• Blog,  Family,  Liturgical Year - Christmas

    Enjoying the Christmas Season

    We’ve been enjoying a lovely Christmas Season.  Christmas Day we experienced rain for the first time in years.  However the children were still keen to try out their new trampoline mat. Lots of bouncing and fun. Thank you Aunty Monette and Uncle Michael:) The weather did clear up through the week, enough to enjoy the new slide. For hours at a time. And of course there has been the dune buggy to tinker with. And sliders the ‘right size of me.’ Electronics for the teens; ipods and Kobo ereaders. A slide for the playground awaiting installation, in the meantime this works fine. And more ‘fun in the sun.’ And we…

  • Blog,  Hearth & Health,  Liturgical Year - Christmas,  Rural Life

    Christmas Hit – Dune Buggy

    PC and I were really committed for Christmas presents to be outside items this year.  The boys have been begging for motorbikes, but we weren’t keen.  We researched and decided a double off road go-kart/dune buggy would better serve our purposes. We made a number of phone calls and were assured us that a 150cc Twister was the best quality.  In an effort to reduce cost we purchased one that needed much work on ebay. We managed to smuggle it home on the trailer under a tarp all the way back from our Sydney trip. For some reason;) the boys thought it was an item for the playground for the…

  • Blog,  Family,  Liturgical Year - Christmas,  Photography

    Christmas Eve

    What a busy, preparation filled, expectant day. Baking to be done, house to be tidied, presents to finish wrapping, still more presents to be completed. Keeping a reasonable sense of calm, although when PC came home and confessed that he spent just a little more, I was so grateful, it meant one less present to sew. I even managed to snap a few photos of the children before we headed off to ‘Midnight Mass.’ Midnight Mass in our parish is at 8pm and as the girls sang in the choir this year we headed in a little early. Christmas Mass is such a peaceful, joy filled time with Our Lord.…