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20 December 2014

Christmas Greetings and a Reunion

On wednesday my big son came and collected me and bought me down to the Gold Coast so I can spend Christmas with him and his wife and of course the pups.

It is good to be down here with them. Already i am being spoiled with lovely meals. Ali always leaves a lovely floral piece by my bed when i come and this year was no different. This one is very festive.

Recently I have been back in touch with my young sister Jackie who I have not seen for a long time. She now lives on the gold coast after moving from western australia. She came to see us today, and we had a lovely visit sitting on the back deck of my sons home catching up in our news.

This is a pic of us together.

Jay, as we call her, has written some childrens books about the pottaroos a small wallaby that is an endangered species here.  she wrote them many years ago, but because of a family illness publishing them had to wait.
Now she has published the first two stories and they are delightful books.  she has a wonderful empathy with children and these are perfect stories that young children can absorb. At the same time it creates an awareness of the plight of the pottaroos . I will add a link to learn more about the potoroos

Well my friends, I will leave you while I loll around the pool deck.   I hope that each and every one of you enjoys a happy and joyous Christmas


  1. have a wonderful time Shirley and so good that you have been reunited with your sister, certainly a talented family you and your beautiful stitcher and Jackie a published author

  2. Dear Shirley ~ It sounds and looks like you are having a lovely Christmas week. That is a wonderful photo of you and your sister.

    The two books look delightful, congrats to her for getting them published.

    Love, hugs, peace & joy ~ FlowerLady

  3. How dearly you are being cared for - with a wonderful Christmas arrangement. I am so happy for you. And isn't this wonderful to chat with one's sister.

  4. Always great to catch up with family. Have a wonderful get-together.
    Love the book covers and titles. I hope Jay does well with them.
    Merry Christmas

  5. What a talented pair of sisters!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Sending Merry Christmas Wishes your way for a safe, Happy, and love-filled Holiday! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family. Hugs.