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Monday, November 15, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 46.


Happy Monday to you all. This week I have lots to be Happy and more importantly Grateful for.

I am Happy that we had lunch yesterday here. The restaurant is situated right on the river with stunning river views across to the City. Heathcote was actually the Mental Asylum years ago. Before we went to have lunch we wandered around the buildings which are used for things like a Toy Library,Artist Studios and a 24 hours religious service. We were even lucky enough to see a friend of Bonnie's who had an exhibition on in one of the buildings. In the Museum on one of the walls there was a section scraped back about three to four inches wide which showed the paint colours over the years. It even had some of the brands of paints that were used. I found this very interesting. Of course I had been merrily snapping away and on the way out Bonnie saw a little sign which said "No Photographs" Why don't they put this in big letters. I will share this photo with you though.

"Heathcote Museum"
Engraved on top of the box were the words " Heathcote Admissions."

While we were waiting for Ainsley and Julian to arrive we had a little photo session.

Lucy,Bev and Ian 14.11.2010

Bonnie, Bev and Ian 14.11.2010.

Now for the Grateful part of this posting. On the drive down about half an hour away from our destination we received a phone call from David. He was coming to our place to pick up some of his things as he is shifting into a Unit this week. The van he and his girlfriend Sherry and her Mum were travelling up to our place had just caught on fire. They pulled of the road and the tree they were near caught on fire then the paddock caught on fire. One disaster after another. They quickly rang 000. A farmer came to help and a man who lived 2km away smelt the smoke. He was a Volunteer Fire Brigade Member and rounded up his team and came and helped out. Luckily he did the because the Emergency Services sent a Fire Unit from a different area not the closest one. The one that was sent from the 000 call was 40 minutes in coming. Luckily plenty of people rang 000 because a bushfire could have easily taken hold. Anyway David needed a lift to our place,we were so far away and couldn't help so he had to ring his Gran to come and collect them. To make matters worse they were travelling to our place via somewhere else and Mum had to go to Noble Falls near Gidgegannup to pick them up. We are certainly grateful that they all got out so quickly and are safe and well. Though the contents of the van are gone which included presents and David's phone.

So I am Happy that all are safe and well. I hope you have a "Happy Monday".

Happy days.
Bev C


Michelle said...

Scary stuff, I am pleased everyone is OK! Sounds like you had a great weekend anyway. Take Care.

Teresa said...

So glad everyone is okay Bev. How quickly things can turn bad and get worse. You certainly do have something very special to be happy about today! Happy Monday to you xx

chris said...

Glad it didn't turn into a full blown bush fire and that David, Sherry and her Mum are OK.
I know why the Jacaranda is your favourite tree; and I know why it flowers at this time of the year - just for you!!

Nat Palaskas said...

Oh Bev, so glad everyone is safe. What a story! Life is more important than anything else. Good ending - Hugs Nat

Sally said...

OH my gosh! What a drama! That would have been very scarey. I'm so glad everyone is safe.

Heathcote is fabulous. I went there not too long ago to see a quilt exhibition... it was fabulous.

Pauline said...

Gosh, Bev, that really is something to be grateful for. Theank heavens they weren't hurt - and didn't start a bushfire! Good old Mum, huh?

I wonder what that contraption is in the photo? I'm sure it wasn't nice.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Glad everyone is OK, what a trip home for David. Sounds like the weekend was great besides that. Kind regards, Anita.

Sue said...

Goodness, what an adventure for David. i'm glad everyone is safe and the fire didn't spread.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh wow Bev what a close call...glad everybody is safe...that's the most important thing...
What an interesting place for lunch...and I love Lucy's bag with Chanel on it!!! Dzintra♥x

Rosy Inspiration said...

I'm glad and thank God all is well too. I love Jacaranda trees as well, they are so beautiful at this time of the year.

Terriaw said...

what a scare David had! That is definitely something to thank your lucky stars over. Happy to hear they are all safe.

I love the photo shoot you posed for after what sounded like a fun day!

Maria said...

So pleased David, his girlfriend and Mum are all okay. things can be replaced even the car. Not so folk.
Yes it is nice at Heathcote. LOL It still seems strange to say that.
We have had many picnics there when my youngest granndies where little.

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a scare! So pleased everyone is ok. You must be relieved beyond words. I love your little photo shoot there and sounds like you had a great day - the paint wall does sound interesting, I always find it fun to see colours which were popular in the past.

Happy day Bev, hope it's a great week for you too.
Shell x

Lynda said...

Gosh Bev - what a day and such a relief to know they are ok.

Mylene said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

So glad to hear David, Sherry and her Mum are fine.

Tarnyia said...

WOW you and Peter are alike... great family pic's Bev... and so glad that all is well and ended well xxx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
I'm so happy to hear that David, Sherry and her Mom are fine. Materiel items can be replaced.

So nice to see a photo of you and the family. Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy sewing and hope you find a pattern for your new Christmas fabric.
Have a great day.

Simone de Klerk said...

Glad everything turned out fine and that everyone is safe!
Love to see you on the pictures (o: