These are the times that we feel so far away.The tyrrany of distance is more than just a saying when you have relatives so far away and no way of being there at important times.
So we watched the sun go down and thought of this man who was so important to Mike as he grew up and so lovely to me when I visited the UK some years ago. We were lucky to have him visit us here in Austtralia some twenty years ago and Mike made several business trips to the UK which allowed him the opportunity to see loved ones.
In the garden we have lots of baby birds and their parents seem to be endlessly seeking out food for them. We have magpies and crimson rosellas with little ones in the nest.
And speaking of little ones - the neighbours next door have welcomed two new daughters into their family.
These much wanted little girls, Chelsea and Caitlin, will be home in a couple of weeks. They have a big sister at home who is anxious to help with them.
I haven't done much stitching this week but am hoping to do some in the next few days. School holidays continue and of course the garden requires lots of attention at this time of year. The roses are producing new leaves so I am looking forward to flowers later. The camellias have bloomed prolifically this year but the rain has been so constant that they have not lasted well.