Wednesday, 23 August 2017


We spent the weekend in Tassie celebrating another milestone birthday, my mother's 70th. Like most mothers she is an amazing and special lady and very much loved.

She also happens to be a bit of a crazy dog lady, as my sister can attest when she went to visit and found my mother and Lottie sitting side by side in their rocking chairs! Lottie has personality; that is a kind way of saying she is a crazy, energetic, full on puppy. She has moments of normality, a slight hope for the future. In the meantime, as my mother said, she literally laughs out loud every day at her antics - a not so little fuzzball of mischief and merry-making...

Thursday, 10 August 2017


It just so happened that Johanna had the day off, Rachel had stayed overnight and Colin didn't have to be in Melbourne (he juggled work from home). It wasn't a hard decision to ditch attending my class today and join the others in a rare mid-week jaunt.

A little bit of a swing

A little bit of a walk

A little bit of a swim (well Rach was the only one brave enough to strip off and take the plunge)

A little bit of yoga (well for Johanna anyway)

And a little bit of lunch, but no photo of that.

Comment of the day from Johanna, "it just makes me so happy to have sand under my feet"