April 29, 2013

Childhood Dreams

All through my childhood, one of my biggest dreams was to have a Feijoa Tree... Weird dream to aspire to I know! But, ya know, everyone has one of those dreams... you know the ones, small and un-substantial, but you still want to achieve it anyway...

When we bought this house, my dream was about to become a reality... not one, but two Feijoa trees {of, course you actually need two trees to get fruit}... and then as Autumn crept into our lives, that dream became even more real, because the fruit started dropping... and didn't stop... I'm in heaven

This was the first yeld we got... we only pick up off the ground, none directly from the tree... the shopping bag has all had the flesh scooped out, and has been frozen ready for baking

This represents approx how many we collect off the ground every couple of days

April 18, 2013

Hard Road...

We have had a bit of a rough time lately... Our boy Josh {my step-son} said goodbye for the last time 2 weeks ago, as she lost her 10yr battle with cancer.

Josh is coping very well... too well to be honest... we have him seeing a counsellor through school who is very good, and used to specialise in grief counselling.

It's hard enough to lose your Parent as an adult, I can vouch for that, but I couldn't possibly imagine what it must be like for a 13yr old. My heart just breaks for him over and over again.

We were all booked to go on our honeymoon 3 days after she passed, but unfortunately our travel insurance wouldn't cover us in changing our trip, and we couldn't afford the $2,000 it was going to cost to change it ourselves, so at everyone elses insistance {incl, Josh} we headed off as planned and missed the funeral.

We have been told by our families and friends, that Josh was amazing at the funeral, and that he got up and spoke beautifully of his mum.  I am so proud of him.