Hey there, welcome to another Good Morning Mondays. It is great to be back and I am looking forward to seeing what you have to link up this week.

I actually got all the posts read before Sunday this week and I enjoyed them all.

What have I been up to this past week you ask?? (well maybe not, but I will tell).

Yay I got my mending done, that was until Friday when I brought in some washing and noticed a couple of buttons missing, but my husband now has work pants without holes. I have a couple pairs of my sons jeans to mend but I want to see if they fit him still before I make the effort. If not I will use them for patches, or rework them into a skirt for my daughter.

Piano practice is still in full swing and there are only 4 lessons left until the Eisteddfod, and they are both coming along nicely.

We had Mr H and his wife for tea on Thursday night. They were on their way back from having more scans and it was lovely that they could stop in and join us. They don’t have any results yet and are waiting for the specialist to return to work after his wife had a baby.

Mr H could really give us insight into how he feels about eternal life and the fact that he could be there before he planned. It was wonderful to hear him talk to our children about how God has a plan and how he doesn’t fear death and that God has him and all of us in His hands.

Saturday we went to the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally. This rally is held twice a year and we try to get to both but usually one is all we can manage. If you are a steam buff or love old stuff, this is the place for you.  It is noisy and smelly and sometimes muddy but it is a great time for all.

This is one of the motors and it actually puffed real smoke rings, they were amazing, but I couldn’t get a photo of them, sorry.

They have a pond and the Geelong Model Boat Club bring handmade powered boats to run on the water and they give children the opportunity to have a go. Of course our younger two were there and were thrilled to be old enough to try.


I just enjoy sitting and watching everything going on around me, but my favourite would have to be the old milking displays and the separators and butter churns.


Here is a display of old accordians, there were button, piano and concertinas, and if you hung around long enough they would play them for you.


A good time was had by all.


Our Sunday morning bible study has started again and it was nice to get this going and get back into some corporate study.

Now onto our linkup.

Our top three this week were….


When Your Husband Won’t Pray With You by The Farmer’s Wife at Growing In His Grace
thmb553e3f1743a75The Jesus Code: “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?” + Linkup by Donna at Soul Survival


Cleanliness by Jennifer at Homesteading on Grace

and my favourite…thmb553dfbd68c2dfA God Like You by Candace Jo at Hope in the Healing

I especially enjoyed the clip of the marines singing “These are the Days of Elijah” – amazing.

Thank you all for linking up and I appreciate every one of you and the fact that you take the time to link up blesses me abundantly.

We have bible study this Tuesday night, this is our Revelation study that has been on hold over Easter. We are looking forward to it.

We are having a sewing get together this week on Thursday afternoon, which will be great. We haven’t had one for quite a few weeks due to other commitments so it will be wonderful to catch up again with our friends.

Mothers day is on this Sunday so I think we will have my husbands parents to lunch so that we can honour her motherhood.

What have you got on this week?

I hope that you all have a great week and that God blesses you as you live your life committed to Him.

Blessings to you all.


41 thoughts on “GOOD MORNING MONDAYS #29”

  1. Those places sound like a lot of fun! History is awesome to walk through and see how things once were where you live. In our neck of the woods, it’s literal “Little House on the Prairie” type, as the Ingalls lived about an hour from here to the west, and 3 hours to the east so there are museums and such either direction. There’s old coal mining museums from the 1800’s/early 1900’s, an old mock up frontier town as a museum, a Civil War fort to the north of us–the town also has some of the old original buildings standing and in use, and decorated the down town to reflect the 1840’s-1880’s eras. There’s lots of Civil War monuments and things like “Bushwhacker Days” that re-enact skirmishes on the borders between slave and non-slave states. This is a rich place for the Civil War buff!

    Thank you for sharing all the places you go with pictures–you let us all see things we most likely we’ll never get to see otherwise. 🙂

    1. Wow it sounds quite fascinating and just imagine the Ingalls living nearby. My oldest (married) daughter and her husband have the whole series of the Little House on the Prairie and they enjoy them so much, except for the sad ones. The Civil War isn’t something that we really learn about but my husband and I have always been interested in those types of things. If you ever visit these places and have time in your busy schedule I would love to see some photos. I think like you do that the only way we are going to see these things is this way, I don’t think we will every get to America, although I have such nice new friends there :-). Blessings and thanks for stopping by

      1. if you’re up to sharing an email addy, we have a bunch of pics on the computer where we’ve stopped at local areas that are now designated historical markers for the Civil War. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my post! Love this place always. I am overseas for the next month in the country of Malta working with the missionaries there. Would love to have you all join us on the adventure and appreciate your prayers. ♥

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and it was definitely a pleasure to feature your post, I really enjoyed the marines. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing all about your missionary trip and will keep you in our prayers. Blessings

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  4. You are definitely a woman who blesses her family! I need to get to all that mending this week (you keep me motivated). I have been collecting denim/jean scraps for awhile and have been thinking about making a patch apron or skirt with them this winter. I definitely want to see what you do with yours.
    I love your beautiful pictures, they always make me want to come visit. If you ever advertise on your blog, you should contact a travel company to put a “travel Australia” ad on it. You are that inspiring!
    Be back later to peruse your other articles.

    1. My mending has been there for quite a while and my husband and son were running out of pants. I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner because it didn’t take that much time. I reckon a denim quilt would be nice too, but you would need to have a nice soft fabric for the backing, maybe a flannelette or something similar. It would make a nice boys quilt and would be really hard wearing and warm.
      I have been thinking about advertising, and I appreciate your advice, might look into it.
      Have a great day. Blessings

    1. We did have a great day Jayne and we are looking forward to our sewing afternoon too. How are things going? You have had a lot on your plate and I pray that your daughter is going well. Blessings

    1. Thanks Michele for your comment, mending seems such a big job but I was amazed how little time it did take, I was just procrastinating. Thanks for your Mother’s Day greetings and for stopping by. Blessings and happy mending and happy Mother’s Day to you too whenever you have it.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment. I really enjoy the link up and look forward to every Monday that comes from it, but you are right it is a bit of work, but really worth it. Thanks for supporting it and linking up. Blessings

  5. I love how your friends stopped by and shared with you and your children how God has been working in their lives, bringing His peace to a difficult situation. My post this week shares the story of the stones of remembrance that God instructed His people to set up – not only to remember all He had done, but to inspire faith in the children. So that when they saw the stones they would ask what they meant, and would be told stories of God’s faithfulness. Your friend sharing his story with your children is sort of like him setting up his own ‘stones of remembrance’ and sharing a legacy of faith. Beautiful!


  6. Hello Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party that starts on tonight at 7. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Hey Laura, welcome to Darling Downs Diaries. I am so glad that you stopped by and I hope that we can get to know each other better. Have a great week and blessings to you and your family.

  7. I always enjoy so much reading about what is happening on the farm. I can remember my mom bending over mending socks in the family room. That is almost a lost art today. I also really enjoyed seeing all those old accordions. Our pastors wife used to play the accordion and I loved it. We just talked about having a sing at church and getting those accordions out. That would be wonderful. Blessings.

    1. Hey there Rebecca, I just love mending socks (it’s weird I know), but it makes me feel all pioneering. I am glad that you have memories of your mum doing it, this is great. We have at least 5 piano accordions and a couple of buttons and they are such a fun instrument to play. The lady on Saturday is able to play heaps of tunes without music, she is amazing and it sounds just wonderful. She goes to old folks homes and plays all the good old tunes so that they can sing along, what a blessing she is. Let me know if you have your singing at church, I would love to see some photos. Thanks for stopping by and blessing me. Have a great week. Blessings

  8. That festival looks like a good time. We have an antique tractor club which hosts events several times a year and we never miss it. Love the old time stuff!

    Thanks for joining The Maple Hill Hop this week!

  9. I appreciated what you said about getting all the posts read before Sunday, because here it is Sunday and I’m still reading! Anyway, thanks for linking at Mondays @ Soul Survival and for featuring my post from last week.


    1. Hey there Donna, at least I got them read last week, I didn’t this week, but it is something I really feel guilty about because I really want everyone to feel appreciated for linking up. Family must come first though, so sometimes it doesn’t happen. Thanks for hosting each week too, you are such a blessing. Have a great week.

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