Sydney Luna Park - aka heaven, when I was a child! Coco and I went there with Naomi, and 2 days later, spent the day at Melbourne's Luna Park, as Eowyn decorated and wrapped up the Luna Park pass she won, and gave it to Coco!!!! Coco loooooooved it, and would be happily laughing away on the terrifying up-side-down rides, whilst I hyperventilated, sang hymns, clutched her close so she wouldn't fall out, and laughed hysterically with her. It's a treat, having all this lovely Coco and Mummy time!
The cousins' photo is on Judy's camera...
Here are Abigail and Cosette at Taronga zoo.
It was such a lovely visit to Sydney - summery weather, so we could swim at my favourite beach in all the world, Palm Beach, LOVELY time with brilliant people, Coco loved almost every moment, Wicked was sensational, Naomi a marvelous hostess, and we are utterly exhausted now, having just arrived home!
Eowyn and Benjamin are safely away. I feel so happy and relieved, in that sense where something which has been 'future' for so long, becomes 'present', delighting many, and especially the very excited Benjamin and Eowyn! Please keep them in your prayers for safety and wonder and Eowyn's solo flight... Thanks! Coco and I are having a fun time at home, leaving cupboard doors open and chewing gum!!!!!!!!!!
...I am feeling really sorrowful that our family will be spread across the globe for two weeks. I like to think of myself as a strong, feminist, unfazed wonderwoman, but alas alack, in reality I am ratherly dependent on my little family, and feel anxious, sad and scared about Bens and Eowyn being away. I am very thankful Coco and I shall be together. And I see how very excited and happy B and E are about their adventures, so in that sense, I am very glad they are going. But in my heart sense, I feel ever so daunted. Every day I am spending some time organising Eowyn's time. Our friends in Seattle are amazing, and so wonderful and kind, especially Karen, who is playing Mommy to Eowyn whilst she is in Seattle. I wanted to say this somewhere, and my blog, with you lovely band of people in our bloggy community, seemed the perfect place. The girls and I are home sick today, which is cosy and lovely except for the sick part! We are going to our lovely Jewish Dr this afternoon, who perhaps shall wave her magic wand and make us all better! Bens is healthy, and hopefully shall stay so. I am going to see if I can find a picture for you! Hang on a mini!! Hmmmm - that is not the picture I intended to put. However, it is there, so there it is! This pic is of a ship from Belfast which Bens and I dream of sailing off in - a ship in port just isn't happy - being at sea, with all the rhythms, the waves, the wind, the radar, the peaceful sounds, is where a ship is meant to be. I love that we can see ships from our bedroom and kitchen and dining room windows!