Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's nearly time

It's nearly time for 'baby wints' as it has become known to enter the world and to make our second son a Dad, his fiance a Mum and us grandparents...yay!

Telesha was due on Wednesday, so as you can imagine we are all waiting patiently for the time to arrive! The photo below was taken on Monday night.

I've made something special for the baby, but can't show you as yet, but it has involved clearing off the dust from my sewing machine and using my rusty sewing skills! I did enjoy it though and it has spurred me on to do more.

Last weekend I followed a youtube video on making a halter top, which turned out ok, although I think I'll do away with the tied bow and just make them straps. It was very easy and based on the 'pillowcase' dress.
You can see the video here

I'm loving watching the garden come to life as the weather starts to warm up. Just took a few snaps of what's flowering. My pansies by the back door have been putting on a nice show for a couple of months, nearly time to swap them for petunias.

The lavender is in full bloom at the moment and the bees are loving it.

These little blue bulbs are right throughout the back garden and make a pretty show.
And I have planted quite a few of these little daisies in pots and around the garden, and they are just starting to flower.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. My next post might be advising of the new addition to our family :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

A very sad time :(

Well since my last post we have lost 2 members from my hubby Paul's family.

Firstly his Uncle John passed away from a heart attack in hospital, after a few months of being unwell. Uncle John was a very quiet, intelligent man who was a school teacher and principal in his working life. He spent many of those teaching years in remote areas of SA. As he never married and didn't have children our boys used to like visiting him as little kids as he would have special ice creams and soft drinks in his fridge along with a pool table and cool computer games which were all treats back then.

A week after we farewelled Uncle John we were shocked to the core with a phone call on 27th July from a family member advising us that Paul's brother Richard had experienced a sudden heart attack and had also passed away.  Richard was 18 months older than Paul and a very fit and healthy guy which made this all the more surreal. This has been a really difficult time and it's still really hard to believe that it's happened.
Richard didn't have children but has a beautiful wife, Caroline who as you can imagine is trying to adjust to life without Richard.

His 'Celebration of Life' ceremony was a beautiful tribute to his 53 years of life.

We had a good relationship with Richard as we do with both our families, which is always a peace of mind at times like these as we can cherish the memories and don't have any regrets.

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