Sunday, July 31, 2016

31/07/2016   Photo a Day  Five

Five of my cousins with their father my favourite Uncle George , standing at the back is Anne and Tony the eldest Grandchildren and on the left seated is Peter who is also older than me (by eight months) , then Uncle George (RIP) ,Therese and Susan.Between them they have eleven children and many grandchildren of their own.

30/07/2016   Photo a Day  Four

These four patches are for a quilt that I have changed the design to a more simple one, mind you there is still plenty more piecing to do and these squares are one inch.
Originally I was taking part in a challenge but life got in the way as usual and I haven't been to Sydney since February.

Friday, July 29, 2016

29/07/2016   Photo a Day  Three

Until one month ago I had three dogs and this photo shows them snuggling together on a cold night to watch television with me.Macy the black and white dog died a month ago ,Millie has got on with life but Murphy is still very sad and missing her.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

28/07/2016   Photo a Day   Two

Two sisters Sheila Maura (my mother)  on the left and Kathleen Mary
6th May 1946

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

27/07/2016   Photo a Day  One

One view, one tree , one type of weather ; these two photos are taken from the same position but two years apart.The photo above was taken in 2014 and below is the photo I have just taken this morning.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

26/07/2016   Photo a Day   Z is for.......

Zeus is a Chihuahua who lives in Townsville

Monday, July 25, 2016

25/07/2016    Photo a Day   Y is for......

Yoyo biscuits as made by my Mother were the best biscuits in the world

Sunday, July 24, 2016

24/07/2016   Photo a Day  X is for......

This is a school in Gawler South Australia and Tom and Jayne's son Michael was in the first graduating year a few years ago.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

23/07/2016   Photo a Day  W is for....

Winter weather in Bathurst has not been very,very cold this year but it has been wet! The Macquarie River has broken it's banks and the Chifley Dam is overflowing. I hope we have an early spring because I am over Winter (have been since June)

Friday, July 22, 2016

22/07/2016   Photo a Day   V is for....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

21/07/2016   Photo a Day  U is for......


In this photo there are my four uncles back row left to right Jim,George,Ernie and Brian

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

20/07/2016   Photo a Day  T is for......

Timothy John Colley

Monday, July 18, 2016

18/07/2016   Photo a Day   S is for..........

Sheila Maura Doyle aged two years

This is my mother and doesn't she look  cheeky in this photo taken in 1925

18/07/2016    Photo a Day   R is for


I have cut this rose back severely this winter and I am hoping its beautiful single roses will be even more prolific in the spring and summer

Saturday, July 16, 2016

17/07/2016   Photo a Day   Q is for

16/07/2016   Photo a Day  P is for.......

Paducah Kentucky USA 

Shopping at Hancock's was amazing but the Quilt Museum was worth the side trip from Dallas to Memphis

Friday, July 15, 2016

15/07/2016   Photo a Day   O is for.....


My sister Louise and her husband Joe who have been in Bathurst this week and are heading to Cowra today before returning to Brisbane and warm weather

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bastille Day

Yes today is Bastille Day 14th July but in time gone it was also the birthday of my nephew David Edward Ousby, sadly however he decided to leave us last year so we celebrate his short life without him.

You are so missed by many - Parents,Siblings,Aunts and Uncles,Children,Nieces ,Nephews and Cousins

14/07/2016   Photo a Day  N is for......

Needles for my sewing machines

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

13/07/2016   Photo a Day  M is for.....

Murphy and Millie

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12/07/2016   Photo a Day  L is for........

My Grandson Luke 

Monday, July 11, 2016

11/07/2016   Photo a Day  K is for ......

Kitchen nice and tidy this morning

Sunday, July 10, 2016

10/07/2016   Photo a Day  J is for ..........

My nephew Joe and his girlfriend Carla , Joe is a twin to Isaac (yesterday's photo)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

9/07/2016   Photo a Day  I is for ........

My nephew Isaac

Friday, July 8, 2016

8/07/2016   Photo a Day  H is for.......


Thursday, July 7, 2016

7/07/2016   Photo a Day  G is for.....


This beautiful garden is at Castle Howard in Yorkshire (UK)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

6/07/2016   Photo a Day  F is for......

Flemish Architecture in Bruges Belgium 

Monday, July 4, 2016


As I did not take any photos of Storm when I was in Alligator Creek recently Steven and Kayla have sent me this picture of Storm.

5/07/2016  Photo a Day  E is for.....

A very old laneway in Edinburgh , this photo taken in July 2006 I can't believe my once in a lifetime trip was ten years ago

4/07/2016   Photo a Day   D is for ...

My new desk second hand from Trish

Saturday, July 2, 2016

3/07/2016   Photo a Day   C is for

Christine in about 1968

2/07/2016    Photo a Day   B is for

I have been in possession of this Bible for most of my life and it tells two stories of my family.My father was in Egypt from almost the beginning of WW 2 and was badly injured in 1941 and sent home but he had bought this Bible for his sister Joan.

On the side front cover he has written To Joan a present from the East 1941

On the inside back cover he has written 19th January 1942 4.15PM
Died St Vincent's Hospital around Midnight.Buried Northern Suburbs Cemetery 31/1/42

Joan was the oldest of the three children  and although she was married did not have any children of her own.She had been hit by a tram in Sydney that day in January so long ago and this is one of three things I have of hers.

Friday, July 1, 2016

1/07/2016   Photo a Day   A is for

Autumn leaves

Now that winter has set in I am finally almost clear of Autumn leaves, this one is from the London Plane Tree growing on the footpath three houses away.This particular leaf is twelve inches across and when you multiply that by the number of leaves and the number of trees it takes months to finish cleaning up the leaves.