Monday, 18 November 2013

"85 Years of Memories"

My Nan is the only Grandparent I have in my life.
She is strongest lady I know.
She has been a widow for 31 years.
She has 10 children,
38 Grandchildren &
15 Great Grand Children.
She is the Matriarch of our large family &,
has the biggest heart.
She has never missed a single family members birthday.
She has opened her family house up everyone.
She knits clothes for African babies & 
she never misses Church on a Sunday.

I could not think of another person who deserves this more. 

So I began this journey by reaching out to every person 
I knew had memories of Nan.
From her childhood to now.
The response was overwhelming.

Firstly, let me mention why the letters are so significant.
 As a young lady, working in factory.
Nan was asked to choose a soldiers name from the notice board 
& begin writing letters to them whilst they were serving for our country.
Nan choose Desmond & they begin a pen pal friendship.
She then married him!

I used the street directory & cut out some of the addresses Nan lived at.
Just like my Love Map.

There were lots of tears & laughter.
But one of the loveliest moments were, once Nan read a letter she would tell her  story/memory behind a particular memory.

We celebrated her special day with a great family party and two of her daughters flew in from interstate.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a memory for Nan.
She has already began reading all of them again.



Thanks to Holly Burns for the idea.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Tales from a Prep by Zac

It's half way through Prep & I've been writing down all the funnies that my little man has been telling me with.



 Hmmmm. Interesting.

 Glad he was alone!

 Oh no!!

 Broke my heart!

 Hahaha! I shouldn't laugh.

 Better practice that at home!

 So funny!


 Ah, let me think, NO!

 Why is everything about girls?!

 Looks like there are no swimming play dates at our house this summer!

 Thanks lady! Yes, I can read.
 And please leave the silly questions for the 5 year olds!!

I didn't mention that he was selected Class Captain this term.
Certainly not taking after my foot steps. (Class Clown)


Check out  Lil Blue Boo, she gave me the cool idea.