Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010 at Armadale

Hi Every one,

Just a couple of photos from Armadale where the temperature went over 40C. We are thankful for air conditioners.

The Killow family, Mum and I and Omi were able to share Christmas lunch together.

We opened the presents from the Brisbane Bosmas, thank you very much we will share the DVD, we will watch the series after the Killows have seen them. Also the presents from the Jones family in London, thank you also and the presents from the Bosmas in Sydney.

We managed to see and talk to David and Elijah on Skype (see photo) and were also shown Evie who was taken out of bed fast asleep to be shown on skype. Julie was having a little catch up nap as she had a temperature.

One of the photos show the Killows playing their new game 'Snacks and Bladders'.

Hope you all had a great Christmas.

The Lord's blessing

Mum and Dad, Opa and Oma XXxxxx

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The birthday continues with the ladies Bible studies group

The Ladies Bible study also celebrated Nellie's birthday, a cake with her name and a musical candle that played happy birthday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Another Birthday for Mum

We praise the Lord that Mum celebrated another birthday, we are also thankful for good health and strength after the operation 2 years ago. We also praise the Lord for His daily provision. As you can see we celebrated with a cake and a meal at the Elizabethian Village Restaurant just out of Armadale.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sydney Trip

Omi, Mum and I made the trip to Sydney for Ruby Oliphant's 90th birthday. You will see that Mum also made a speech and presented Ruby with flowers on behalf of the mission family.

The Brisbane Bosmas drove down for the occasion and 9 of us stayed at the ECM number 1 flat. During the day the Sydney Bosmas joined us so that made 12 and a half.

Most of the photos are self explanatory but if you need a little help please ask. They all have to do with having a good time, eating out, Chinese, and Thai, and eating at the flat and going to different parks (Pratten Park and and a great park near Randwick near the old brickyard) for the children (and adults) to play.

Sunday morning I took a picture of the Brisbane Bosmas leaving with their packed car, they brought their own bedding. I was just able to get the mattress (blue colour) hanging from two ropes from the ceiling.

David had arranged for all the boys to go to his church for an outreach event, beer tasting. The girls insisted on taking a picture before the boys left and one when we returned. They said on our return it was a success as we returned looking a lot happier! Can you tell?

The adults had great fun on the computer games brought for the children and the last evening we also managed a game of scrabble.

Monday morning we left for the West and I forgot to get a picture of Omi's hired commode being strapped to the roof rack of Julie's car but you get the idea as David drove through Sydney and dropped us of at the Sydney air terminal at 5am with car full of passengers and wheelchair and walker and luggage and the commode tied on the roof rack.

Well we are all back home after some happy days, we praise the Lord for safety in travel and many happy memories.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


We were invited to spend a couple of nights in a lovely little cottage on Rottnest with the Killows. We took no pictures of the cottage but we did take pictures of us as we biked around the island and visited different places and did some real bird watching. There are over 30 different species of common birds seen on the island. Some migrate all the way from Siberia to feed on the lakes at Rottnest.

Most of you have visited the island in your time and seen the Quokkas, they were called Rats by the Dutch who first discovered as white seafarers passing through in search for lost seamen in 1696 by commander William de Vlamingh from which Rottnest derived its name.

They never found the lost seaman as far as we know.

We had a great time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tripping around Fremantle

Decided to take Friday off so Omi, Mum/Oma uncle Bernie and I hopped in the car and went to Fremantle where we had coffees and Omi a milk shake and cakes at the E Shed on the harbour wharf. (see live sheep trade ship in harbour in background). We then went to Cicerello and had fish and chips, more coffee and ice cream (well Omi and I did). After which we drove to the South mole and then to the North mole, where Omi said we could scatter her ashes and that of groot Opa when the time came (as that was the place where they came to Australia 55 years ago). We also inspected the cargo container terminals before traveling back to Byford where we had another cuppa with uncle Bernie. A great day all told PTL. Love to you all Opa and Oma, Mum and Dad XX.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Celebrating James' birthday

It was great to travel by train into Perth and celebrate James' birthday with eating at a Japanese eat house called 'Kata Kitchen'.

As you can see a great time was had by all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Auntie Jo's Birthday

Thought we would share a photo of Jo and Wim, Nellie and Omi, (I had to take the photo so missed out being featured), when we went for morning tea/coffee to celebrate Jo's birthday (21 again and again and almost again). We are having some lovely much needed rain here at the moment. Hope you are all well and rejoicing in the joy of the Lord. Love from us both.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Continuing the celebrations

Hi everyone we continue to celebrate as tomorrow it is Omi's birthday. Unfortunately we also have say good bye to David, Julie and Elijah as they fly back home to Sydney.

It was great having a cappuccino in the park and play area. Elijah savouring his morning tea.

We also enjoyed fish and chips at Cicerrellos in Fremantle and more cappuccinos for some and icecream for others.
Uncle Bernie was able to join us for the occasion.

Love Dad, Opa. XX

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oma, Omi's 90th Celebrations

It was wonderful for our Mum and Oma for some and Omi for many more to celebrate her 90th birthday. It is not till the 17th of July but it was convenient to start early.

The cake actually had 90 candles and it took half a dozen grandchildren to light it and double that number of great grandchildren to help blow it out.

Hope you can recognize some of the family members.

Dave and Julie and Elijah were able to be there from Sydney.

We had memories all the way from London

We filled a whole folder of memories from children and grandchildren.

A great time was had by all.

Thank you for your participation.