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Big4 Nambucca Beach Holiday Park

14 Sep

“Our dog friendly holiday park is set on the beach and in natural bushland with abundant wildlife. Enjoy 4 star accommodation in this retro funky park.Choose from a elevated surf shack, funky bathing box, beachfront villa, drive-through or ensuite powered site, standard or budget powered site. Wake up in the morning and go for a stroll on the beach while the kids have a ball on the jumping pillow, heated pool and playground. In the afternoon, go for a drive to the on the beach to the Valla lagoon or pain a rock on the well renowned V wall. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and super clean facilities. More information and online bookings on.”
We booked accommodation for five nights in this holiday park.  It says:

September 2017 Diary

12 Sep


I love taking some photos when I manage to go for a walk. When I took the above pictures I had taken my walking stick along. This made walking so much easier. I had not been walking very much during the past few weeks. It had always been rather cold and often extremely windy. The last few days I was determined to go out each morning at least for a little bit and get used to walking again. When I do it regularly, it really makes a difference. Often I feel more confident again to walk around without using my walking stick. This warmer and calmer weather makes me feel that spring has finally arrived here in the Illawarra of NSW, Australia. I just hope  for a bit of rain in the near future because for quite some time we had nearly no rain at all and everything is starting to dry out.

Diane Keaton Movie: Hampstead

12 Sep

Peter and I saw today this Diane Keaton movie about Hampstead. Peter had first to go to the Private Wollongong Hospital for an appointment with his podiatrist who is fitting him some insoles. These insoles might help him with his walking. The podiatrist spent with Peter a bit over an hour. It was already 11,45 when we left the hospital. This left us less than half an hour to make it to the GALA in Warrawong to see the movie. But we were lucky. We still made it on time. This movie was well worth seeing. I am glad we did make it.



“Starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, Hampstead is a heartwarming romantic comedy set around the beautiful Hampstead Heath in London, a quiet piece of countryside in a vast metropolis. Living in a lovely old apartment on the edge of the Heath, American widow Emily Walters (Keaton) feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald (Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. When property developers attempt to destroy his home, Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle and soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something special about this gentle and unconventional man.”

Father’s Day 2017 in Australia

2 Sep


Peter baked these two cakes for Father’s Day. It is an almond meal cake and an apple crumble yeast cake. The almond cake just now gets a bit more filling and decorating.

We hope some people are going to turn up to help us eat the cakes!

Diary, September 1st, 2017

1 Sep


Two weeks ago, on Friday, the 18th of August, Martin drove us to Sussex Inlet. And only two days before that, on that Wednesday, he drove us to Newcastle to see Lauren and have lunch with Lauren. We first stopped at the place where Lauren lives with her mother. Lauren showed us their house which is small but comfortable. In the back there is a huge garden area with lots of flowers and a double garage that they do not use as a garage but is furnished in a way that would make it suitable for parties, I guess. Lauren asked us, would we like a cup of tea. Of course this was very welcome.

Martin and Peter were walking around a bit more while Lauren went to make tea for us and I was sitting down to wait here:


Lauren is nineteen, she is our youngest granddaughter. She could take the day off because she works most weekends. This year she got her driver’s license and she bought herself a second hand car. Lauren drove us in her car to the beach for lunch.

Lauren and her mum have two dogs.


Peter takes a picture of me while I try to take a picture of the dog.


The other dog is a female puppy, that is growing to be quite tall. 

I took some pictures of the double garage:


Peter took these these pictures after our lunch at the beach cafe.



This is Lauren in her Mum’s garden

And this is where we had lunch:



This is where Lauren had parked her car.

This is the food we had at the beaches cafe:


Gaby’s Birthday, 28th of August

28 Aug

Today,  Peter wrote the following letter to his daughter Gaby who passed away five years ago:

Dear Gaby,
today would be your birthday and I’m sure we would have visited. Sixty years is an enormous number but you did not quite make it. Your fiftieth birthday comes to mind for which you organised a big party for your friends and relatives. It was a great occasion, we will never forget. We even danced together. I’m sure you would have organised something for your sixties too. Perhaps some of your carers are having
a drink at the Parramatta Leagues Club to remember you. There is a picture with all of them. They were more than just carers, they were your good friends and were with you right to the very end. Your life was a shining example of how one should live. You showed us not to despair and to accept the things we can’t change and make the most of it. With this lesson in mind, we have accepted your life and your passing. Memories can be bitter and sweet but we stick to the good memories. Our thoughts are with you every day of our lives but more so today. Mum and I, we wish we could be with you and give you a big hug. XO

Gaby celebrated her 50th birthday on the weekend after her birthday.


Gaby celebrating her 50th Birthday


Gaby and her Carers


Gaby with Family

Gaby’s Birthday

28 Aug

Today, 28th of August 2017, Gaby would have been sixty years! She died five years ago. I searched in my published posts what I wrote about Gaby’s birthday:

On the 2nd of September 2015 (two years ago) I wrote the following:

“Last Sunday turned out to be a lovely family day at our home. It was beautiful to be surrounded by children, grand-children, and great grand-children for a few hours in the afternoon.  Some almond-cake was left from Gaby’s birthday. There was also freshly baked cheese-cake. Peter had baked this cake!”

There is a picture of Peter’s freshly baked cheese-cake and another picture that was taken on Gaby’s birthday in 2015. The birthday picture shows an almond cake as well as a picture of Gaby and some flowers. Following this are some pictures with three year old Lucas and eleven months old Alexander in it and I mentioned that our daughter Monika took these pictures of her grandsons an sent them to me for my post.

Here can be found more posts about Gaby: