Pat enjoys a quiet moment on the porch swing with her daughter
I have had a relaxing weekend with some of my children-my oldest daughter
Mary and her family; Patty who is daughter number three; and oldest
son John- all staying at my house and Gran Liz's house.
Malcolm visits his son's family in Australia: Dougal, his wife Margaret
and granddaughter Zoe.
Did I say relaxing? I take that back! Have you ever known a weekend
with young active children to be relaxing? No! and nor would I want
it to be. I love having them here, seeing their enjoyment and sharing
in their enthusiasms. These are very precious times and are what memories
are made of, memories to be recalled again and again in the long hours
of painting alone in my studio.
Zoe shows off for her grandfather.
Malcolm is on the other side of the world. He is in Australia visiting
Zoe, his youngest granddaughter and her parents, Margaret and Dougal.
In an e-mail this morning he tells me that he and Zoe are going looking
for Koala bears. He hopes to get a photo of Zoe with a bear for next