Well, it's lovely to be back and saying hello to all you lovelies once again after my very enjoyable break, and also to be saying a big thank you for all your good wishes before I left! It's also very nice to be coming back with a lovely new header that my lovely daughter Tracy has designed for me - what do you think of it?
Some of you may have heard me hint, both in previous posts and in comments I've left on various blogs, that I may be one of the oldest craft blogger around - maybe even THE oldest - and you probably didn't take me seriously anyway . . . . . well I'm here today to tell you that the reason Jeff and I went off for a wee break was to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary!!! No, that's not a typo, I did say 50th and now you may be thinking that I must be around 70 years of age and you'd be quite right for I was almost twenty when I married and will be 70 on my next birthday in May.
When I was a youngster it was quite normal to look on seventy as being quite ancient, but now I've almost reached that milestone I'm quite happy to say it's not old at all and although I don't quite know how one should feel at seventy, I can say that I don't feel too much different to how I was at fifty! Please don't think of me as being old for I'm so young at heart as to be quite childish at times and I have no intention of growing up in a hurry!
I have so much to show and tell this time that I hope you don't feel bored by the time you're half way through . . . . . let's have the little bits of craft first shall we? Not a lot this time as you would understand! This is another of Wink's Mandala patterns but I changed the last couple or so rounds as an experiment just to prove to myself that I could . . . . .
Then there's the little pink heart: I really fell in love with the gorgeous hearts on Sandra's blog, specifically the post entitled 'The Most Precious Gift', and although my little attempt is not exactly the same, that is where the idea came from, thanks so much Sandra!
Now would you like to have a little look at our beautiful city Perth? First the night lights, taken from the balcony of our hotel room which was gifted to us by our lovely family for our five nights stay up there! Talk about being spoiled!
And below are pics of the same buildings taken from near the water's edge in daytime - from the South Perth Foreshore . . . . .
In the same area still, this is where you can catch the ferry to take you across the river to the Barrack Street Jetty on Perth side.
Now if you were to turn your back to the water and look across the street you would see 'Cocos' restaurant, which is where we were so nicely treated to dinner on our special day - I haven't included a pic of it as there was a building project going on in the area at the time and I would just hate to detract from the beauty of the actual building that houses Cocos! Fair enough?
Next we travel to Fremantle - most people would be familiar with the name in connection with the America's Cup all those years ago - there are so many wonderful buildings down there and this is just a small example of them . . . . .
And the Fremantle Boat Harbour
We met with our eldest grandson at one of the popular cafe/restaurants - The Kiosk at Floreat - for breakfast on Sunday morning and that was so nice for we've been missing him since he moved to the big smoke several months ago! Isn't he a handsome young man!
Later that morning we joined our daughter and SIL and took a drive up the coast in, would you believe, the pink Thunderbird - well, in fact Jeff went with Paul, and Tracy and I travelled in her gorgeous sports job (both vehicles are two-seaters) - and you wonder why I claim to be still young at heart? My family keep me young!!!
The casual cafe where we ate that day at Hillary's boat harbour provided us with a table number when the food was ordered - and what was the number you ask? 50!!!
The Moet wasn't provided there though, that was another surprise that Tracy arranged in our hotel room for our return after a day out sight-seeing - did I mention that we were spoiled? What a wonderful family we have!
There is one more pic to show - how could I be in the metro area and not visit Calico and Ivy at Glyde Street in Mosman - with Tracy of course! I was so tempted by so many beautiful fabrics but opted for some gorgeous Rowan wool/cotton yarn instead . . . . .
What a break - such a fantastic time from start to finish, and so many thanks to both our daughters and spouses for all the wonderful treats, surprises, and celebrations!
And now my friends I thank you for sticking in to the end of this long post for I really wanted to share with you about the wonderful times we had! And by the way, my dear hubby keeps telling everyone he has a medal coming as big as a frying pan for putting up with me all those years, but I say it's coming for me - what do you think?
I am way behind in blog following and have been really missing all your posts but will catch up soon! In the meantime I wish you all well and send you very best wishes for happy days -
with my love,