny though !!





Spectacular walking along the cliff tops with magnificent ocean views ....





Gorgeous flora along the way ....





We loved all the famous surfing spots along the way too ..... 





The weather was fairly kind to us through the 7 day walk ....





Just beautiful .....




Except for the last day which was cloudy, windy, raining and freezing cold ... when you're a walker you expect all kinds of conditions but this was over the top .....





So we got a car to drive us the last 20km and we finally made it to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse .....  a great walk .... a bit testing at times .... but we did enjoy a day off in the middle to tour through the Margaret River Wineries which was lovely .....






Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cape to Cape Walk, WA




I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks .... my sister and her husband and David and I have been to Western Australia and walked the Cape to Cape Walk .... 140km from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste .... spectacular coastline and quite rugged and remote in some parts ....  here we are at the beginning !!




Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse at the start of the walk .....





This is where the Southern Ocean meets the Indian Ocean .... for those overseas .... far south coast of Western Australia .... wild and rugged !!





Spectacular scenery walking along the coastline .... always keeping the ocean to our left as we headed north ....




There was some soft sand walking which is pretty hard but we got to rest every so often .... sometimes on one of the walking track signs !!





We found Daves Road in a forest walk one day .... just for David !!





The weather was varied and this day was particularly high winds and a bit of rain .... all rugged up against the cold !!





Looking north to our final destination .....






Sunday, April 29, 2018

Wedding Photos



We ventured off to a beautiful wedding in Victoria last weekend ... Josh, the son of our great friends, Rob and Maree, married the love of his life, Julia ....  




In a beautiful setting in the Brown Bros. Vineyard in Victoria, they exchanged vows and it was absolutely beautiful ....




Chelsea and Kye above .... Ash and Tim below ....






Maree and Rob with one of their gorgeous granddaughters, Audrey .... Josh and Julia's daughter ... such a little cutie !!





Maree, Julia, Josh, Rob and their daughter Ashleigh .....






And we three friends, who have 7 children between us, celebrated the last wedding of our 7 children who have been friends for a long long time ..... me, Maree and Lynne ....






And these are our beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Ash .... beautiful inside and out .....  




And still no stitching to show ........

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Anzac Day 2018



A special Anzac Day Dawn Service photo of Elliott, Andrea and Jonah ....  not long now until they have another little one added to their family ....





As a mother of a soldier Anzac Day is a very special day for us ....





We had the little boys this Anzac Day and spent some time making Anzac Biscuits ....





And we attended our local Anzac Day service with the little boys who were full of questions !






Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy 2nd birthday Clay



It was lovely to celebrate Clay's 2nd birthday last week .... he loved his little bike we bought him ....





He just wanted a zoo cake with lots of animals so Ash had fun making this little number with help from Jed and Clay ....





He was soooooo  excited !!





A beautiful sunset last week from our balcony ....





Little treasures on a Wednesday morning ....





And even some car washing assistance from Clay ....




Who has time for stitching these days ?????? 

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 !!!