Monday, April 29, 2013


Hi there you two

Just thought I'd drop you a quick note about the BBQ on Saturday.  We went down to C & M's home to help celebrate AJ's first birthday.  She is of course their second daughter, and our third great-granddaughter.  (This makes her your great-great-granddaughter of!!).  The family is growing albeit slowly.

AJ had such fun opening her birthday gifts and was particularly interested in giving scraps of wrapping paper to her Dad.   We took some lovely photographs of her which I am sure we will all share around eventually.

You would adore this little girl.  She is a real character and was so good while we were there without a grizzle of any kind and Immy was good too and you could see she loves her little sister and told me she will read to AJ from the picture books she received for her birthday.

They were both dressed up and looked so beautiful.  There were 11 of us altogether at the table for lunch because of course BA is in Alaska, LEP was working as was AM's fiancee.    We all had a really enjoyable few hours together and I thought you'd like this photo I took of AJ and her cake with the one candle on it.   The reason there is movement in the cake is because she was a little too intrigued with the flame so for safety's sake it was whisked away quite quickly.  Immy blew out the candle for her and of course we all sang Happy Birthday followed by 3 cheers.

Bye for now

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Dear Mum

It was 116 years yesterday since you made your appearance into this world.  You were very much on my mind during the day and night too and, although it is now 28 years since I said goodbye to you that January day in Royal Perth Hospital, you are still very much with me each and every day.

The other reason I had you so much in my thoughts yesterday was because it was the anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic.  I have always remembered you telling me you were in church that day (in England) and it was your 15th birthday.  The Minister was given a message and he then announced to the congregation the sad news about the loss of the Titanic.

I can only imagine the effect that news had on you and the others in that church on that Sunday morning as they thought of all those lives lost at sea.  It was something you never forget during your lifetime as I remember you speaking of it quite often.  It had so saddened you at the time.

We are both keeping as well as can be expected at our age and the family are OK.  Beth is enjoying life in Alaska and she has big plans ahead. You would adore our little great-granddaughter AJ who will be one year old next week.  She is walking now and is a real trick.  Immy attends school full time now and is in pre-primary and doing really well.  She loves to sing and dance and has a great imagination.  C & M are fortunate in having two really terrific daughters.

Did I tell you that Aimee is now engaged and intends to marry next year?  Chris is a very nice fellow and I feel they will be happy which is wonderful.  She deserves more happiness in her life. Caitlyn is in her last year at high school and learning quite a lot about the hospitality industry which she seems to enjoy.  She is a real delight and it's always great to see her.

Must run,
Love you still