A somewhat belated Happy New Year to everyone, I hope it brings all you hope for!
|This is the bear I made for Tobias for Christmas|
|This is the bear Tobias thought was his when he saw it. I thought brown would be a better colour for a four year old boy!|
|A family Christmas lunch under b the grapevines.|
After several hours in the kitchen and the wonderful assistance given by my daughter, lunch was served on the patio under the grapevines. Much eating, drinking and merry-making later, and we moved our festivities to our neighbour's continuing late into the night where Tobias had a ball! On a subsequent berry picking visit a few days later, he asked "Where are all the people?"
|A rather poignant photo of our two boys|
|And visiting Oma, recovering very well after spinal surgery shortly before Christmas!|
We also visited my mother (Tobias' Oma). It was so good to see her looking so well and pain free after her spinal surgery. After so many months thinking this was all life offered, and then have this miracle just in time to enjoy Christmas! Not so long ago she would not have been able to have Tobias on her lap. Now, hopefully Mum will have many more years to enjoy life again.
Well folk, that's about all. Tasmania has had a very fraught beginning to the year with devastating bushfires around the state. Yesterday there was a worrying outbreak not so very far from here, but happily the wind and tempereature dropped over night and the threat has eased. I will, however, keep an eye on the skies and keep checking the TFS website for updates and of course pray that we get some much needed rain soon (tonight would be good!).