Sunday, 26 February 2017

Keeping up

Hello there. Sorry I haven't been around for a few days, my little mother has had another short stint in hospital. But I think it was a blessing in disguise as she had one of the 'seizures' she has been trying to describe to her GP right in front of all the ED staff and now they know what she is talking about. In a couple of weeks we have to travel up to Hamilton in the North Island so she can have a CAT scan and then come back and await a date for her operation. Also up in Hamilton. A lot of travelling for an old lady.

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I have also been having some very frustrating computer problems resulting in smoke coming out of my ears. Not properly fixed yet to my mind, even though it's been up to the 'puter doctor twice in the past week and has a new anti virus installed.

We have also been working on stuff for our upcoming family reunion and not having the computer going has been a bind. Never mind, we managed to get the family tree put together, mostly, and sorted out some of the old photo's. Also got the welcome pack put together and posted away to various parts of the world. We've had a really good response with approx. 80 people coming including about a dozen kids. So exciting, it's getting close now - Easter.

My grandparents just before Grandad left for the first world war. His photo was taken the day he left home. I think he is so handsome, looks just like my youngest brother and my little mother looks like Granma, who I think is beautiful.

Anyway, today my GKB and I went up to the supermarket and had a coffee break while we were there. While inside a couple of families came in and the kids had faces painted and balloon animals and such like - and then we realised we could have been relaxing at the Party in the Park. It's held annually and very popular. Of course by the time I wandered over, without my GKB, it was winding down but I took a few photo's to show you. Sorry they're not as clear as I hoped they'd be.

Rides and swings for the bigger kids.

Food and craft booths for the older kids.

Relaxing in the sun after the live music
and listening to the piped version. Older kids again :)

And the toddlers playground 
fenced off just for them.

 And last but not least, in fact first in order of what happened last week, I went to see my youngest grandson take part in his school triathlon. He came in about the middle of the field, but I thought he did so well as he did all three legs himself instead of being part of a three man team. So without further ado - Daniel :)

The end of the running leg, he's the ginger.

Leaving on the cycling leg after Mum found
 his helmet which had disappeared.

Swimming, not the greatest style but he got there.

Heading for the finish line after
two lengths of the pool :) Phew.

So a bit of a mixed bag today but I hope you enjoyed it.

Today I'm joining Amy for:


  1. That family reunion will be worth all the trouble you are having beforehand. How far away are some coming from? Sorry to hear about your Mum's troubles but good that the episode happened when it did.

    1. Our family are mostly in the southern hemisphere just now and we have people coming from Japan, Indonesia and Australia. I'm looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen for 40 years or more.

  2. Sorry about your Mother but glad they are figuring out what the problem is and can help her get better. I hate it when something is wrong but never happens around others. People think you're making stuff up! Ugh-computer problems. I hope you get them fixed. Congrats to your grandson. Maybe he'll be an Iron-man someday!


  3. Computer problems are such headaches! Especially when you need it for a project. And so glad your mom had an episode where the doctors were able to observe. Sometimes it takes that to get their attention. looks like summer there. I Know you are enjoying it.

  4. A lot of work getting a family reunion together.
    Sorry about your moms heath problems and pray they get sorted out.
    Your grandson did well, good for him. : )

  5. fantastic photo of your grandfather, and Sergeant's stripes on his arm if i'm not mistaken?

  6. Computer ok for now but printer has gone belly up !
    Happy (?) to hear your Mum was at the hospital and they could see what is happening. Good Luck with the tests.

    cheers, parsnip

  7. Wow, so much happening in your life right now...I'm surprised you found time to write. Praying for your little mother, that they will find out what is going on and be able to take care of her safely. Also sorry for the computer issues...never any fun when that happens. Glad it's getting fixed. Love the old pictures. So much fun. The activities for your grandson, etc., all look like so much fun. You have a very full life! Enjoy!!

  8. Sounds like you have had a lot on your plate with more to come. I hope your mother does well. I really like the family reunion project. I would consider a project like this if my family wasn't so big. My mom was one of 14 children. It would be a huge project. Enjoyed your post.

  9. I hope your Mother improves too. I enjoyed seeing all of the kids at play! What fun! Hugs, Diane

  10. Diana, I hope that your mother's health will improve. God bless her!

  11. So sorry to hear of your Mum's troubles. Hope things turn around for her very soon, bless her heart. So nice to see all the kids having some fun and your grandson completing his triathlon. That's quite an accomplishment! xo Karen

  12. I am so sorry to know of your dear, little mother's illness. I do trust the dear Lord will heal her and bring her through. I loved reading all about your life's happenings and all that is going on. I hope your family reunion is very blessed. :)

  13. Well done Daniel! You are so lucky to have such beautiful photos of your grandparents - and a family reunion for 80 is amazing! x

  14. So sorry to hear about your mother and I hope that she'll be up to the travelling for the CAT scan in a couple of weeks. The family reunion sounds great especially as you have done lots of family history research and have old photos to share. Computer problems! One doesn't realise how much the computer and internet is useful until one is without it. I had no internet due to a faulty wifi modem and had to wait for the engineer to replace it and then I had to set the connection up myself being the only one here that uses it. My blogging is not regular at the best of times. I'm slowly catching up on bloggers' news. Your grandson and friends look as if they are enjoying sporting activities in the good weather. Have a good day, Linda:)

  15. I am sorry to be late visiting, but I wanted to wait until the link had closed and I could write to everyone who had taken part. Thank you so much for your support of Five On Friday this week and in the weeks gone by. I do so appreciate it and have really enjoyed reading your posts. I hope that you will enjoy going to the new link up just as much and will continue to take part. I hope that I will still see you at my blog sometimes, I will of course still be visiting you sometimes too! Best wishes and many thanks. I do hope that all will be as well as it can be for your Mum. Hugs and all good thoughts to you.


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