Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Normal families, as in once married, no seperations or remarriages, have 2 sets of grandparents. I like to be different lol

I have my mum's parents, my fathers parents, my stepdad's parents and my mum's stepdad. So that's 3 grandmothers and 4 grandfathers. I'd say i'm lucky :)

I don't remember my father's father. I believe he passed away not long after i was born. I recollect seeing a photo of him but no photos of him and myself.
My mum's father re-married so i guess i have an additional grandmother, although i've always known her as Aunt E. We weren't close to either Grandfather or Aunt E.
Mum's mum never officially married her next partner but he, Papa, was around from the day i was born, and longer before that, so they were like an old married couple lol.

I don't know if when you're a kid you're should have favourites when it comes to family members but i certainly had mine and they still reamin my favourites in my heart. Papa (mum's stepdad) and Granddad (my stepdad's dad). We lived with granddad for a couple of years. I don't have many memories of him apart from me always helping or perhaps being a hindrance lol at his place of work. He was a part of my life for many years but the memories are scarce.

Memories of Papa are more. From climbing the mulberry tree and picking the delicious fruits to him watching and sideline coaching my hockey team, we had some great times.

Sadly i don't have any living grandfathers now. My children were lucky to spend a few years with Papa and we have plenty of photo's from their time together.

Since we've moved to our little church i've self adopted a 5th granddad. You may think me weird lol but i think i may be missing a grandfather figure in my life, or even a father figure although i have my loving stepdad who i am close to but he lives in a different state. So my 5th granddad is a lovely neighbour who has many grandfatherly traits. He adores my munchkins, and indulges us with his passion for cooking. He's always around when help or advice is needed. He's full of knowledge and has the kindest heart. I couldn't ask for a better stand in granddad :)

Until next time

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


We have a flag pole in the middle of our front yard. At 1st i wanted it gone because it's in an awkward spot but after discovering it was concreted in the ground, apart from angle grinding it off at the bottom but still having the concrete there the only other option was to put up with it. I'm glad it stayed as it's become a talking point with the neighbours and passer by's after i thought long and hard what to do with it.

There are many occassions we have reason to celebrate so what better thing to do than hoist a flag for each occassion.

Australia day saw the Australian flag flying proudly.

St Patricks day, a leprechaun drinking guiness flew high.

Easter bunny made an appearence for a week.

Do you know how hard it is to take a photo of a flag blowing in the wind? lol

I have a happy birthday flag which will be hoisted for each of my children's birthdays during the year.

I'm yet to get a few more different ones, Christmas, New Year, Geelong Cats for when they win the AFL premiership this year ;) Ford racing for when they win their races too! I'll have to put my thinking cap on for other occassions.

Until next time