Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Summer has arrived

With temperatures in the high thirties (39C today) a little dip in the pool is appreciated.

Celebrating 43rd wedding anniversary PTL

Nellie and I praise the Lord for giving us 43 years together it was great to celebrate it with David and Julie, Elijah and Evie in Roleystone at Roley's on the Ridge restaurant.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Special birthday in October

I realised that this picture was not shared at the time so for all who shared happy memories love Dad.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Flowers from London

Thank you family Jones from London for the lovely Christmas plants in basket delivered this morning in Armadale WA. FYI it is a lovely 29C sorry no snow for Christmas here. Love Mum and Dad, Opa and Oma.

Visiting the Killow's at Kallaroo for afternoon tea and dinner

An afternoon and evening at the Killows in Kallaroo.

Boys enjoying sweets (we all did)

Omi at 91 looking at her great grandchild Evie playing just turned 1

Oma helping Hannah start of knitting of a scarf

Curry chicken, very nice!

Preparing for dinner while enjoying a drink beforehand

Alister and Elijah enjoying the trampoline

Gordon scrubbing the highchair for Evie to use with David looking on through his new phone/camera.

Alister helping cousin Elijah onto the trampoline with Evie looking on.

Loving regards once again and hope all the families in Brisbane and London like us in Perth with the Sydney team will enjoy God's blessing this Christmas and wish you all a Christ filled New Year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrating Evie's birthday in Perth

Young one year old Evie showed Alister a card trick or two.
The game of scrabble take two was enjoyed by all.

David Julie Elijah and Evie arrived safely in Perth for two weeks holiday on the 20th. Evie had her birthday the day before so we had to celebrate.

It was a warm day so filling up her birthday present was in order.

It was great to have Irene James Hannah and Alister to meet their Sydney cousins

Omi and uncle Wim joined us for the desert

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lemon Tree Guessing Competition

Hello the Lemon tree has now finished its huge crop a total of 546 big juicy Lemons picked over the last 6 months. Gordon is the competition winner his guess was 265. I was the lowest with 100.

In the mean time it is loaded with a new crop which is yielding fruit already. Would you like to guess the number by faith? Most are still green so difficult to see with a picture.

Love Mum and Dad XX

Friday, November 4, 2011

Karri Valley Continued

This was the view over the lake from our front window. We were reminded of Psalm 19:1-2 every day.

The last day it rained so no walks just indoor activities. We managed five games of scrabble. Mum is ahead in the competition presently.

I think I have worked it out with the photos we will see.

The birds were very friendly and actually took the food out of our hands when we ventured out on the varandah.

Hi again

We went for walks and discovered a walk through tree as you can see.

Can't work out how to get the photos lined up with the commentary so will do a separate post.

We were also given a voucher for the restaurant so we tried various dishes that looked like the ones on the cooking shows.

Karri Valley Resort


Mum and I just returned from a wonderful four days in Karri Valley Resort. This was a thank you gift from the church fellowship for our time with them over the last eight years.

As the pictures will show it is just a picture.

It also enabled lots of walks every day Mum even braved the swinging bridge which she said gave her a funny feeling.

The waterfall behind the swinging bridge was flowing well as there had been some rain the week before we came and it is fed by a spring.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Whale Watching

As in the previous post on the blog we continue to celebrate Nellie's birthday. The four children kindly gave her a watching the whales voucher (which included me as I had to keep an eye on Nellie)

Well we went early to make sure we didn't get stuck in the traffic and arrived over an hour before departure time.
We had to sign so we wouldn't sue the company in case one of us got swallowed by a whale etc.

You will see Nellie posing full of expectation in front of the vessel that took about 60 of us.

However it wasn't long in the journey with a 2 meter swell and choppy conditions that our birthday girl felt seasick (as did over half of the other passengers) and needed a special bag for those occasions, and seeing my fair maiden in such a condition and smelling the content I turned green around the gills but managed to stay strong for my damsel in distress (someone had to get fresh bags).

Later the tour operator said that the whales were keeping their distance as they were protecting their calves. We saw a few adults and calves at a distance a couple of tails and one splash and some dolphins. So we did not have the 'eye to eye contact' that our son Peter had when he went whale watching.

However it was great, thank you very much for your gift it was a great experience and the memory (feeling) will stay with us for a long time.

Love you all XX

Monday, October 3, 2011

Celebrations continuing

After celebrating David's birthday and Mum's pending 70th we all went to Kallaroo to spend time with the Killow family.

We were wonderfully dined and wined.

We were entertained with musical items from both Alister and Hannah. Thank you very much!

We also went for a walk down the beach to work up an appetite and breath in the clear ocean air.

And the evening was continued with games of 'Padfinderen and UNO'

Anita stayed in Kallaroo for the night and Peter and David returned with us to Armadale. We have just brought them to the airport and they are on their way back to Rachael and family in Brisbane and Julie and family in Sydney. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Anita returns here tonight and will fly back to London and Tom and the family. Thank you also.

Love Mum and Dad, Jim and Nellie.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Celebrating another birthday

With Peter, Irene, Anita and David all together and having celebrated David's birthday yesterday we thought it appropriate to celebrate Mum's coming birthday as well. The day started with opening presents as we did many years ago and all the children climbing into bed, that was worth a photo. We had a huge breakfast prepared by all and after we visited Omi in Armadale hospital (she is recovering from a broken hip operation) The family enjoyed a ride into the country side with a visit to a favourite dam to check the water level. It was a fabulous day. We also skyped with London and Sydney had a great meal of 'bruine bonen en spek' and a few games of take two. We just want to praise the Lord for a great time together.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Home Coming

In anticipation of Nellie's 70th birthday later in October all the children came to Armadale WA. Anita arrived from London on Friday 2am in the morning, Irene came from Kallaroo 60 kilometers away at 7.30pm and Peter arrived from Brisbane at 8.25pm and David from Sydney at 8.20pm that same day. It was great all could celebrate David's 35th birthday on his birthday (30th Sept) We feel greatly blessed to have the four children with us and thank their spouses for letting them come. We had a great evening and we still have the weekend to come PTL.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thank you for praying for Omi she is making progress even if it is slow. Just a photo to show she really is in bed and has a smile to show she is on the mend.
Thank you for your photos on your blog we really appreciate them. XX

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thank you from church fellowship

After a little over 8 years as pastor at ACC it was good to hand over to our new pastor and his wife. The church thanked Nellie and I with a special lunch with a huge supply of food and a flower display and 4 days voucher in Karri Valley Resort (near Pemberton) When we saw the flowers near our fruit supply we thought it worth a picture as we saw God's beautiful creation colours. Love you all Mum and Dad, Opa and Oma XX