Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Max and I spent a couple of days at Paynesville. It is a pretty place.
The view of sunrise on our second morning taken from our bedroom window

We thought we would head this direction so as we could
call in and see my father in hospital and also Max’s mother.

The water has such a calming effect on the soul.
Well I thought the last few months had been hectic!!
What was I thinking??

Hectic will probably be my only way of life until 4th April.
Why the 4th of April? Well that is when Amy and Ryan have decided to get married. So we only have a short time to get it all organized. They will be getting married at their home with around 200 guests.


On Wednesday morning my father and his wife will be flown home to Hervey Bay in Queensland. A nurse will accompany my father on the flight. What will happen when he gets home we are not sure. He will no doubt need some nursing assistance but that will all be sorted once he gets there. I would just like to thank you all for your care and concern for my father during the last 3 months


Lori said...

Alison, i hope your father has a safe journey home...good luck with the wedding plans, that's not a lot of time to pull everything together...yikes!!! your pictures from the trip you took with Max are lovely!!!

Unknown said...

Wow! Wedding plans and a father on his way home with a nurse! Sounds hectic and wonderful! It's progresss on your father's health and what a wonderful event for the whole family with the upcoming wedding! It's all good news!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Happy New Year Alison.
Gosh...it sounds like there is never a dull moment in your household. I look forward to hearing your updates on wedding preparations,grandbabies and of course your fathers health. Hopefully he will be happier and more comfortable at home.

Gail McCormack said...

Happy New Year to you Alison

Glad you and Max managed to get away for a few days.

Great news your Dad is going home, there's lots of great home help schemes happening, let's hope it all works out well!

Yes you better get yourself moving in a big way - 200 guests - whew!!

Katrina said...

Hi Alison! Glad you had a lovely Chrissy and New Year. Sounds like the break away did you the world of good relaxing! I hope all is ok with your father.

Katrina x

Sugar Bear said...

Sounds like there have been positive developments. Continued thoughts and prayers for your father.

Anonymous said...

Alison, what a small world!!! We have relatives that live in paynesville!! It's a gorgeous place to be so calm and relaxing!!Happy to hear the good news you all certainly need some positive times after the year youve had!

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison...i have been away and a bit slack re blogging friends...sooo am so glad your dad seems to be on the mend...going home..
that should make a difference...nothing like home!!

and a wedding!! oohhh i hope that is a few years away for me !!

sounds like a good 2009...
take care...give your dad a BIG X from me..

xx andrea

Laura said...

So much going on in your life! Good thoughts for your Dad and congratulations on the upcoming marriage.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a safe flight for your father. I'm glad you have to wedding to help distract. How fun that will be.

Anonymous said...


I have been praying for your dad. Gorgeous pictures today!

Unknown said...

Time out is good for the soul! Sounds like you will be very busy for the next few months,on more of a positive note!
Glad to hear your parents are heading home, your dad will feel more comfortable in his surroundings.
Take care,Sue

Tutti Chic said...

Alison~Hope your dad made it home safe & sound & that all is well~:) Chris

Pineapple Villa said...

Happy New Year Alison - you do certainly have a busy time ahead with the wedding, exciting though. Hope your dad settles at home and gets some good home care.
take care yourself, Mel xxx

Unknown said...

Happy New Year Alison. I am glad that your dad is coming home. A wedding, how exciting! This place looks dreamy, summer there, and we have brrrrrrrr cold weather and lots and lots of snow.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a relaxing time and time to gather yourself together for the CHALLENGE of a wedding! I keep you in my prayers.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

If you have time Alison, I have tagged you for a bit of fun. Pop on over for a visit to join in.

Anonymous said...

There really is something calming about the water, i have to get an ocean fix at least once a week which is easy as I live by the sea but I really miss it if i don't go. I am sure everything will fall into place and be as it should be in a few months and you can relax a little more. Take care, Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage at home

A Romantic Porch said...

Alison, your photos are so beautiful. I hope all is well with your father now. How neat, a wedding in April. I want to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It has truly been a privilege to meet you all the way on the other side of the world this past year! I am blessed to have met you. Thank you for sharing your life. xo rachel

Country Wishes said...

Happy New Year Alison,
Paynesville is pretty isnt it, I have been there fishing.
Great news that your dad is coming home.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy New Year!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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