Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Ausi Bloke....

Last week my Hubz was citizenised


He got a lovely Australian plant


and a very smart certificate


lots of people attended the ceremony


the Queen is in Australia but due to unplanned circumstances she wasn't able to attend but there was a nice big picture of her

This last week we saw the end of a dictator
I don't wish that death on anyone
but having lived under a dictatorship who's big friend was Gadaffi
I believe it is very true that if you live by the sword you will die by the sword

My blog is not political but this week
I have been a bit reflective about how lives and circumstances can change
I still think and pray for my land of birth - Zimbabwe
and pray for Libya and it's people during this time

It is a real treasure and privilege for us to be adopted by a new country
and be able to live how we do


Sitting and thinking how very lucky we are whilst I am doing some quilting

some straight lines with the feed dog


some free motion


.....a couple of OPAM finishes...


since being given a couple of cotton washcloths I just love them  

so I keep some knitting available for in the car

somehow it seems odd to be knitting dishcloths 

do you?

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your Aussie hubz and to you as well!

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  2. Congratulations to your husband - oi oi oi!!! I knit and crochet dishcloths too Fiona.... does this mean I'm odd? probably xx

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  3. Congratulations! And we think it's really special to have you here, too.
    I love the citizenship ceremony and all the different cultures represented at them.
    Lots of wonderful Aussies.

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  4. Congrats to your Aussie hubby Fiona and i have knitted heaps of dish cloths they are great.

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  5. Congratulations to Mr Hugz. He'll be chanting Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi before long!

    I'm not a knitter, but have admired these dishcloths on other blogs. One of my bloggy friend took pity and surprised me with one... Seem too pretty to use on the dirty dishes though.

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  6. Congratulations to your husband. I reflected on what you wrote...sometimes humans are so cruel to one another. Glad you are here now!

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  7. Congrats on you Aussie Hubby! Robyn Gordon Grevillea are beautiful! I hope ou get lots of enjoyment from it!

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  8. Welcome to the mob!
    Shame Her maj couldn't make it, she obviously didn't hear about the lovely cakes you make.
    I did feel it hard to see the footage of Gadaffi but I then also thought of all those who suffered at his whim. It is true- the sword fell
    I love the wash cloths but won't use them so I haven't been tempted to knit them. The ones I have are very safe from water damage.

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  9. Exciting times for your Hubz..and a lovely plant as a memory of the ceremony.... with what is happening at the moment it sure makes you feel fortunate to live in this part of the world...

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  10. Congratulations to you hubby. How exciting for you both. Hugs,

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  11. Congratulations to Mr Hubz! I have never knitted dish cloths...

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  12. Congratulations to your husband, how wonderful it is to be accepted and happy in your new home country.

    I only use knitted dish clothes now. Haven't bought any for well over a year, I love them.

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  13. Congratulations to mr bubz rugz!!!
    Oh and I love your dish cloths too, very Eco friendly. :o)
    Hugs
    Joy :o)

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  14. Congratulations to Mr Hugz. I'm sure you will have just the right place to plant the Grevillia. I can understand why you are reflective at the moment. We all hope Lybia's future is much improved. I agree that knitted wash cloths are great and so lovely and quick to knit.

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  15. Welcome to another New Aussie!! I think sometimes we do not realise how lucky we are to live in this beautiful country.

    Nice finishes Fiona.

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  16. Congratulations to your dear hubby !Too bad the Queen couldn't make it though. As for the dishcloths I have never made one but have used lots of them made by friends, they are wonderful!hugs

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  17. A big Congratulations to Mr. BubzRugz on his Australian Citizenship! That is definitely something to celebrate. So I think it very rude that her Majesty couldn't find the time to drop by! (just kidding, of course!) And I always keep the people of Africa in my prayers...I sponsor two children there; one in Tanzania and one in Rwanda.

    I can't knit and don't have any knitted dishcloths, but I do have some crocheted ones and I love those!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  18. Congrats to him!

    I don't talk political either. But I am always thankful for what we have; although I worry that if we keep messing around we won't have it forever.

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  19. Congratulations to your hubby on his Australian citizenship. I do knit dishcloths and hotpads and love them. They also make great gifts.
    Nola

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  20. Welcome to our new Aussie...good on ya mate!...

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  21. Congrats to your hubby becoming an Aussie. We here take our way of life for granted. We need a wake up now and then so we know just how lucky we are.

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  22. Congrats to your hubby! I've had many political thoughts in the last week or so - both international politics (I felt sick about Ghadafi, even though I know he did a lot of evil) - and local politics - Canada scrapping the gun registry, which I agree with, and imposing stiffer sentences, which I partially agree with. Life seems too complicated sometimes.

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  23. Aww Congrats!!! What a wonderful time for you both :)

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  24. Congratulations to our new Aussie.
    I realize how lucky we are to live in our free country when you see the terrible news reports every night. Incidentally, I love your photo of the iris on your header. Such a stunning colour.

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  25. a big 'good onya mate' to your husband. I for one am very happy you both adopted us too.

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  26. Congratulations to your husband! Our world can be a scary place to be at times, so much strife, some by man's own hand and some by Mother Nature. Guess we all have to live for today ..........

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  27. Beauty Mate!!!!
    Congrats to Australia's newest citizen. A beautiful shrub to plant in your garden.
    Love those knitted dishcloths.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  28. Congrats to another new Aussie. My hubby did the same thing in 1988.. although he still has his accent!
    Loved my visit with you and yours... as usual! Thanks!

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  29. Wow Fiona, I've just learnt so much about you I didn't know! I didn't know you were zimbabwean (not sure that's the right word!) or that you married a "foreigner". Where is hubby from?

    Oh, and congratulations to him!

    I know what you mean about Gadaffi, although it's great that he's been toppled, and although many many people suffered at his hands, I didn't like the way he was killed, it just didn't sit right with me.

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  30. I am an odd dishcloth crochet person - I used up some vintage gem making a very lot last year and converted some of my family.
    Welcome to your new Aussie Boy!

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  31. Hey Fiona! Congrats to your Sweetie on his citizenship! :0) Can't wait to see your puppy quilt finished ... I love Toni's applique designs. Hope you're having a great week and having fun stitching! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  32. Fi, I am so glad that you and Hubz came over here to Oz.. we are so very lucky in this wonderful country..
    I love your new header...

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS to your mister, my dear, how awesome is that! I'm very, very glad that you are both safe and sound and happy in your adopted country. Home is in your heart, not a place, after all...

    I pray for Libya too, that there are much better days ahead.

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