This is Annie and me in Sydney, we met up for a meal... don't we scrub up well!
Annie is in my ladies group, so now I have met quite a few of the group, but Annie is the first in Australia.. our hubbies chatted away too!
Mike and I were in bed sleeping just before 9 we would have gone earlier but Emily phoned. I just said I’d talk this evening as I was just too tired to talk and had a headache!
Anyway consequently we are up at 5, I was up at 4! But at least we are back to the right day and not in Oz time!
The whole trip was wonderful and meeting people was awesome! There were about 80 plus people at the family gathering at Queenscliff and Keen who found me through Genes Reunited presented me with a folder which had 398 relatives all related to me, it even had what each relationship was! We had met Coral and Lance two weeks previously along the Great Ocean Rd as they lived about 30 miles from where we were staying and came with picnic baskets in tow! I loved Coral, she is just a couple of years younger than me and was such a lovely person. She had records of our letters and I was surprised to learn we had been writing for 8 years! I would have loved to have had more time with her, she had brought her scrapbooking pages for each of her 11 grand children and they were wonderful. How I wish I had more time to do all these things. I came home with 4 patch working and quilting magazines and fabric and loads of tips from my friend Jenny! I am going to organise my days better, spend less time on this butt magnet and get up and GO to do all these things! As well as do the garden, as after last years inactivity I have lots of new ideas for it. The tete a tete little daffs are all flowering, some in my plant grave yard! ( its where I throw pots of failed plants!) So it was lovely to come home to Spring sunshine, daffs, primroses and polyanthas all flowering in the garden, not so bad as we thought it might be. And the house as we walked in looked wonderful, worth leaving it tidy!
I loved Melbourne the best!
But the Dandenongs where we stayed with Linda and Idris were beautiful and the setting where their home is was wow! As soon as I get organised I’ll post some photos so you can see some aspects of our visit.
We have both put on a considerable amount of weight so I am off to SW this morning!
‘Its so nice to go travelling, but it’s oh so nice to be home!!'