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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, August 12, 2018

Welcome to Lyndie



We have had a lovely week welcoming our newest grandchild .... a beautiful little girl named Lyndie Beth Taplin .... a gorgeous daughter for Ash and Tim .....   born on Wednesday afternoon 8.8.18 .....Jed and Clay are so very excited to meet their new little sister ..... who came into the world very quickly .... 1 hour .....





The proud grandparents are tired but so very delighted .....





We have had a great weekend with some of the family coming down to celebrate .... just missing a few here!
Tim (dad), Ash (mum), Kye holding Lyndie, Jed, Chelsea, Clay and Sam .....




These two beautiful sisters cradling this precious little bundle .... my heart is brimming with love .....




And Uncle Sam has his hands full as the two little boys want cuddles too !!! 




Fiona Hawdon

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Beach days




We came home from Sydney with a couple of extras to babysit ... Chelsea and Kye's dogs .... Bailey and new puppy Max ....



Max had his first introduction to the beach life and loved it ....




David the dog whisperer trying to get them all to sit at once .... not happening !





We had the beach to ourselves and they loved their romp and play ....





Interesting plant on our walk ... what is it ????





And it was great to catch up with Jed and Clay again after missing them for a week too .... here is Jed who came for a little walk with us this morning to the bakery .... for a lamington !!

Monday, July 30, 2018

More Fiji



We had one cloudy and rainy day followed by 3 beautiful days .... the resort had lots of lounge chairs in lots of different places .... this was one of our favourite spots looking out to sea ....





Spectacular palms .....





One of the swimming pools with beautiful orange flowers surrounding it ....





There may have been a cocktail or two consumed ....




And our beautiful sunset on the last night we were there .....





Back to work today (Monday)  ..... I'll be looking for a cocktail this afternoon .... I wonder whether that will eventuate !!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fiji



Last week we managed to escape the winter and head to Fiji for 5 nights and days of much needed sunshine and warmth ....  





The first sunset from our balcony .....





Water lilies .... just beautiful !





My favourites .... frangipani flowers .... 





"Fiji" water ....





Most days were spent by the pool reading and in the sunshine and warmth which was just what the doc ordered to get rid of our winter colds ....


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Shepherds Bush Christmas Stocking Progress



This is where I am up to on this stocking .... loving the stitching when I find the time to get to it and not long now until I am at the stage of adding all the trinkets and buttons which are so very special ....




I'm not sure who this one will be for  ......





This is the little trinkets pack which comes with this stocking which is full of beautiful little bits and pieces to add to the stocking when completed ....





My aim was to have one for all the grandchildren before this Christmas .... we are currently at 4 with another on the way in the next month so I better get cracking .....





Not sure whether to do Sophie or Charlene next ????   This one will be for Malia, our new little granddaughter who is just one month old ......






Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beach walks and little boys


We had a great time at the park at Mollymook last Wednesday with Jed and Clay ....





They have a great pirate ship that Jed loves ....





We made some puzzles when we got home ....





And had a nice beach walk over the weekend ....  




Such a perfect day .....





One day soon I might have some stitching to show .......

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Family Visits



It was so lovely to have all these little grandchildren together last week for the first time at home .... Jonah, Clay and Jed loved playing with baby Malia .... and the little angel slept all the way through the cuddles from the boys !!





We took them all out to the farm owned by some friends ... there were lots of new baby calves which they all loved ..... here is grandfather David, son Elliott, Elliott's son Jonah and Ash's boys Jed and Clay all enjoying the beautiful day at the farm ....





Jonah came to visit me at work one day .... he actually looks like he knows what he is doing here ....





And I loved waking up each day and having cuddles with our newest little addition .... here is Clay having a special cuddle with Malia and I ....





It was lovely and a special treat to have all four grandchildren on the beautiful quilt that was made for me by my Needlework ladies 4 years ago when Jed was born ....   such a special piece of work and such little treasures to enjoy it !





Sunday morning snuggles with Malia .....




Alas no needlework to show but I aim to rectify that this weekend with some quiet stitching time !!!!