Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
This morning I was rudely awoken by a FaceTime from my son and it wasn’t to wish me a happy Valentine’s Day as it was still 13th for him! He woke me from a dream about people in the UK that has stayed with me all day. I have been having a lot of dreams here – probably my brain sorting all the rubbish from my head!
During nap time I went out to for some fresh air. I bought a tuna salad roll from Subway and some water and found a bench to sit at. This was my view in front …..
It was a lovely peaceful time during which I ate my lunch, read my book (the reading sunglasses worked a treat) and did some knitting. I was disturbed by a number of things. Firstly, a young French woman who had her bag stollen on the beach and was seeing if it had been dropped somewhere, secondly by a couple who sat on a bench not far away and the woman spoke loudly enough for me to eavesdrop – which I happily did until I realised I wasn’t interested in her not so nice gossip, thirdly by a selection of bird life….. A white Ibis.
and a wild turkey…
The French woman came back and I asked if there was anything I could do – did she have a phone, money? Fortunately, she had her brother with her so she wasn’t on her own. I always think that if my son needed help someone would be kind enough to help him and so like to offer assistance if the opportunity comes up.
I got home just after Elsie had woken up and not long after we made out way to the pool. On the way there Alice and I talked some more about tracing ancestors who had come to Australia and about Gran’s Auntie Winnie who came to Sydney sometime around 1920. I said if I could get more information like dates and full names I would look into it for her. I have done quite a lot of searching for Dad for the Parker family tree and I only hope that my results are not red herrings! It is odd to think that I may have more relatives over here than I area day know about. I am not sure if I shall find a living relative though as the privacy laws have changed since 1980 making it more difficult to trace people that are still alive.
Anyway, I managed 10 lengths in the pool today which I know isn’t many but it is the most I have done so I am quite happy with myself.
I am writing this blog after having had a bolognase supper and whilst I am waiting for another FaceTime with Castell. Hopefully, he will ring before I fall asleep! Lol.
Quote for today about ancestors: “I am bound to them, though I cannot look into their eyes or hear their voices. I honour their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them.” Anon