The Red Cardinals have returned home to roost ....
A nightmare flight across the States from Montreal to L.A. due to the inclement weather ...
Then just before midnight, found ourselves aboard a good old Qantas 747,
clicked my heels, put on the comfy Qantas PJs', tucked myself up and went to sleep.
Didn't watch any movies, and before you know it, breakfast was being served, and the coast of South East Queensland became visible through the window!
It was absolutely wonderful to spend time with our daughter and her family in Ottawa, and we were sad to leave, but it is always good to come back home.
We had one special event before we left:
the Little Bebe's Baptism.
I made lots of little posies of lily-of-the-valley and forget-me-nots.
The baby was wonderful at church, a picture in white satin who charmed everyone, and accepted being handed around and having water poured over his head.
What a little trouper!
Later, there was cake, and a party...
Back into play clothes with big brother, wearing their outfits made by moi..
pirate shorts, and blue elephant romper pants.
Little Bebe learned to sit up while we were there.
We modestly claim all credit for this amazing feat!
As usual after a holiday, I have been washing for 3 days while unpacking a rather large collection of Canadian purchases.
Ironing's all done - am I the only weirdo who actually likes this task?
I think it has something to do with loving textiles, sewing, and generally caring for clothes.
Goody, the $10 bunch of roses special is on again at Coles.
Which is just as well, because the Garden of Neglect is quite the mess after our trip away. In fact it deserves a post of its own.
Bought a few things in Ottawa - because I could!
A bit of Picasso going on in this jacket..
Emerald stripe top from Banana Republic..
My favourite thing is this trench-coat - I have wanted one for years!
It is cool and wet right now, so I think it will debut tomorrow...
I bought way too many things at the Dollar Tree store - nothing over $1.25!!
From Notre Dame in Montreal - their beautiful choir -
and the morning after we came home, I sang with my ladies choir in a concert.
A bit of jet-lag now and then didn't spoil my enjoyment...
There really is No Place Like Home
Have a lovely week