After a very early flight from Brisbane, this finds me waiting at Sydney airport to take a connecting flight overseas.
Where and why you ask?
My son is married to a beautiful Canadian lass and they live near Banff, in Alberta. This announcement was their gift to me on my birthday in March.
Granny quickly got into sewing mode and sent this gift, for Baby Dobbin's room. You might just be able to begin to imagine my anguish, when the parcel still hadn't arrived in Canada after 7 weeks. I was about to shop for more fabric, when 4 days into the 8th week, it finally arrived. Such a relief!
Baby Dobbin's due date was the 26 September, but he was in no hurry to be greeted by his parents.
This is the view from his hospital room on the 2nd October. Benjamin Gordon Dobbin arrived in sunshine and immediately brought sunshine and love to his parents and Grandparents.
I was out hiking [surprise, surprise] when the 'ding' on my phone alerted me to the wondrous news of his healthy arrival.
So you have one super excited, first time Grandma / Granny, impatiently waiting to board her flight to take her, to her darling grandson Benjamin and to a fortnight of unlimited cuddles. It will be so wonderful to share the joy that this precious bundle brings to his parents.
The suitcase is full of gifts for Ben from my amazingly supportive friends, so I had to pass on this delightful manger scene and the koala / santa sleigh. Maybe next year.
Now just a few pics from recent weeks, that have also brought a smile to my face.
This pruned, Callistemon shrub, at a busy local intersection, caught my eye as I drove passed. I just had to find a park and walk back with my I-phone. Nature is just amazing, isn't it? Its bottle brush like flower heads were emerging from the base of its trunk!
And in my garden..............
This blue wren dashed out of the shrubs onto the lawn, but didn't stay long enough for me to get a clear image.
And on my early morning walk.
Now to board my flight for the 13 hour 40 min flight to San Francisco, 4 hours off the plane and finally a 3-hour flight to Calgary, where Ben and family will be waiting for me!
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