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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shepherds Bush Christmas Stocking and Sydney

We had a quick trip to Sydney over the weekend for a family reunion .... 45 members of my family came together at my brother's house in Manly for a wonderful lunch and special family time .... also to celebrate my mum's 88th birthday a couple of weeks ago ....

A trip to Manly on the ferry bought back memories from when David and I used to live in Manly when we were first married ..... and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is pretty spectacular on a sunny day ....

Chelsea and Kye in the pool watching the Manly Ferry sail past ..... we were very blessed with the weather on Saturday !

These beautiful passionfruit flowers never fail to amaze me ...... so very intricate and beautiful ..... and very hard to embroider !!!   This of course means there are lots of green passionfruit on our vine which will be ready to eat soon !!!

In between trips to Sydney and looking after the grandchildren, I have been trying to finish off this "Sophie" Christmas Stocking from the Shepherds Bush range ...... I need to make two little girl Christmas Stockings before 25 December .... one for Malia and one for Lyndie ..... our two newest additions to our family !

And yesterday we had the day with Jed and Clay and as all our immediate family are coming this weekend for an early Christmas celebration we decided to buy a Christmas tree and decorate it with a little help from the two little monkeys ..... they loved it !!!    Why are we having Christmas in mid November .... because someone is heading off overseas on deployment for six months ..... enough said .....

Jed the joke master was on fire yesterday with some hilarious jokes ..... such a cutie !!!


  1. I love your pictures of Sydney! It brings back many lovely memories of my exchange trip to Australia several years ago. The warm sun is in sharp contrast to the brisk wind and the -5C temps here in Nova Scotia, Canada tonight!

  2. Fiona: I too would have an early Christmas, but what fun for the Children.
    The photos are beautiful, your Grandchildren are adorable.


  3. Lovely post Fiona. Have a great Christmas with the family on the weekend.


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