Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
We had a quiet Easter with village friends. It was very pleasant having a BBQ on Caren and Eddie's back patio in the warm Autumn weather. Although our family were not with us at least they were with each other. Carol and David live in Sydney and Sonya, Bernie and the boys live in Melbourne. However, Carol and David are on the hunt for a rural property either in Victoria or Tasmania. They have had enough of city life. So they drove from Sydney to Victoria and found a place to stay in Macedon about an hour out of Melbourne. While there Sonya and the boys visited them.
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Our grandsons Fox and Banjo live in Melbourne, Victoria. We haven't seen them for a long time. During the worst of the Covid pandemic our state borders were closed and travel restricted. So we kept in touch with video chats. Their mum, Sonya, sends us lots of photos of the boys so we can see them growing up.
They spent a lot of time in lockdown and homeschooling but now they are free to spend time at their family's beach house and going boating and fishing. Their parents have bought a new house and they have been busy renovating it and that happened over the end of year school holidays so they were too busy to visit us then. Now they have started a new school and have just finished their first term there. It was their first term at school full time since the 2020/21 lockdowns.
The good news they are coming to visit us in June for my 80th birthday. Carol and David are coming too and we hope to spend a week on the Gold Coast together.
Sunday, April 3, 2022
The boxes are ready.
The people are ready. This event was held at Happy Hour, where we bring our own nibblies. We can bring our own drinks or buy them at the bar.
Eva got a pair of warm bed socks, they became one of the most sought after gifts. They were stolen many times.
Gay stole them from Eva, Tony stole them from Gay.
Green frogs were a popular gift. Caren thought it was funny but she had it stolen by cheeky Bob, who gave her a calender of half naked volunteer Firemen. We thought that was hilarious since she is over 80.