FAMILY

UPDATE ON TOM AND PHILLIP

20/08/2017 – Tom and Phillip in the real world

This is the one and only photo I managed to get of Phillip on my last visit to Adelaide.  He is very happy working at Supashock, Magill,  http://supashock.com/   for anyone interested, making shock absorbers for racing cars and military vehicles  Phillip is in his second year out of University as a Mechanical Engineer and is loving the work, the responsibility and the design.  A very busy young man, he has taken the transition from student to employee and run with it.  Go Phillip.

Tom is working on turning his Honours Project into a small business.  Called Stemtap, the system provides a platform for play and problem based pedagogies to teach children in a meaningful way.  Seems to involve a lot of coding, which is the current catch phrase in education these days.  Above photo is Tom and his colleague giving a presentation.

Here we have Tom in his office, looking busy. Although I do think that is a big jar of coffee on his desk!  Anyway he is very busy this year and only just has time to play footy.

Here he is kicking a ‘booter’, how well I remember the days when Tom, Phillip and Jamali played footy out the back of the house, Jamali was always convinced that every kick of his was a ‘booter’.

Here is Tom, showing us that he can run as well.

And this is what you do after your game of footy, a tradition since they were four years old.  Go Tom.  The twins will turn 24 in October, where did that time go?

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UPDATE ON JAMALI

19/08/2017 – Up to date report on number one son

Jamali and his girlfriend Sasha took me out to lunch on Mother’s Day.  It was lovely meeting Sasha, and great to catch up with Jamali.

Back to my place for a few photos.  Jamali is living in Perth now with Sasha, but he is still working up north, near Karratha, but has a pretty good swing of 12 days on and 9 days off.  So really no excuse to not see him MORE OFTEN JAMALI!!!!

One of the pluses of Jamali having a girlfriend is that I get sent some beautiful photos, thanks Sasha. (and there are so many more photos, just lovely).

Foreston, South Australia.

Quite the fit, cool couple!

Jamali showing us he can cook?

 

Last but not least, this is Coco, Sasha’s companion when Jamali is away.  That was Coco in May.  And wait for it …….

This is the latest photo of Coco in July.  Grown just a bit!!!  But what I really love is that Jamali and Coco are ‘dressed’ in the same colour scheme.  You know what they say about owners and their dogs???

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FAMILY IN QUEENSLAND

January 2017 – Bundaberg, Queensland

Some family photos for relatives and close friends.

Chris swimming in Rosie’s pool.

The three sisters, together for once.

And again with dad.

Dad with his first cousin Ruth, who flew up from Melbourne to catch up with us all.  And a big yeah to dad who is turning 90 years old next month.  10/7/2017.  Looking good dad.

My personal favourite. Everyone is fed up with having their photo taken, Ruth thinks we have finished and starts to walk off, while Rosie and Chris have a quick giggle.

Here’s a nice one of mum and dad.

Me and Chris with mum, and yes I know I had had a bit too much sun.

Last one, me with mum and dad.  Now I need to try and get some decent photos of my sons to put up on here, it has been a few years since I did that, and they have grown up somewhat!

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A WALK THROUGH SERPENTINE NATIONAL PARK

4/12/2016 – More Fun with Chris and Bruce

Having seen this beautiful area once before, (going home from Dwellingup) I thought it would be a great place to take Chris and Bruce for a bush walk near the city.

There were some pretty wildflowers out (as above) that I haven’t been able to find the names of.  I am very frustrated, and I have a book of Australian Wildflowers but they don’t seem to be in it!

Early on, Chris and Bruce notice this shy lizard that was hiding by the side of the path. Any excuse for having a practice with the camera. The next two photos are Chris’s.

Beautiful close up.

Showing us what he had for breakfast!

Moving on, some lovely purple flowers I can’t find the name of.  Sister, Chris tells me these are Mulla Mulla!  The picture in the book is less rounded, but they do look similar.

And this is my close up that I am very happy with.

 

This is the Grape Grevillea (Grevillea bipinnatifida).

Chris and I wanted some photos of us together, “Just walk naturally” she is telling me as we both start clowning around.

Here we are in a less guarded moment, hats and sunnies on, enjoying the Australian bush.

We finally get to the top where there is a great view of the river and dam.  See the gorgeous orange tree to the left.  These are definitely bee attracting trees.

And I got a close up of the bright, attractive plus a couple of bees.

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