A few words of thanks to those of you who have emailed, commented or messaged me over the past week. I appreciate all comments or feedback 🙂
As mentioned in a previous post, it was a quiet week end. I went to see Prue yesterday and only stayed a short time as she has a cold and was a bit low and I had shopping to do and really just wanted to get home as soon as possible.My energy levels are still down; I hope that I am not coming down with something too!
On Sunday night I called my Mum to catch up as she and Bill are leaving shortly, for a 3 week holiday in Tasmania, where they will celebrate her 70th birthday. They are never home . LOL I am so happy for them, especially for Mum. She is so happy since she and Bill have been together. A far cry from the 40 odd years she had with my father. Harsh yes, but it’s true. Life with him was not fun for anyone but that’s the type of person he was. A complex man who was a good provider but incapable of being a loving father or husband.
As with all the trips they take, Bill has meticulously planned their itinerary and they will be on the go each day. Bill is an historian and his list of places to visit includes most of the cemeteries and historical sites in Tasmania.Coincidentally, that is where Bill and his late wife and my parents spent their honeymoons. They even stayed at the same hotels! Most trips they have taken revolve around researching the family trees but we don’t have, or have never had relatives there- the only place where they have not settled!
His research of the family trees is very thorough and he has traced all of the paternal side and is now working on the maternal side. I wonder if they will travel to France to undertake further research there, when he exhausts the records here?We still have relatives there and it would be nice to make contact with them.
During the conversation with Mum, she told me of a sad incident involving 2 of my brothers, (who are both landscape gardeners) who have been contracted to do some of the clearing work, in the bush fire affected areas. It seems they came across a burnt out wreck of a vehicle, which contained the remains of an elderly man and his dog. Apparently, this elderly gentleman had been missing for weeks and hopes of finding him had faded. At least now, his relatives have closure and he can be given a a dignified burial.Mum said this really upset my brothers and they were considering going to counselling.The tragedy from the fires seems to go on and on.
I have work to do, so I best get back to it. 🙂