It is hard to believe that it is 6 days since I last wrote a blog post. I am still here but have been busy.
The day after my last post we went on a picnic with a group of my extended family. I had intended to take some photos but that did not happen. We had planned this outing a few weeks earlier but unfortunately a late-season cyclone put a bit of a dampener on the event. We went ahead as planned at Suttons Beach on the Redcliffe Peninsula, north of Brisbane.
It didn’t quite look like this last weekend but I would highly recommend it as a venue, especially if you have young children as there is plenty of grassed areas, fabulous playgrounds and a sheltered beach within easy reach.
Regardless of the weather, I am blessed to be able to share events like this with my extended family and see everyone enjoying each other’s company. I have been reading a series of posts today on a popular forum about family relationships and particularly between children and their grandparents. I am saddened to read of the bitterness and resentment that various family members hold against their parents and children. The reasons are many and I am sure some are entirely valid, however, it reminds me to be thankful for my exceptional family who are very dear to me.
This weekend we finally have some glorious autumn weather and The Duke and I are making the most of it by getting some jobs done in the garden. I hope to take some photos and wil share them with you tomorrow.
I took my cousin from America who is staying with us to Redcliffe yesterday and it was glorious. We live in a very special part of the world.
I hope your cousin enjoyed her stay. The weather was glorious for your day at Redcliffe.