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Wow, here we are again another Good Morning Mondays. I find it hard to believe that we have been going for 32 weeks now. The year seems to be going so fast, it is almost half over.

Winter is definitely fast approaching and our week has been cold and damp. Even some of the chickens came onto the back veranda to get out of the rain.


It was good lego playing weather though (after school was done).


I have had a good week and I was out one afternoon with my husband and children and then again that night to our Revelation Bible Study.

Only my husband and I went this time and we really enjoyed it. We have spent the last few months doing an overall study of the book, now we are digging into the individual verses and chapters.

We didn’t have our sewing day this week, I just had a few things I needed to get done around the place before we went to our Son-in-law and daughters place for the weekend. We will get together this coming week and the girls will almost be finished their quilts. We will have to have a discussion about what we do next.

Our youngest granddaughter turned 1 this week and was dedicated on Sunday morning at church. We then had a bit of a luncheon, party to celebrate.

We headed up to their place after music lessons on Saturday and spent the night and helped get a few things ready. Our daughter and son-in-law had most of it done though, but it’s always great to be together.

DSC_1414Here is the birthday cake that No 2 daughter and I put together, go here if you want to see how we did it.

Here is grandpa with our youngest granddaughter. They had some lovely moments together.DSC_1424Here is our no 1 son and no 1 granddaughter having a cuddle. They get on so well.DSC_1423

Our daughter made the girls matching dresses and they looked just beautiful.
DSC_1427She even did the embroidery work (with an embroidery sewing machine) on the front herself. DSC_1431Here is the whole family.


We had a lovely time together with their family and their church family and some other close friends.

Okay enough about us…

Our link up has been going great and growing each week. Unfortunately I can’t always get them read but please keep linking up because what I do read I really enjoy and I am sure that many others are benefiting from your posts.

Our top three this week were…thmb5559072b4d386How to dress when out and about by Jo at Stop…have a chat


The Jesus Code: “Faith, Legacies & the Goodness of God” + LINKUP by Donna at Soul Survivalthmb5558ff1f0185f

Making a Cheap Chicken Coup by The Farmer’s Wife at Grace Garden and Homestead

If you didn’t get a chance to read these, pop over if you can. They are all quite different and all very educational and interesting.

Thank you everyone for linking up and taking the time to send me comments. I am so blessed by them and it makes my morning to wake up to them all.

We only have one week left until the Eisteddfod so we will be relaxing on the piano practice a bit and not pushing it so much.  We will have a sewing afternoon on Thursday and I would like to sew my daughter a new dress, but apart from that there isn’t much else on.

Our no 1 son turns 20 this week, so I will cook him something special for tea and a nice dessert.

I hope you all had a good week and that you will be blessed this coming week.

Let us be thankful for all that we have and prayerful for those in times of stress. Let us keep our eyes open to those around us and help out when God leads us too.

Blessings to you all my dear friends. xxx


Which season do you enjoy best?? In Australia we are about 3 weeks of summer, when the heat descends and so do the flies.


Now I must admit that winter is my most favourite season.  I love being able to start the wood stove and keep the house warm.  I enjoy making hearty stews and soups to feed my family.  I’m happy that I can be inside doing the crafts I enjoy.


Then comes spring, when everything seems to come alive after a long, cold wet winter.  The sun comes out a bit more often and the days warm up and we peel off the layers to allow the fresh air to tingle our skin.

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We get organised to grow our vegetables and the fruit trees start budding and the fruit starts to appear.

Then we ease into summer, or so we should.  Sometimes summer comes with such a bang we have a hankering for winter to come back.  I like it when summer comes softly, when the days start to warm up slowly.

Normally here where we live summer comes and goes.  Sometimes Christmas can be cool and then New Years can be stinking hot. Sometimes we don’t see much heat until the children have headed back to school.  That’s when we go to the beach – when everyone else have finished their holidays.

It does seem sometimes that summer will just go on and on and then all of a sudden it is autumn.  The evenings are cooling off and the days are still quite warm and pleasant.  Then it starts to get colder and colder and then we get rain.

No 2 daughter and son
No 2 daughter and son

Then it starts all over again and I am enjoying my most favourite season once more.

Sometimes these seasons match the seasons in our lives.  There have definitely been times (seasons) that I have just loved.  When the little ones were born, when we decided to homeschool, when God blessed us with our farm.

Then there are always times that haven’t been so enjoyable.  When my parents passed away and life seemed to be so topsy turvy, trying to finalise everything from 2000 kms away and then when our little one went to be with the Lord.

But then like all the different seasons there are good days and bad days.  Days when you don’t want to get out of bed and days when you bounce out ready to attack all that there is.

We can learn so much from the different seasons in our lives.  God allows these seasons to bring glory to His name and to encourage us in His will.

I try to enjoy each new season although my favourite is winter.  I try to be thankful for each one that comes along and to be thankful to God for what He has given us.

May God keep bringing seasons and days and years, may we be open to enjoy them to learn through them and to grow with them.

Ecc 3:1-8  A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

What  is your favourite season??



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