Posted in 365 Grateful, Blogs, family, Family History, New South Wales, Tasmania, Travel, University

Time Flies!

Well, where has that time gone? We have achieved so much since my last post.

We sold our van, purchased a house in Tasmania,  I traveled to England and Scotland with a life-long friend. Sadly,  we lost my daughter-in-law to cancer, we sold the house in Tasmania and we are now living on the South Coast of NSW.

Do I have regrets?  Only one! I wish my daughter in law was still with us! Looking on the positive side, I am so grateful that she chose my son to be her husband and together they gave us two treasured little boys and many, many wonderful memories that I will take to my grave.  I could never have wished for a better daughter in law. Thanks, Shez.

So, after we reached Tasmania, we loved it so much we decided to sell the caravan and purchase a house. That house was just perfect! The only thing missing was my kids and grandkids. Eighteen months later a snap decision was made and here we are back in New South Wales.  Back with the most important possessions in the world…..our family.

While I was in Tasmania I began to study online with the University of Tasmania (UTAS). Diploma of Family History was my choice (of course).

I have been researching our family since 1981 and I thought I was well versed in research, after all those years. I was so wrong! I have learned so much.  I have one more unit to do and I will graduate.

Now, while I have been unpacking, I found my folders from Uni and I thought that I would like to preserve the stories I have written during my study. I was going to save them all in a file on my computer but I thought that they would eventually get lost. Then the lightbulb clicked and I recalled my WordPress Blog.  This is the place where I can save them and share with those who wish to read them………and I won’t lose them!

So my next few blogs will be my essays.  My last blog, being my niece’s wedding was part of my studies. I hope you enjoyed it. I enjoyed the wedding and the unit.

I hope you enjoy my stories.

Posted in Blogs, Wedding

A Family Wedding

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Last Thursday our family traveled to the Gold Coast, Queensland to attend the wedding of my youngest niece.

It was exciting to catch up with family to celebrate this memorable occasion.  The bride and groom took their marriage vows at a tranquil garden party setting and celebrated their wedding breakfast with seventy guests at the rustic reception venue at  The Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeerabra.

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“Miss Daisy,” a 1967 Daimler, safely chauffeured the bridal party to the grounds and parked proudly among the garden party guests.

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Two rustic windows that had once hung from the wall of a home was the host for the guest’s seating arrangement.

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Gracing the mantle of the reception venue was a memorial of treasured loved ones of the bride and groom.

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Hanging from the bridal bouquet were two medallions bearing a photo of the bride’s late grandmother and father.

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Two Ulysses Butterflies fluttered around in celebration of two beautiful people vowing their eternal love for one another.

It was a day to remember!

Posted in Australia, Blogs, Caravan, Holiday, New South Wales, Nomad, Travel

On The Road Again.

We had a lovely time with family over Easter. Archie and Nash had so much fun at Cambewarra with the horses and splashing in the creek.

I love family time. ❤️

Darlene and I visited Aunty Beryl, our maternal matriarch. She looked well and said she was settling into her new home.

We enjoyed Yum Cha for lunch. It has been years since I enjoyed a Yum Cha.

Muriel guarded our home whilst we camped at Cambewarra. Thanks Muriel!

We went back to Jugiong again whilst waiting for our mirrors to arrive at Ian’s Auto Shop at Goulburn.

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On the road again.