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To my best friend…

Clayton’s – The Drink You Have, When You’re Not Having A Drink.

People who don’t know me don’t think I have a problem making friends. Yet, most of my life, I’ve been a “Clayton’s Friend”…the friend you have when you don’t have a friend. This was never intentional on my part, and I don’t mean I never had friends, I had (and have) quite a lot of friends. It’s just that I’ve always been the ‘back up friend’…when best friends had a falling out, Or one was away, I was the replacement, or temporary friend, until they made up, then I was out in the cold again.

There have been periods of my life where this wasn’t the case, but overall…well, it is what it is.

Tusk has been the glaring exception to this. This amazing guy who I met the day I turned 17, has stood by me, stood up for me, supported me, carried me. This guy who just ‘got’ me. Swept me off my feet.

It was a whirlwind romance of 5 weeks when we got engaged. And 5 months til we were married. And you know what? I wouldn’t change any part if that story.

It seems cliched to say we’ve never had much, but we have always had each other, but it’s true.

You still make my heart flutter. I love you. You are my best friend. Thank you for the last twenty five years, and I look forward to forever with you. xx

Add a comment January 7, 2015

Meeting Parp

My paternal grandfather, Parp, died just before I was born, so I never knew him. By all accounts he was a larrikin, and a storyteller, and my dad is just like him. Before he died though, my aunt convinced him to write down some of his anecdotes and experiences of life as a pioneer in the Pilbara.

My aunt was the family historian  – she was the one who researched the family tree, and I think she had intentions of doing something with these recollections but time got away from her. It seems they may have sat in her office for decades, because when she passed almost two years ago my cousins found the half edited notes and decided to finish what she had started.

And so, at Katink’s funeral last week, all the siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews received their own copy of the book they had put together.Image

It’s full of Parp’s photos and remembrances, albeit some not quite politically correct now days, stories of station life, and even some stories about his father.

And this is my favourite photo in the book! My dad is the toddler. He is 86 now.Image

And so now I get to know Parp, just a little. And so do my kids.

1 comment December 30, 2012

Should I warn my parents about a possible auton attack…?

Yesterday while shopping at Target Geraldton I ran across a familiar figure acting as the door greeter.

Add a comment June 24, 2012

Doin’ The Dot Point Thing

After a rather hectic week or two (hence no baking), I have just enjoyed a weekend of thorough awesomeness with family and friends and am failing at getting back into the groove of life. :/

 

What I did:

  • Watched movies under the stars with ~100 family/friends
  • Snuggled under a pristine sky
  • Caught up with cousins and assorted offspring
  • Had a giant bonfire and roasted marshmallows
  • Traded two teenage boys for 3 crayfish
  • De-internetted
  • Cooked, ate and drank
  • Impressed people with my squeaky salad
  • Got teased about being pregnant
  • Caught up with friends
  • Admired the growing menagerie of farm animals
  • Drove passengered? a thousand kilometres
  • Made plans for a big family getaway later in the year

 

What I didn’t do:

  • Sleep (much)

 

Arrived home yesterday in time to go to work last night…*sigh*

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