Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sepia Saturday 119 Work;

My father in the black jumper,he was always standing straight, never leaning, with some workmen in the woods,  here it seems they have a "smoko". I always liked this photo because it looks so relaxed and friendly.
He always told us to stand straight and not to lean!!
My father was not a smoker and not a drinker; he also did not like work in the office. He always made sure that he could spend a lot of time outside. When I was small he always took me for walks  into the forest and told me the names of the trees and showed me were the badgers lived.When I was older he taught me to shoot. He praised me when I made a good mark.  But there was no shooting birds or any animals. It was purely for sport, and he thought it was good if a girl or woman could also handle a gun with responsibility!
I think this photo is probably around 1933.

My grandmother of my fathers side with two of  her farmhands "making hay".
She was a  tiny woman with lots of stamina, always working hard, she was the  one to look after 
the farm, house, and children. 

Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday; Grandparents day at Somerset College;

Today was again Grandparents Day and Easter celebration  at Somerset college.
Grandparents day up to year 5, my youngest grandchild is now in year 3 so I will have two more years to attend this special day.

Fabrizia at her desk.

First we were treated to a concert by Year 11 students. Then the grandchildren came to meet us and accompanied us to the classroom where ...

....we made a crossword and baked a carrot cake for the Easter bunny!

Afterwe finished  we were treated to Morning Tea; after that we went to the great Hall to watch the Easter hat parade!

Grandparents brought their Easter hats and had as much fun as the children.

Somerset College a great school; here is a link Somerset College;

Monday, 26 March 2012

Monday; Fairy tale;

Flying to Rainbow;

.... they met by coincidence. Where are you flying to? I am traveling to Rainbow; ah, interesting, I am visiting there as well, it is a cheerful and beautiful place.That was fast;  we, are already landing; It really looks beautiful, different to any place I have been. Where are you staying? I am staying in that  dreamy, yellow house over there, draped with pink and purple Bougainvillea. How extraordinary it is my destination too.  I am glad I met you, let me help you with your luggage, as we are going to the same place.  It is such a pretty place, look at the Jasmine creeping through the windows and Almond trees have showered their frothy petals over the door steps.  How lovely the sun sets, pink and blue, green  and gold ; two grey heads leaning towards each other, holding hands with a knowing and soft understanding. A glass of red, a cuddle here and a whisper there, the fish frying, bravely overdone and the salad greens waiting with wilting leaves while they dance and flirt in a yellow house scented with Jasmine in the late spring afternoon.

This is a Fairy tale, any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.

Dedicated to all oldies young at heart.