Sunday, April 6, 2014

THE BUNNY COMETH


Little Prince George, the world's most famous baby, is in the Antipodes!


The cute little prince passed through Sydney airport this morning..

Oh, and so did William and Kate..


George and his entourage flew on to Wellington, New Zealand, and arrived in fine style a few hours later:


Kate looked wonderful in red, with a Jackie pill-box hat.
Like them, are they on the way back?


So sweet..


He is almost as cute as our Little Bebe grandson in Canada.
I said almost..


Over in Rome, a city in which I currently have more than a passing interest,


the Queen met with Pope Francis, who gave her a gift for little Prince George.
As you would..



The bird wars continue at the Red Cardinal nest..


So far, the score is about even - those little lorikeets do a great job of seeing off the big white cockatoos..



My sewing sisters are the best support group:


We see each other through all the big deals of life -

children, grandchildren, weddings, funerals..


sometimes all at the same time!


Girlfriends are one of life's great gifts...
I really need them in my life.


Coming soon...

I hope your week is a gentle one.

XXXX


33 comments:

  1. Your grandson looks so proud of himself on that step-stool - adorable! The US news people got a few chuckles about the gift exchange between the Queen and the Pope. Totally agree about girlfriends - they are the icing on the cake. And that is one good looking cake, by the bye!

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  2. Little Bebe is a star child - but then I would say that. Could the pope's gift be the first of a life-time of attractive, but essentially useless gifts, of which royalty seem to be hapless recipients?
    Coffee cake - Yum!!

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  3. My, both princes have grown so much. Best wishes to your family for Easter.

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    1. Thank you Barb, and best wishes to you too. The photo of Little Bebe is a few months ago, he is running like the wind now, I believe. And wearing his mother out!

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  4. Kate looks fresh as a daisy for saying she has just crossed the world.
    I have my only grandson and one of my granddaughters arriving today until next Saturday. We plan to give them lots of treats in between their studies for exams.

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  5. Indeed she does, Rosemary. It must be very restful in First Class, is all I can think. And having a retinue of helpers, perhaps. I also thought Prince George looked amazingly serene for having just done the 24 hour stretch which does me in every time. It will be a delight to have your grandchildren there, and of course giving the treats is one of the best parts of grandparenting. I'll be with you over the weekend, when Little Aussie will be here to stay for a few days. Bliss :)

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    1. Hope you get to see them, in person, when they are in town. I remember the time you went to see the Queen a couple of years ago. xx

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  7. Lots of beautiful pictures and thoughts today, Patricia. The royal baby looks very rested after a long trip, We had our baby Katie for a visit this weekend and what a treat that was -- to see how much she's grown since we saw her in February. I haven't been following news closely past few days so what WAS the gift the pope gave the queen? Cake and girlfriends....SUPER!

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    1. Sanda, I think the Pope gave George a lapis lazuli orb, mounted with a silver cross. Not for playing with, I guess. He looks like a very happy baby. So happy you had your little Katie visit; she is such a little cutie.

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  8. Enjoyed your pictures of the Royal Family, I haven't been following the news. Your own little fellow is adorable. I agree, without my girlfriends where would I be?

    Darla

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    1. Husbands are wonderful, but we need the girlfriends too, don't we? They get me through the difficult times. The Royal news is the little family are visiting New Zealand this week, then come to Australia, including Brisbane, over the Easter week. They seem to be replicating the visit of Charles and Diana back in 1983 when they brought William as a baby about the same age. Australia will enjoy it all hugely :)

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  9. Adorable grandson, Patricia. When will you be in Rome ? You must also do Florence of course and are you going to go down South too. Gee, I'm (almost) glad I'm on sick leave so I can catch up with all my favourite lovely blogs !

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    1. Little Bebe salutes you, SB. We will be flying into Rome, then heading by train to Florence. I will email you the dates. Really sorry you are on sick leave, I know you have had a rotten time with it. May the blogs revive you! xx

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  10. That brief moment in Australia gives you bragging rights forever as the first foreign country George visited. Your grandson and George look like they could be brothers! I agree with what you said about girlfriends. Definitely one of life's great gifts. :-)

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    1. Ha ha, first foreign country for George! He look remarkably cool about it all. And yes, glad you noticed the resemblance. Could be brothers :) Girlfriends rule, not matter what the age group.

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  11. Little Bebe is gorgeous. How exciting to have the royals visiting, I hope they enjoy their time. I loved Wellington when I was there so I am sure they will too. I hope you have a good week.

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    1. Australia and NZ will greatly enjoy having the baby Prince to visit. We, of course, find Little Bebe and his big brother just as wonderful! Happy days, Jennifer.

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  12. A lot going on down under right now, yes!
    I prefer your grand babies in Canada, Australia more = more real!
    I must be the odd one here today, since I am totally happy with one or two friends, not necessarily women (:

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    1. Always lots going on down under. Of course, I say Prince George looks like Little Bebe, not the other way round. We have superior bragging rights! I like a few men friends about the place too - still have an eye for an attractive male :)

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  13. I'm glad that you have your sewing sisters and that they are obviously wonderful friends. It is good to have some people to share life with whether it be a large group or small. I hope that you enjoy the royal visit! xx p.s. love your brambly hedge mug by the way! xx

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    1. Time to 'fess up, Amy - the brambly hedge mugs are not mine; we were at my lovely friend D's place. She has a great collection of pretty china, very welcoming for the sewing sisters. I'm sure we will all enjoy the royal visit, on every level.

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  14. What a nice post. I like to see Prince George. I have a feeling he might have a happier childhood than some of the other Royals. Have a lovely week, Patricia!

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    1. Thank you Jenny, I think you are right about George's childhood, and think William has taken on board the lessons of history. It was lovely watching Kate carrying her baby, who was kicking in delight as they boarded the plane in Sydney. You have a great week too!

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  15. Definitely 2 gorgeous little princes and how divine is Kate in her red. Happy week ahead wishes to you Patricia

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    1. Thanks Shell, 2 sweet little boys. Kate's red is very like Diana's look - there is quite an awareness of history there. Red is one of her best colours, I think. Happy week to you, Shell xx

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  16. My husband flew home at the same time yesterday and said the airport was crazy, what cute little ground so you have.

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    1. I can imagine the airport excitement - I saw on TV people saying they went out there just to see them. Little Bebe is cuteness personified!

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  17. George really is gorgeous. Speaking of useless gifts doesn't the queen have a stuffed camel somewhere? I am sure I read about it in my childhood when the Women's Weekly was always full of royalty related articles. p.s love Kate's outfit and the pillbox has been in for a little while now, it's just that few people can really carry it off...

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    1. A stuffed camel? I would not be surprised ...
      Off to buy me a pillbox hat now. Can't resist an appealing trend.

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  19. I love the lorikeets...the garden battles look wonderful. It looks as if all is well with you...and I hope you enjoy the little prince's visit "down under"... I wish I'd had Kate's coat when I arrived in windy Wellington back in February... she does look warm. Jx

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    1. Garden battles are our breakfast entertainment, Janice. All goes well here, preparations for our trip to Italy/France well underway. Kate's red coat is gorgeous, but someone should have told them about the wind for which Wellington is so famous. Poor little George's legs!

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