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After our busy furniture rearranging day yesterday we took it easy this morning and ended up having breakfast at about 11am. Dave and I went and did the grocery shopping while Adam, Tom and Caitlin baked choc chip cookies and brownies. Then after lunch (which we ate at 3:30pm) we put the Anglo Saxon style leg of lamb in the oven to slow cook and headed over to my Mum’s place for a walk.
My Aunty Liz and Uncle Rob and my Dad had been at Mum’s for lunch so altogether there were 10 of us (if you count the dog) wandering the neighbourhood.
Here’s what we’d come off-road to see. It’s the pig face tree. One of my kids named it that years ago, I think it was David.
There’s been a few bushfires through here over the years, my Mum was talking this afternoon about being involved with a community fire group – apparently you need to either have a swimming pool yourself to do so, or a neighbour with a pool, that can be used as a water source if/when the mains pressure drops off during a bushfire. I gather the next door neighbour is being co-opted into that role.
Wearing matching jackets and earrings (though you can’t really see Liz’s earrings). I guess it’s a twin thing.
The kids and dog beat us back to Mum’s by long enough for Dave to be engrossed in his game by the time we caught up.
With the bed I slept in. And the doona cover I slept under. Almost 19 years later and nothing has changed! The bed is now used by grandchildren sleeping over. When David was little and we were first leaving him with my Mum for the night he was quite taken with sleeping in my bed.
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P.S. No decluttering pics today, I gave myself the day off.
15 thoughts on “Sundays in my City”
I've been enjoying your decluttering posts, but I love the change of pace in this one. I felt as though I was on that walk with you.
Thanks for the Tour ~ The walk was fun and refreshing. What a fun family outing! I love the pig face tree. I can't imagine seeing cookatoo's flying in the wild. Have a great week
What a beautiful way to spend time with your family. And I'm really loving that pig face tree. Thanks for sharing Sunday in your city!
looks like a lovely day, thanks for sharing. we don't have any wild kookaburra where i live!
oh nostalgia. I miss walking in the aussie bush. i really don't like the vegetation here..even though it's beautiful. it must be nice to have family nearby. thanks for the flickr idea…i forgot i could do that…now i need a flickr acct…they changed that too…you used to be able to upload unlimited 20mb per month…but now it's 200 photos period. i actually wonder how long google will only charge $5 for their storage…something tells me that will go up one day.yes we do have to go thru a toll to get out to the costal beaches, some are exclusive and some charge up to $25 for entry…even the ones around town…nothings free here in America…i don't know why they say it's a free country…i guess they just believe what they're told (no offense)
Love the pig tree. This is a sweet post. It was just nice to see you all enjoying each others company on a nice stroll.You phone takes good pictures.
Pity the weather has been so cold. Looks like a lovely spot for a family picnic too. 🙂
What a lovely walk! I love the pig-nosed tree! That is priceless!
This looks like so much fun! What a treat to see cockatoos and kookaburras in the wild! (Is that the correct plural for "kookaburra"?) The pig face tree is great. I loved taking a walk with you and your family. Thank you.
That is so fun for your son to sleep in the same bed as you did! What a beautiful walk!
What a great day you all had Mim – thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this tour with you and your family!It's facinating how twins look and wear the same :)SIMC greetings from Casa,have a good week ahead!
Lovely post. Your Sunday was well spent…
The "doctored" pig tree is a hoot– or should I say snoot ;-)Thanks for taking us along on your walk. It looks like the whole gang hand fun.Happy SIMC, jj
Oh your mom is a twin! Looks like a nice walk.