16 May 2011
day trip to Sydney
& into this icey car.
My husband changed the oil on Saturday afternoon & left the car outside the garage. Brrrr. He's used to Brisbane's lows of 15C overnight, we're more like -5C!!
I was organised with car craft. Inspired to try hexagons in the school holidays, so i made up my own method & pressed these hexagons on Saturday night to stitch together in the car.
First stop, my parents in St Ives. Our eldest daughter chose to interview Grandad for an Integrated Humanities assignment. He ticked all the boxes . . . born in the depression; decorated military war history; & a sharp memory - questions included "who is the oldest family member you can remember". I found out so much more about his life, my ancestry & his grandfathers. Our children were on the edge of their seats listening to his stories, including one which, let's just say didn't end well for the kittens the family cat kept having. Very graphic & my father doesn't come with a PG warning.
We named our first born after my father & he always says "i have 14 grandchildren but number 8 is named after me". They have a very special bond.
Is there a fence my children won't try to climb or a hill they can resist rolling down??
Then we headed to the cemetery to lay flowers at the tombstone of my mother-in-law. The children hadn't done this for a while & had a good look around her neighbours graves.