On Monday Nana had a little bit of breakfast and at the age of 96, fell asleep and passed away peacefully.
Her life was one big history lesson. Her father was a soldier in the first expeditionary force to leave the English Shores to France to fight against Germany.
At the age of 24yrs he lost his life, and my 10mth old grandmother lost her father.
His wife faced WWI alone. She worked in the munition factory at
Arsenal then became one of the very first Police Women in London to support herself and her young daughter.
By WW2 Nana lost her very loved Army step-father, and younger brother and her Mother again faced another war by herself bringing up children.
Eventually when my Nana married, had four boys, they migrated to Tasmania where a new life began.
Yesterday Hannah and Paige and I have travelled to be with the family and to go to Nana's funeral tomorrow where my children will hear priceless details of the rich history surrounding Nana's extaordinary if not at times, hard, life.
So here I sit and have some time so thought I'd update some of the DT LO's that have come up while away.
SCRAP THAT POETRY #18
I'm guesting for this challenge. You can find it here. I love this poem.
This is Hannah on a beach in far north Queensland.
And sometime after, I scrapped this layout of her in her new 'nest' which she claimed immediately snuggled in and slept for ages!!
Scrappy got lonely so Hannah and I went to the pet shop and got her a friend. There wasnt any grey zebra finch males only fawn female ones, so we got her 'Booky'.
Back then also -I scrapped this with a dt pack of MME I had to scrap with - so not me!!! But nevertheless, with grimmace I did my 'job'!! lol (got to giggle...look at the tiny bit of lace I've stuck down the bottom must have been almost in protest!! he he!)
Then lately Booky has been very crabby and picky, they have laid dozens of eggs over the past year or so and poor old Scrappy have been the brunt of Booky's outbursts. DH said - she needs a mate!! A MALE mate
So Hannah and I went to the pet shop again....and sure enough there was one male grey and one male fawn in amongst all lot of female finches.
SO introducing Croppy (grey) and Inky (fawn)
Inky and Booky pretty much hopped in the nest together amost straight away!
Look at the smug look on Inky's face, the innocent look on Booky's face....
ANd the shocked look on Croppy's face!!!
Then Inky thought he's have a go at Scrappy and Croppy wasnt havent any of that!!!
He had quite a bit to say!
Oh and Croppy just loves to be in all the photos!!
They are complete time wasters!! Its easy to sit there, lose track of time and keep taking photos!
Booky has settled down quite a bit and didnt end up picking the Fawn Finch 'Inky' as her mate as we'd planned - nope... she ended up with the Grey Finch 'Croppy'! He must have been 'prettier' to her, and sadly, Inky showed now interest in 'Scrappy' whatsoever and that was that.