Sunday, February 03, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy....

Another great sunny day here and we are going to a free concert in the park, taking a picnic and going to chill out before I head back to work tomorrow. Yup - have had the past 3 weeks off and have loved every nano second of it. I switched off the cellphone and tossed it into a drawer, it isn't being liberated until 8am Monday 4 February. So there.

While I have been away from work, I have embarked on a family project. You ,know the sort - loads of photos and a heap of 'where the hell do I start"?  This one is of my mum and myself - I'm the short one.



This project is pretty cool, having unusual family surnames has made it a bit easier to trace back the generations - to the Scots on Dad's side to the English on mum's. So - will be interesting to see what else I can dig up. Mum has a 'significant' birthday this month and we are all gathering (not like vultures0 for a celebration in her wee town of Kaknui. The locals won't know what's hit them!

So, while I am down here sunning myself and trying to ignore that yucky feeling of 'work tomorrow' - since you can't join me for the picnic you can atleast enjoy the artist we are hearing for free this arvo. Enjoy! And spot ya round the watercooler...


7 comments:

louciao said...

So happy to hear that you've been having a great lark of a summer holiday! Your project sounds daunting and satisfying, hard work and fun all rolled into one. Party on and make sure to have lots of tales for the water cooler meeting.
xo

VioletSky said...

She is a lovely singer. I am sure you enjoyed the picnic and concert.

Steve said...

Sounds like you have had a great break... my only wish for you is that you could have another 3 weeks on holiday!

Marginalia said...

What a lovely pic: 1966? It looks early 50's, from your mum's dress: especially the hat. On the way to or just back from Sunday Church?

Please stop telling us how hot it is. It's not fair you teasing us frozen mites like that.

Vicky said...

I have a huge box of family photos and slides too, I ignore them every time I walk into the spare room LOL

Rol said...

Cool - I need all the sunshine I can get after fighting through the snow today! Thanks.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Great picture of you and your mum! Good luck with the project - wonderful idea.