FriendlyFriday-While-Walking

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I have taken some license regarding the word walking this week.

I have combined riding a lawn mower and walking.

Last Friday afternoon I was cutting the grass

in front of our house when, about 50 metres away,

I noticed a Spur Winged Plover (Masked Lapwing)

which appeared to be sitting on a nest.

It was nesting and had two eggs which were

sitting on a bare piece of ground.

A most inhospitable place to bring

two offspring into the world.

Remaining two to three metres away

I cut a circle around the nest and hoped

Mrs Plover would return.

Which she did.

 

 

Come Saturday afternoon and not only

was there an extra egg in the nest,

there had also been some home decorating done.

The newly mown grass had been gathered

and wrapped around the eggs,

making the nest look more like a nest.

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FriendlyFriday:…While-Walking

Amanda                       Sandi

FriendlyFriday-Postcard-From-The-Past

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A few years ago my Aunt

(the youngest in the image)

gave me quite a few of these

family photos from the past.

The youngest Fonce, is now 86 years of age.

Her sister Mary passed away in 2016 aged 90.

Frank, my Father, died suddenly in

February 2001, aged 79.

 

Grandfather, Bill, whom I often mention for

his World War I service died in August 1952,

about a week after this photo with his then

only Grandson, possibly only Grandchild

(yours truly) was taken.

Margaret Ryan, my Grandmother,

passed away in 1974, aged 83.

 

Below is a photo of the original photo.

Can you imagine what this family would have said if told

that one day this photo would be posted for

a potentially world wide audience to view?

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FriendlyFriday:…Postcard-From-The-Past

Amanda                       Sandi

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Family-Photo

 

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Family photos are few and far between and there is an unspoken agreement that no family photos are published.  Even brides of the seventies and eighties have given the thumbs down to post their photos even though the subjects now look nothing like those in the wedding photos.

 

 So instead my ancestors may come back to haunt me.  I only ever remember meeting Rita, Jim and Frank.  There is a photo of 18 month old Woolly with Grandfather Bill, he died a week later.  Auntie Edie (far right) spent much of her life in Perth.

 

Brothers and Sisters.

From left to right

My Grandfather Bill,

and siblings

Rita, Jim, Frank, Edie

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Family-Photo

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Celebration

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Whether it’s…

…celebrating a 21st birthday, or…

…a 75th birthday,

’tis always a good excuse for a party

especially with a new wig to wear.

About ten years ago Father-in-Law had

been diagnosed  with several types of cancer

during the year with the imagined effect

on his already thinning hair.

Our boys decided a wig was just what

the doctor ordered.

He is still going strong.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Joy

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It was father-in-law’s 75th birthday.

He had been treated for breast and two other

forms of cancer during the year and

the chemotherapy had taken its toll.

For a birthday gift his two eldest grandsons (our two)

decided to buy him a wig.

As you can see he found a great deal of joy

in that gift.

Nearly eleven years on he is

as healthy as a trout.

 

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Celebration

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We had cause to celebrate on Tuesday…

When our youngest was in his late teens he was

mad keen on playing video games.

He found a course, where he could learn

to make said games,

at a nearby university and enrolled.

No. 2 Son soon discovered that it was

easier to play, than make a game.

My limited coding experience tried

to impart that knowledge….but…..

Fast forward to Spring, 2017.

Dad just happened to ask had he thought of

going back university to gain a qualification

by completing another course.

About two weeks later he announced that he was

going to quit his job and go to university full time.

That was not exactly what I had in mind.

And I could not see how household bills

were going to paid on one wage.

MGW and I both breathed a sigh of relief

when DiL No 1 told everyone one he was

not leaving his job unless he had another to go to.

Late last spring (2019) he finished his

Degree in Business Management.

Last Tuesday he Graduated (with Distinction)

from Geelong’s Deakin University.

 Amazingly the 18 months enrolled in

computer programming, and enrolling

in the summer classes all helped expedite

his Business Management Degree.

We are so proud and pleased for our youngest.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Celebration

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Family-Album

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Many times I have written about my Grandfather.

This collage is but a few of the family photos of the era.

My Grandfather (Bill) in his latter years.

Bill’s brother in law (Jack) along with his sister,

…my Grandmother…Bill’s wife.

Bill’s eldest daughter, Mary,

with her grandfather, (centre bottom).

Mary passed away a few years ago.

Top centre is a photo of all personnel involved

in firing The First Shot of The Great War, August 5, 1914. 

Grandfather Bill is standing

on the extreme left of the group.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Family-Album

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nervous

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nervous

easily agitated or alarmed.

 

Just before Christmas 2018…

…we rescued ‘Smudge’ from a local act shelter.

We renamed him Smudge.

It took him all summer to get used to his new home

and he still has not ventured any closer

than around 10 metres from the house.

He is good friends with Taji and bullies Candi at play.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nervous

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Chic

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chic

elegantly and stylishly fashionable.

 

After living out of a suit case for nearly a month

we both decided a new set of clothes was in order

for our 2016 High-Tea at Dubai’s

Burj Al Arab.

I thought MGW looked rather chic

in her new full length evening wear.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Chic

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