It has been a month since we left Charters Towers for the humid, beach-side city of Townsville. I have discovered that even though my son Sam, and daughter Kezzie, live just two hours west of us, it's not easy to get together any more!
So when Sam said he was coming to visit for the weekend I was over the moon!! My boy was finally going to see where we live, and we could celebrate him getting his drivers license the week before.
Blossom was extra thrilled at her big brother's arrival and it was only minutes before the fun and laughter began...
They spent all Saturday cruising around town in Sam's car, as well as visiting the toy sections of a few department stores. The Nerf Gun (above) was a huge hit in more ways than one!
On Sunday Mr E and I left home early for a beach-side breakfast with the Ulysses Club...
It was very hot, so we stayed put under the shade most of the time. At 9am we all rode up to the Hervey Range Heritage Tea Rooms for a leisurely coffee and morning tea. I love riding with a large group! We visit the Tea Rooms every few months - you can see photos HERE from one of our previous trips.
After Mr E and I said farewell to our fellow Ulyssians, we rode to the Townsville Showgrounds to meet up with Sam and Blossom, who had taken part in a 300-car police escorted cruise around the city raising awareness of the need for a...
There were many classic cars, vintage cars, motorbikes, and regular rides all gathered at the Showground, so we walked around for an hour checking out as many as we could. Naturally Mr E was drawn to the bikes, while Sam headed round the cars...
Too soon the weekend was over and Sam had to leave. He has been doing up his car the last couple of months, and is so relieved to finally have his license, so we're sure to see him again soon. Yay!!
Blossom has settled into life here fairly well, though she spent most of her first two weeks looking for a new job. Praise God, she started work yesterday at a Pharmacy where she will undergo a 4-year traineeship as a Naturopath!
She is also picking up the needle and thread once more and setting her mind to some designing. In the next issue of Elefantz HOME you will find she is my guest designer, and I know you'll love what she has for you...
I am still working on my three Kitchen-themed designs for this issue, but I think I'll show you one of them to whet your stitching appetite!
My friend Wendy's husband, Joe, has a saying, "Cook with love...", and it's a pretty important component of my time in the kitchen as well. This cafe apron is sure to put a loving smile on your face as you cook, too!
Plenty of pocket space, and don't you love the buckle!?
You'll love the other two designs I have for this issue, but I'll wait until just before the 29th to show you.
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Have a wonderful day!