Saturday, 5 June 2010

The past week.............

Just over a week ago, our family lost our beautiful Nan! She turned 88 in February. She was a kind hearted, loving lady who was a whizz in the kitchen (my favourite Golden Syrup Dumplings and Peppermint Slice!!). She was the sewer of the family too, and made us all many, many outfits, each our own Raggedy Anne doll (which I still have!)....... The sewing skill rubbed off on me I think! Thanks Nan xx I remember when I was a little girl, she would rub silk in my hair to make it shiny, and tuck me in SO tight that I didn't move all night LOL. One embarrassing memory I have is...... One time we walked to the shop after I stayed over the night to buy an ice-cream. Once there, I peered into the big freezer to pick what I would like...... I couldn't see the one I wanted - a triangle one! Yes, a triangle one...... I had the shop keeper puzzled as was Nan..... Me, I started to chuck a little bit of a 'tantie'! We later found out the 'triangle' one was a Cornetto ice-cream.... only new out and the shop didn't have any! LOL..... I used to remind Nan of that outing and we both had a laugh about it!

We love and will miss you our sweet Nan xx


While the family was here from QLD, we decided to take some 'time out' and went to catch up with friends Vicki and Christine at the Cherry Shed in Latrobe. Here is from left Vicki, Christine, Roseanne and Myself...... Mum took the pic and who knows where Kate took off too!:



And, while we were there Roseanne gave Christine her Bag Swap Gift...... Here is Christine with it!


What is Roseanne up to? Hmmmm smoking? Nah, we made her do it LOL


Desert time! Here is what a few of the girls had...... Pancakes with Cherry sauce and ice-cream and NOT the half serve either, but I wont tell! Naughty naughty!!


Me..... I had a scone with Jam and Cream of course!


I have more pics of our day out..... will get to them tomorrow.
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
x Sarah

13 comments:

Vicki said...

(((((HUGS))))) Sarah. Your Nan looked like a really lovely Nan :)
Your day out looked like it was a fun day too. Lots of yummy goodness :)

Jan said...

What a lovely photo of your Nan, Sarah. I'm so sorry for your loss; I'm sure you have many lovely memories of her to treasure.
Jan xx

Jan said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dear Nan ,thankfully she left you a priceless gift ,the talent to sew ,what great pictures of your day out ,...love Jan xx

Christine said...

It was a fun day ... a 1/2 serve for me next time I think!
Your Nan looks lovely .. nice that you have so many fond memories of her. Take care.
Christine

clare's craftroom said...

So sorry about your nan . That is such a lovely happy photo of her . All the best to your whole family .

Mary said...

Sorry to hear about your Nan. What a great photo to remember her by.
Your day out sounds wonderful. Love the pictures of you and the food!!

MARYNAN said...

Sarah, I just want to send my best wishes to you after the death of your Nan. These things hit you hard, I know. What lovely memories you have of her!! I am glad you spent many happy hours with her too!!

Maryanne

Jo in TAS said...

Sorry to hear about your Nan, I think I would have loved her too as Golden Dyrup Dumplings are one of my favs too!
Hugs
Jo

Pauline said...

Hey Sarah, I didnt realise you had lost your nan..so sorry to hear that... memories are the most wonderful things..hang on to them
cheers

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear about your Nan..sounds like you have some good memories.

(((hugs)))

Fiona said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Sarah. Big Hugs to you sweetie ((((hugs))))

Fee XX

Chookyblue...... said...

sorry to hear about your nan........

glad you girls had a nice time catching up.......

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Sarah! So sad to hear you've lost your beloved Nan, but glad to hear you have some wonderful, warm memories of her, so she will live on in your heart. How lovely to have the sewing link with her, too. Big Bear Hugs! KRIS