I've been having a lovely time having Grandies visit plus me visit others but they are all back at school now - much to their mother's relief... I got to take these ones to see Water Horse - I loved it too ... as we were walking out of the theatre I found this prop so just had to use it... We went & spent time with the boy Grandies and they wanted to see Alvin & the Chipmonks - gosh the film people are so clever these days as it all looks so real - great movie too ... boys thought it was great and were having a giggle on the way home. Gosh boys I think TJ is getting a bit big to be driving your remote control 4WD around now ... While we were there it was Australia Day so we all went to Mingo Crossing just outta town for a presentation & bush BBQ brunch [combo of breakfast & lunch]. It was lovely to see local folks being recoginised for their voluntary contributations to their town, from doing genealogy of the old townsfolks to the young folks being SES workers since they were little folks - I think this is something I miss about living in the big smoke that personal connection with the locals - you can tell I'm a country girl at heart. The BBQ was put on by the council and the SES guys brought the community canoes out and supervisied the kids having a paddle in the river - which actually had water in it from all the rain we have had of late so that was a big bonus as some of the little guys have never seen that much water in the river. So the older folk didn't miss out on the day, they were collected in the community bus ... you can see why I love country. Some say that living in a small community like that is stifling as everyone knows everyone elses business and maybe they do but is that being nosey or showing you care ... like most things/events in life there is always two ways of looking at them ... right? I like to think it's the touchy feely caring situation...
Our Grandie in NZ started school this morning and she had a birthday yesterday and her's her card I made. I know I will not get an award for my photography but you can still see what the colours were. Our proxy Grandie had her birthday while we were away and I made her a card simular. I was thinking they could cut the front off their card and use it for the front of a book or their diary. I've got a busy beginning of the week so had better get my skates on and get myself organised.
Time by the Sea
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