Monday, August 31, 2015

Excuse me....

...for not commenting much but my mind has been all over the place and not on blogging...

We bought a house..... YAY


Met up with Maria all the way from Western Australia... been bloggy friends for years and so wonderful to catch up in real life


... for tea and scones....


...sewed the border on my Natures Journey ....



.. took a road trip.....


... Northwards where it is warm....


Hervey Bay Marina at night....


... for this reason....


... humpback whales....


.. in the clear blue sea....


I'd go back again in a heartbeat... this is the second time we have been to see them .. truly awesome creatures

... had yummy breakfasts ....


... went for long walks on the beach....


... popped in to say G'day to Mary Poppins....
(the author was born in Maryborough apparently in the building behind the sculpture which was a bank at the time)


... shared seafood meals....


...... resting before the September craziness...


... I had a whale of a time (pardon the pun!)....

Righto, Gotta Go.. the thing about going away is all the dirty washing that comes back ... worth it though....


37 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

so nice you got to meet Maria..........NJ looks good.........wow seeing the whales up close...........one day I may get to do that..............

Chookyblue...... said...

OH and wonderful news on the house front.............

Narelle said...

So that answers my 'house' question :)
Always lovely to meet up with bloggy friends ... your trip North looks amazing ... not so warm today though, I'm freezing!
Love your NJ colours.

Maria said...

Was great meeting up with you and Kris.meet up with the Brisses girls yesterday.
Good luck with your packing and move..
Love your holiday pics, especially the whales.

sunny said...

Well of course you haven't had time for blogging! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Maria. We went whale watching in Alaska a couple of years ago, and it was just fascinating to watch them. You have some lovely photos of your time away from the blog. Have fun moving!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona ,wow thats awesome house about your new home,how exciting for you both,your block looks fantastic well done and love those holiday pics,oh how lovely that you got to meet Maria,what a happy life you lead my lovely friend.xx

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on the new house! I think we saw whales once, while we were kayaking. We heard the noise and could see the water motion, so I took zoom photos and when I looked at them, I saw a long whale shape in the water. I would love to see them breaching and close up.

Debbie

Dawn said...

Wow get ready to be busy packing for the new house. I agree that those whales are a truly awesome sight, one of my fondest holiday memories. So lovely to meet up with blogger friends and enjoy tea and scones - we are so lucky xxx

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Love the whale photo's they are such majestic creatures. Good luck on the move, exciting times indeed.

Happy days.
Bev.

Raewyn said...

Great news that you have found a new home -happy packing and shifting :-) It looks like your trip north was fabulous, love all your photos - how far up did you go? Good to see you managed to fit a little crafting in lately too!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the new house - don't envy you the packing but it will all be worth it...eventually!
we were lucky to have maria join us for Sunday Stitchers too.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
exciting news and wonderful pictures.
Congratulations on the house. Are you still able to sleep at night, or are you already placing furnitures?
Greetings,
Sylvia

Jane Galley said...

How exciting Fiona, hope the move and everything related to it goes smoothly. What a wonderful holiday too, they're magnificent creatures

Jennifer said...

Well done on the new house - hope all goes well for you now with the move! Looks like you had a great holiday, I followed your adventures on facebook and you certainly ate well, pleased to see you didn't starve.

Yvonne W said...

Congratulations on the new house. How exciting. I must say the whale photos look great-- my dream to go up there 1 day to see the whales.

marina said...

Hooray on your house!!
looks like you have had a lovely little break. lucky you.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your new house, that's a load off your mind. Hervey Bay is gorgeous. We stayed there many years ago and always said we'd go back one day.......extra special for you to see the whales so close. Love your NJ.

KERYN B said...

Is that a little French general on your natures journey..beautiful. Yay for the house that was quick...did you take my advice and buy in sunny Victoria? Hervey Bay looks beautiful and that fish platter looks amazing....you really have been busy.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I heard you girls caught up...,.lucky things ....great news about the house ... Fantastic photos xxx

Cheryl said...

Love Hervey Bay too Fiona. So exciting that you have a new house. Is it far from where you are now? Lots of packing up for you

Diane Sloan said...

Congratulations on your house...love the whales...and I love your block, those colours are beautiful.

Terry said...

Seeing whales in the wild is on my bucket list! You're so lucky! :0)

Anthea said...

how lovely to meet Maria in person! (she's a bit gorgeous, isn't she? I know)
lots going on for you, whooppee for the new house, can't wait for pics - I presume there'll be a good spot for your sewing & quilting?
Amazing whales, do you speak Humpback?!

Sue SA said...

Yeah for house buying, hope its got a lovely sewing room! Fingers crossed for house selling now!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your new house. I'd love to go see the whales. Maybe next year. we got to meet Maria on Sunday & spent a lovely day stitching with her. Hugs,xx

gracie said...

Wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing them. Congratulations on the new home.

Lin said...

Great news about the house Fiona and what a fantastic trip. Those whales look amazing - as does that seafood platter!! xx

Jindi's Cottage said...

Yay on the house! Do you get a fab sewing room in that deal? Wow awesome whale watching...

Allie-oops Designs said...

Woohoo a new house - oh what FUN!!!! I can't wait to see! Your trip looks awesome, I'd love to see whales - there are none in the Great Lakes. Your NJ is gorgeous!!!!~

Karen S said...

Wow, that is exciting news. I have just checked in to read your August posts and the first thing I see is the news about the house. Congratulations!! You have a busy time ahead of you. It looks like you have been quite busy on the stitching front too. Good luck with all the packing and sorting!!

KaHolly said...

Whales? Oh, my! New house? Congrats! Meeting new old friends is the best!

Cath said...

Whale watching is something you can definitely do more than twice! I have also done it twice and I am very keen to do it again....maybe I can convince my dear husband next season. Congrats on the new house! always an exciting prospect!

kiwikid said...

Yay for the new house!! Hope that goes really well. The whale watching looks amazing....lovely to be by the ocean.

Janice said...

You are excused. Boy you have been busy and also relaxed. Congratulations on your purchase. It sounds like more busy times ahead for you. Isn't the Hery Bay area lovely . To see a whale is something that hope to do....one day.

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh yay about your new house!
Lovely Natures Journey :) How wonderful to visit with Maria, and whales too! Sounds like a lovely bit of time spent :)

Wendy said...

Exciting about the house, that didn't take too long!! What an exciting holiday too, those whales look amazing :)

KAYLEE said...

Loved the photos. That seafood meal looks amazing.

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