Sunday, December 27, 2009

MY CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN FULL OF WONDERFUL SURPRISES!!


Hi ladies.....hope you all had a lovely Xmas and New Years is just around the corner...

I am quite fortunate?? in that i live on the water overlooking Melbourne so we get to see all the New Year's Eve fireworks without having to leave my front door..we all just sit on the balcony.....& watch it....
BUT the downside is that sooo many people park along my street to watch these fireworks..that is fine...but with NO toilets provided by the council..

GUESS whose front yard (and my neighbours etc)..becomes the local toilet??...
MMMM caught several "gonzos" urinating in our gardens...so that is the down side ...

ANYWAY thought i would share a little snippet of my surprises received at xmas.....

okay...provided Xmas Eve dinner for about 15...was cooking all day & just HAD to go to bed at 10.30 pm...THE OLD GIRL HAD HAD IT!!

just dozing off & the door bell rings...WHO IS THIS??? GRRR GGRRRR!!! GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hubby answered and the NEXT minute BYRON is approaching me to give me a big KISS...

YES!! my 22 yo so who lives interstate..finished work..caught a plane...flew home..TO SPEND XMAS day with us..

WELL that was AWESOME....(hubby knew about it but kept it under wraps...now I know why he kept saying to me ..."dont go to bed just yet..stay up for a while")..
BUT he had to fly out Boxing Day morning (early) as he has a part time job during his uni studies...
WELL he rang me at 7.00 am..(from the airport as he went to buy some newspapers to read...AND my gosh..he got such a "SHOCK" seeing his grandfather on the FRONT PAGE)....
and he said "GUESS WHO IS ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE AGE"...???
(the age is a melbourne newspaper...about 150 yrs old...an institution in Victoria).
YES !!! MY 86 yo DAD...!! byrons GRANDAD...

i knew he was going to be written up as my dad swims every summer...ALL the BAY swims...HE is the OLDEST competitor in the well known "LORNE PIER TO PUB"...swim...

we had a reporter at my house interviewing dad last week..BUT THOUGHT it would be ON the BACK sports page.

BUT MY DAD was on the FRONT PAGE of SATURDAYS AGE...

awesome feat for the OLD FELLA!!!
(other son said it must be a slow news day!!! smart ??????....he was joking)...!!

SOO I have had a lovely Xmas...

Lots of surprises...

Lots of perfume as well!!!
yes!! i DO LOVE my perfume..

xx andrea






12 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Merry Christmas Andrea

Goodness you certainly did have a fantastic Christmas

I must see if I can hunt up a copy of Saturday's Age - how thrilling, congratulations to him!!

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Andrea, Merry Christmas. What a day of surprises - cannot believe your dad made the front page of the Age what a thrill for you. How nice of your son to surprise you like that. You sure had a good day. Oh what sort of perfume did you get?
Sandy

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Andrea - wow that is very impressive your dad on the front of The Age. Think he is a legend! Lovely to hear about your xmas - must pop into the Apple shop soon ! Mel xxx

the*pink*princess said...

How Cool having your dad on the front page,what a fit fella!!!
I am SOOOO hearing you about the waterfront thing and toilet!!!! I am housesitting my cousin's waterfront house in Balmain East and a whole stack of people came on christmas day and sat right on the beach outside his house and left so much crap and rubbish behind!!!Apparently on New years eve they start arriving 8am and stay all day for the fireworks until after midnight!! He is opposite the harbour bridge.And they just use the bushes as toilets,the filthy pigs.And the same car of bogans arrive every year and parks out the front and they just deal drugs all day! So i have all that to look forward to on Thursday night!!

Have a good new years!!!

Lesley : )

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

WOW!!!! That is like HUge....Front page! But he is amazing!!!!
And very desrvedly should be front page after the op and all..
Glad xmas came with great things for you and your boy home too

Janean said...

Andrea, it sounded like a Christmas fit for a TV commercial!!! yay!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Andrea, you know I saw the photo on the paper and did wonder if that was your dad as I know you have mentioned his swimming events. I was right!! Sounds like you had a lovely chrissy, have a great new years too and just enjoy your fireworks :0)
(dont look down!)
Alicia

Kerryanne English said...

Oh so many lovely surprises Andrea. I bet Byron walking in the front door was the best surprise though.

Sounds like you have had a wonderful Christmas.

Happy New Year,
Kerryanne xx

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Andrea,
Wow, your Dad looks fantastic!
How marvelous for him to be on the front page of The Age!
Ah, your cheeky men, not telling you but what a wonderful surprise for your son to come home for dinner!
Hm, I love perfume tooo!
Best wishes for 2010
Hugs,
Anna

Siobhan said...

Hi Andrea,

Merry Christmas to you and your family. WOW, you had some beautiful surprises...lucky you having your son come see you and your dad on the age...WOW...well done! :)

Siobhan.

p.s. Hope you have a belssed new year. xo

Shiree said...

Merry Christmas Andrea!! You have had a wonderful Christmas, and what a surprise having your son turn up unexpectedly! What a legend your Dad is! All the very best for 2010.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Lady....
Just popping over to wish you a very Happy New Year & hope it is kind to you...

Lyn xxx