We had a glorious time down south, despite yucky weather caused by the approach and eventual fizzing out of Cyclone Bianca, which fortunately did very little other than drop a bit of rain, increase the humidity and rough up the sea.
But we still had a wonderful time, especially with grandchildren Mack and Harper.
Mack had a ball with Will, and lots of fun swimming, surfing, studying bull ants and beating me at Mario Kart.
He started Year 2 at school yesterday — amazing!
It was one-year-old Harper's first trip to the beach house and it was a bit of a shame that the weather was either too hot or windy, and the sea too rough and noisy, to take her paddling.
Oh, but Nanna Lesley enjoyed lots and lots of cuddles and affection!
She is an amazing eater — whatever is placed in front of her. Broccoli, carrots, avocado, cherries, spinach, tomatoes, the lot! And while it was all a bit strange for her at first, once she'd settled in she slept almost all night every night, until after 7am.
We miss both of them.
:: Started some round-and-round knitting therapy (a beanie for Lily, who is about to move to Melbourne) as we watched the news unfold yesterday of Queensland's approaching menace, Cyclone Yasi.
I think the whole nation watched anxiously all day — we all still feel such an emotional connection with Queensland after the disastrous floods in the south of the state.
This super-cyclone was even more of a worry as fellow blogger and Scrabble mate Tracey lives in Townsville, which is about 200km south of where the eye crossed the coast but was still subjected to an incredible battering. And is still experiencing huge winds today.
We experienced vicariously a little of what she went through as she posted bulletins on her blog and on facebook.
Thankfully, she and her family are safe and sound.
Seems Nature really has got it in for Queensland this year, which is a worry!