Friday, 26 February 2016

It's still busy :)

The day after we went to the futsal at the beginning of the week...

...we met my niece and her husband for
 coffee at Wal's Plant and Fun Land.
They were in town for two nights, visiting from Australia.

And we  all (apart from Sis) met Ahyla for the first time. 

Little Mother's second youngest great-grandchild. 
She's 18 months or thereabouts, a wee cutie.

Afterwards some of us played mini golf 
and some of us kept Little Mother company 
guarding the bags, phones, cardies etc.
It had started out cool and cloudy but by
 the time we finished early afternoon it was really hot
 and so everyone came round to my place for refreshments.
I live just around the corner - handy. A very pleasant day.

A couple of days later and we are awaiting Sis
 and Little Mother's arrival for lunch.
My GKB has made a batch of scones 
so we'll have them with a good hot cup of tea or coffee.
And that's a bag of windfall pears next to them waiting 
for me to peel and stew along with a bag of apples.
Some of you have asked about Futsal. Futsal is a modified version of football (soccer). The kids play it indoors, five a side and 12 minutes each way. It's a good way for them to keep up their footy skills in the off season.

sharing today with Amy at:
and also with Stephanie over at:

That's it for today.
Have a good week,


  1. What a lovely gathering, my friend. It was so precious to see your mother with her great-grandchild! What a blessing!

    Hugs and joy to you!

  2. A wonderful family gathering, making I am sure some wonderful memories to treasure.

  3. You have had a lovely week indeed!

  4. Time with family is always a blessing!
    Those scones do look good and I love stewed apples.

  5. Another fun day for you all. : )
    Scones look yummy.
    My pastor is visiting your country this week for a revival. He's been in Upper Hutt, Auckland, and Whakatane.

  6. Looks like you are having a lovely time! Good eats! Have a blessed day.

  7. What a good time you are having Diana. Your mama's scones look like the biscuits we enjoy here in the Southern USA. Thanks for the explanation of futsal.

  8. Looks like you are having a good time with family visits and time together. The little girl is a sweetie. How lovely that you could get to see her especially for your Little Mother.

  9. Such a special time to be had with the family visiting! Your wee little one is just precious, and such a joy! The scones looked scrumptious, and the pears and apples sound wonderful cooked together - great idea! Enjoyed my visit with you today :)

  10. Being with family is always good, looks like everyone was enjoying themselves.

  11. Thanks for the explanation of futsal. Never would have guessed. Scones look good.

  12. Such fun and what a wee cutie pie !

    cheers, parsnip

  13. How wonderful that you all could be together and enjoy the day! That little one is just precious! Family gatherings are so special and just mean the world to us, don't they? So thankful to hear about your happy times. God bless you, my friend!

  14. I'm glad you explained futsal, for I didn't have a clue! Family get togethers are so special, particularly when some come from so far away. Your scones look delicious!

  15. Looks idyllic! Never heard of futsal - but it sounds like a good idea.

  16. Futsal is new to me, sounds like something the kids enjoy! It was nice to see your family sharing time together, making precious memories!

  17. GKB's scones make my mouth water. And what a lovely family!

  18. How I wish I could make decent scones. I've never had the knack, my mother used to tell me I overworked them. I'm glad you had such enjoyable family time!

  19. What a great place to all be as a family. Futsal sounds a great idea. Haven't heard of it over here. Enjoy the scones :)

  20. I love scones.. Such a lovely day.. xo

  21. It's always a joy to see a family gathering!
    Have a nice week!

  22. I see a little redhead in that crowd. I married one. <3

  23. It's so much fun to spend time with family. We love playing miniature golf too. And those scones look yummy! Hugs!

  24. You sound like a very busy lady, lots of wonderful family around to spend time with. Those scones look delicious, wish I had been there LOL.

  25. Such a nice family gathering for all involved!
    Your scones look mouth watering delicious. I'm curious about those pears. I've never heard of that variety before and I'm wondering about why you are stewing them with apples. Cobbler filling? Certainly sounds delicious.

  26. It is always nice to visit, looks like a wonderful time, with love Janice

  27. Scenes of a good life. Love it!


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