Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Hi there folks,

Today I am feeling very down and not just for me.  K+B have been burgled once again.  Yes, the second time in only a few months.  Not the same people as before according to the police but another two useless idiots who decided they needed money for drugs perhaps.  Who knows what goes on the minds of these imbeciles?  I could and have used much stronger terms when talking about how I feel about these felons but I know neither of you would appreciate me using bad language so I won't.

More heartbreak in the loss of precious items.  More insurance claims for K+B.  Higher excess on insurance policies.  Broken window to be repaired.  Broken door to be repaired.  Police say not likely they will be caught.  Neighbour saw the thievess leaving and the rotters actually waved!!!  Car possibly stolen anyway or they will change the number plates.

K+B are taking it very well considering.  Much better than I am but then I was never used to this type of thing happening when I was young.  Our home was burgled about 25 year ago and the place was in a mess but only a bit of money was taken as the police were sure it was kids from a neighbourhood home for delinquents.  Still felt annoyed but not at all threatened and we soon put everything back where it belonged.  What has happened to my daughter and her hubby is so different.

The city I loved so much when I was young has certainly been stolen from me.  Back then we didn't lock our houses or our cars (cars usually didn't have locks back then anyway).  We slept on our front verandahs without fear of being molested.  We would open our doors to anyone with no thought of being attacked.  If we heard a noise it was usually the dog or cat coming indoors.  We would walk anywhere day or night and not think twice about it.

I tell these things to the young of today and I honestly don't think they believe me but it is all so true.
Now morons on drugs or perhaps in debt desperately need money and will do anything to acquire it including violating people's homes or even their person.  I am truly beginning to feel I have seen good times during my 81 years, wonderful times but they are no more.  We have security doors and windows that are always locked.  We do worry if we hear an unexpected noise.  Our age would not deter anyone from robbing us or attacking us if we put up a fight or even hurting us just for the sheer fun of it.

I won't go on and on and I am sorry to use this letter to talk about the sadness I feel but just had to express my feelings about the world of today compared with the world of yesteryear.

By for now
Love you both so much still

Friday, February 1, 2013


Hi Mum

Do you remember that delightful little baby girl born way back in 1973?  Well she is now 40 years of age and it makes me feel quite old having a granddaughter of that age.

Yesterday Phil and I, with other members of the family, got together at lunch to help Christie celebrate this milestone.....yes, I always think when you reach the '10' years it is a special milestone in one's life. 

This eldest granddaughter has achieved much in her lifetime and is now the mother of two really beautiful little girls of her own.  Immy will be 5 in 11 days time and AJ is now 9 months.  Christie works from home as she runs a very successful blog talking about bringing up chidren.

Oh, of course you have no idea what a blog is.  Nor the internet for that matter.  Now how do I, someone not really up on all this technological stuff, explain all this to you?  You would remember what a computer is as you spoke of them way back then in the 1950s/1960s thinking, as many did, that they would perhaps cause mass unemployment.  I don't think this has been the case and in fact they seem to generate so many problems overall that people have to be there to sort those problems out.

Anyway to simplify the explanation, we can now communicate with each other all round the world, not only by typing messages but also using our computers to speak on the phone on a system known as Skype. 

Christie began blogging about early childhood several years ago and has in fact won two Asia/Pacific awards for her blog which shows how successful she has been.  She managed all this while caring for not only her home and husband, but caring for and raising two little ones.

Mum, I know you were always proud of your grandchildren and I only wish you were here at times as you would be delighted with the adults they have become.  We are very proud of them too.

Will pop in and chat again soon.