Sunday, April 30, 2017

A wedding

My dear friend Jo was down in Melbourne for her eldest son John's wedding and called in to visit last week . Showing off her 15kg weight loss! 
I commented how in the old days people went to see the bride (or groom) at the church without going to the reception.
So I was delighted when she rang on Friday to say they were very happy if I wanted come to Yarraville Gardens for the Wedding at 10am .
So I got there at 9:50 and people were still setting up, and Jo was there with her kids and grandchildren, and a few guests.
Ina's (not sure of spelling) family are originally from Samoa and Jo said that the invitation said 9am so that they would all be there about 10am!! 
So by 10:15 the crowd was trickling in and a big surge at 10:20 ,
and probably from some pre-arranged signal the bride arrived at 1030.
Ina, Her parents (dad is a Church Minster) and  ?Niece
It was a lovely simple ceremony with about 60 people there.
Church members singing With Ina's Dad and brother (left)
The bride and groom and parents 
I have not seen Jo and Paul's kids all together for years, and their children have grown considerably since I saw some of them 
Marko, Beth, Ina and John and Kate (Natal was off playing) 
Alice, Kate, John, William
The family.
Cousins. Natal (Marko and Kate) and Zion (William)
John's waist length red hair has gone!!

Also there was Cass (William's partner) and Sam, Jo's brother Damian's son.
Jo had forgotten to tell Sam that although their invitation said 9 not to come till 10.  But when they rang the were 2 stops away! So settled in a cafe or something to kill time.
Beth was looking really pretty (like her mother) and dressed for the occasion!
I was so pleased to share this happy day with them.  

Friday, April 14, 2017

60 years of RCH Good Friday Appeal

Dan was host of the program interviewing the kids
He died this year at age of 93
At Appeal last year at 92
My old Moorabbin Archery Club was on the show!

Good Friday

Doing the usual stay at home in trackydacks, and read, garden, cook, and watch the Good Friday Appeal. With no TV this is the first year I have realised that Live on top of Plus 7 Yahoo actually means Live broadcast not Life style! (that I had only clicked on about 3 months ago. So seen the AFLW games!
 But I had been looking at the courtyard last week and while it is a big change from 2 years ago
When we moved in 
Last week 
I wasn't happy with the pots all just line dup along the edge. (partly to control where along the garden Spencer would walk and compact.HE has a favourite pee spot next to the begonias pots so I have left that accessible.
But I was after some 'spaces' rather than a row of plants
So I started to move stuff around
Still looks like a lan,e but will see what I can move out without Spencer knocking it down.
He'll just have to learn to weave
Tree dahlia is getting tall by the tank.
 Blooms at end of Autumn 

The succulent bed is thriving
The blue pots are today planted grasses so when bigger will move them 

move date succulent pots to beside door 
Still not sure but looks better I still have to water the plants even if they are at the garden edge so being under cover is no big deal, but they still get sunshine.
I need to be sure I don't trip over stuff and that Spencer doesn't knock things over as he races around

the best of 2018

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