Boo Boo and The Cherub are now well installed into Aussie life.
They love their school, and they have begun to play Tennis, and are learning Judo.
This, below, shows them celebrating their mother's (Kellogg) birthday. I believe they had chosen a seafood restaurant where they ate a never-ending supply of giant Lobsters, etc; they loved it.
The boys live in Gold Coast on the East coast of Australia, to the South of Brisbane. It's an extremely pleasant place to live, with a fabulous beach, and just about every amenity you could wish for. A place where one could very easily become a part-time beach-bum, eat BBQ'd Prawns all day, and surf forever on perfect waves.
We miss our boys terribly. Lady M especially loved cooking for, and with, them; which they adored. Her 'Cheesy Pasta' was, and remains, an absolute favourite. I wouldn't be surprised if she jets-off to see them sometime soon, with cheese and pasta in hand.
I'm not sure when I'll see them again, but we speak via WhatsApp quite regularly.
They seem to be growing-up quite well without me. I wonder what they will become?
Hey Cro. Your grandsons look lovely. But just to be a bit pedantic, they live on the Gold Coast (two words), on the east coast of Australia. If they were on the equivalent latitude on the west coast they would be somewhere north of Geraldton in Western Australia.ReplyDelete
With greetings from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Woops, I can't believe I wrote 'west', all now corrected. Thanks!Delete
Both of them are cherubs. Ftoo ftoo ftoo. Lucky boys to grow up in such an idyllic environment. But they need their Grumps and lots of that cheesy pasta.ReplyDelete
Hope you see them again before they shoot up too much
We have our other two teenage grandsons coming over for Christmas, but that's still a long way off.Delete
What handsome chaps they are. Lucky boys to be enjoying that lifestyle too.ReplyDelete
They've had a wonderful start in life. They've lived in some superb locations; time now to settle down a bit.Delete
How time flies. It only seems 5 minutes ago they were babies.ReplyDelete
It seems only a while ago that I was planting their 'birth day' apple trees.Delete
They are adorable. How good to know that the grandchildren are in such a good environment.ReplyDelete
From what I hear it's a wonderful place to live.Delete
Geographical mobility has created laments of separation in millions of families. If you have enough gold you should travel to The Gold Coast with your missus. Billy will understand.ReplyDelete
Lady M might go at some time, but me and Billy will stay home and eat thin gruel.Delete
Lady M could make twenty evening meals for you and pop them in the freezer in labelled plastic boxes.Delete
You obviously know her well.Delete
Nice boys. It won't be too long before they'll be able to visit you and travel on their own!ReplyDelete
Yes, only a few years to go. That'll be fun.Delete
I have great grandchildren their age - and don't expect to see them grown up but I still wonder what their future will be.ReplyDelete
I look at them and try to imagine what they'll become. Of course I'll be totally wrong, but it's fun to speculate.Delete
They will become surprising, amazing, and puzzling,ReplyDelete
The boys are growing up quickly. I remember when they enjoyed riding bikes and building forts in France while visiting with you. Their interests and hobbies must be quite different now.ReplyDelete
They like Judo, but I think their favourite pastime is Tennis. Maybe they'll become famous players!Delete
Handsome lads. I've 3 grandsons of my own still at school and it's hard not to wonder what their lives will be like but I try not to. It must be terribly difficult for you both to have them so far away. That said children have their own lives to live don't they and as long as they are happy.ReplyDelete
As long as I speak to them occasionally on WhatsApp I'm happy. I don't want them to forget me; yet.Delete
It's a good attitude to have. I know people who have grandchildren much nearer who rarely or never see them. That said I do hope you get to see your younger grandsons soon. It'll be time for the older ones to visit you before you know it!Delete
We'll have the four older ones together with us for Christmas this year.Delete
They really are very beautiful boys. I understand Lady M completely. Grandmothers are a force of their own. Don't try to step between her and a visit with those boys. You could get hurt.ReplyDelete
Don't worry, I encourage her. She loves Oz.Delete
Make sure they are aware of the sea dangers at certain times, blue-ringed octopus for example which give a very nasty painful sting and some jellyfish ditto. But they have seasons, not there all the time. The Gold Coast is a very Ritzy area, nice to visit but I couldn't afford to live there.ReplyDelete
They are beautiful boys.
I'm sure they've been given warnings about the wildlife. As we say over here; everything that lives wild in Oz wants to kill you!Delete