Tuesday, June 28, 2016


It's freezing here in CQ this morning, coldest its been since the winter Ron died (approx 2006). We have been having really mild winters. I forgot how the cold makes your body ache and how it made you hunger for hot food. I love to cook when its cold, stews, biscuits, roasts! Not good for someone trying to loose weight. I have lost 16kg so far and am determined to keep going.
Only 12 days till art camp and as usual the closer it gets the less I want to go. I tell myself I can't be away from home that long and that I am just wasting my time as I have no talent anyway! I have learnt however that as you get older you cant pass up an opportunity to see your friends because next year they may no longer be around! Also art is fun and you have to still have fun while you can!
Tammy is in Brisbane and saw Mum yesterday! I got to talk to her on the phone and we are still connected souls. I love her so much! Poor darling suffering the inability to do anything for herself and poor Berb I know how draining it is!
She is well cared for and with people who love her ! You can't really ask for more in your dotage!I hope I am as fortunate.

selfie with Dante
Michael in his HYNES shirt

mick and the girls camping

the uniform I wore to High School 1962- 1967
the drive in theatre at North Ryde where we lived and where I went with my then boyfriend Jim.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Political Change

Brexit: Britain to leave European Union, BBC forecast                  

Britain will leave the European Union, the BBC has forecast, with counting in the Brexit referendum approaching the final stages.
The projected margin is 4 per cent.

The Leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, said he now dared to dream about an independent Britain and an end to the European Union.
"I hope this victory brings down this failed project and leads us to a Europe of sovereign nation states working together, trading together," he said.
"And let's get rid of the flag, the anthem, and Brussels and all that's gone wrong."
The result is sparking turmoil on financial markets, with sterling at its lowest level since 1985.

what will happen next................................

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dream location

on 2.5 acres totally private, waves crashing on the rocks and sands for the grand-kids, no traffic, 2 private beaches. For Sale by tender. First time I have seen it advertised in my 66yrs. If only we had a million plus it could be ours. Tanby Point YEPOON Qld.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Baby Due

I can't contain my excitement . Its only a couple of weeks until the baby is due which means she could go anytime!
this was a couple of months ago you should see him (Jack)now!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Yet another Passing

I just learnt of the passing of a dear friend from "art camp". She was a lovely lady with always a kind word for everyone. It won't be the same without her this year. In memory of Dell Nash.The world will be lesser place without you!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sad Passing

When my son Peters' marriage broke up he took in her step-father who was unwell.He lived with them for a couple of years and yesterday passed away.No longer in pain and resting peacefully in Heaven.
My sympathies to his loved ones especially my son and grandson.xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, June 2, 2016



small works collection  by me
From: Berbie Date: 1/06/2016 6:25:32 PM
To: Lee
Subject: Re: trouble
So far so good, but I will be prepared for it. 
I was rousing on her this morning because she lies about whether or not she has done a poo and so I have to look with a torch.  I told her that sitting in poo is what causes her urinary problems and she  poo pooed me.  When I asked her why she didn't believe me she said she did but she doesn't sit in poo because I keep taking it away. That really made me laugh.  She doesn't think it's funny but I did.

Lee wrote:

She will dob on you first chance she gets LOL! 
Date: 31/05/2016 2:25:51 PM
To: Lee
Subject: Re: trouble
I sympathize with you.  It is very hard to get what you want if it isn't exactly the same as everybody else.
They always think they know better but sometimes I think that their interpretation of what you say is clouded by their own
idea of what you meant.  At least now you can keep an eye on him.
It's Tuesday today Mum's least favorite day.  I had some friends for lunch and forgot to give Mum any until 1.50pm.
She hadn't said a word and I was devastated that I forgot her.
Lee wrote:

Having the usual problems with out worker at the house, he doesn't LISTEN and goes ahead and does it his way! GRRRR!