Friday, 30 December 2011


Hello from a very warm Western Australia. I hope you are all resting and relaxing after Christmas and looking forward to New Years Eve.

My parents are both out of hospital, Dad came out a day after Mum and have been in the very good care of my sister.  It has been good to come over and assess the situation for myself though and to help out in anyway I can.  Dad and Mum both saw a cardiologist yesterday and will be having tests today in Perth.  My sister is driving and looking after them and I've stayed at the farm to take care of the garden, and the animals and doing some of the things Mum just can't do anymore.  It's good to help out in ways that will make her happy.  We are hopeful that Dad will be able to receive some treatment to help him if we can keep him quiet and resting until they know what they can do.

Dad has some wonderful fruit trees plums, apricots and peaches which have all decided to ripen at the same time.  My sister and I have stewed most of the plums and apricots and put them in the freezer.  
The peaches are just about ready to pick and I had one this morning which was delicious.

I am due to fly back to Melbourne on New Years Day so will catch up after that.

Bye for now,

Anne  xx


  1. Yay, so pleased to read they are both out of hospital Anne. I have been thinking about you and wondering how your parents were going. Was going to email, but you beat me to it........

    I'm sure they would both appreciate you being there and 'holding the fort' stewing the fruit and keeping the garden going in the heat.

    It's a beautiful, Summers day here, not too hot, but will be warming up and you're in for some high temps when you return.

    Take care,

    Claire X

  2. Wishing you well Anne, and your parents too. What an intense thoughts are with you.

  3. I'm so pleased for you. Let's hope they go from strength to strength.
    Love from Mum

  4. Anne, I am glad to hear that your parents are both out of hospital!
    All my best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Glad that you were able to "be there" for your Mum and Dad.
    Best wishes for the new year.

  6. My goodness Anne. Sorry to hear that you have this worry, but glad your parents are out of hospital. All will be good. xx

  7. hey Anne, I've been away from blogland for a while and defo need to catch up here...guessing you've had hard times and hoping from the above that you're through the worst?!
    Wishing you all happy times ahead
    fee x

  8. I'm glad your parents are out of hospital and I wish you all the very best for 2012.


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