Tuesday, August 14, 2012


They have arrived!
Regular readers of the Red Cardinal blog will know we have a daughter who lives in Canada,
with her husband and little boy, the Petite Garcon.
Happily, the nest is now full of toys and excitement,
 as they arrived for a vacation with us a few days ago!

That's him, in the red shirt, running away at Brisbane Airport,
still bursting with energy after a 30 hour journey and 3 flights!

They brought some sunshine with them, and are enjoying meals on the deck,
 sitting in the sun watching the birds in the treetops.
The little one is most impressed with our lorikeets who come to feed each morning.

It is wonderful to have our dear daughter with us. 
Mr Cardinal has not seen her for two years.
She came bearing gifts, like these mighty delicious Maple Cookies ...

and an embroidered linen towel ..

He has been drawing me pictures of monsters!
But he is the sweetest of little boys...

After a few days to overcome the jetlag,
we will be out and about seeing the sights.

Dear fellow bloggers, I might be missing in action with the comments for a while, but I love and read all your lovely blogs, and really appreciate that you take the time to read and comment on my musings.

Love to All,


  1. How fabulous to have the family here Patricia. Don't worry about us, we'll be here when your normal transmission resumes. Enjoy your loved ones and just soak it all up!!

  2. Oh Patricia I'm so happy for you - enjoy these wonderful days with your dear daughter and grandson. I know how precious they are to you! xxx

  3. Glad they have finally arrived - what a long journey! I'm sure you'll make the most of it and have a wonderful time. Look forward to hearing all about it.

  4. 30 hours flight! Wow, that´s a v e r y long flight.
    So wonderful for you all to be together. We will cope with the situation.
    Enjoy : ).

  5. So happy for you to have your daughter and her family with you. Have the best of times and we'll look forward to future posts to tell us of all the joy you had with them. What neat gifts you received!

  6. I would be as enchanted by your lorikeets as your "petit garçon" ! Enjoy the time with your family !xx

  7. I am so happy for you having them finally there! And on another note, it looks like your adorable little grandson is a lefty.

  8. Hope that you are having a wonderful time Patricia,
    great to have family with us, nothing better.
    I love the towel that your daughter embroidered.. just perfect.
    happy days

  9. Have a wonderful time with your family! Fifi xx

  10. Ladies, thank you all for your sweet comments. I am having a lovely time with the family; the house is full of noise and action, cooking and playing games. Early nights are key! xx