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Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
6:27 am
Hooray for free lunches.


Charlotte, Terry, Jill & Paul Weaver @ AQWA 22 Sept 2018
Charlotte, Terry, Jill & Paul Weaver @ AQWA 22 Sept 2018.

Thanks to our grand-daughter Charlotte, son Terry and his wife Melissa for yesterday taking Jill and me on an outing to meet the fishes at the fabulous marine 'AQWA' facility located on the coast about an hours drive north of Fremantle. We also enjoyed the delicious lunch they shouted us at a nearby waterside eatery overlooking the Hillarys marina. I had fish & chips. Melissa took the photo of us at AQWA.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2018
8:22 am
A train pose.


Peta, Jill, Paul & Jasper Weaver 16 September 2018
Peta, Jill, Paul & Jasper Weaver 16 September 2018.

Everyone loves steam trains, so here's a photo of our daughter Peta and grandson Jasper posing in front of one with me and Jill last Sunday near Dwellingup, which is in the southwest forest about an hour and a half's driver southward from Fremantle. It was a perfect spring day for a railway picnic.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Monday, September 17th, 2018
8:59 am
Steam train picnic.


Grandma Jill and Jasper Weaver met a steam train 16 September 2018
Jasper met a steam train yesterday.

Yesterday Jill and I rode on the Hotham Valley Railway at Dwellingup as picnic guests of our grandchildren Jasper and Zoe and their parents Luke and Crystal. Jasper likes trains, but this was the first time he had been up close and personal with a real steam locomotive. They are wonderfully noisy devices which tend to blow their whistle without notice. My photo captured Jasper covering his ears in the company of Grandma Jill.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Friday, September 14th, 2018
7:11 am
Playtime for grandparents.


Paul Weaver with grand-daughter Zoe 13 September 2018
Paul Weaver with grand-daughter Zoe.

Our grandchildren are growing fast. Young Zoe was born in February this year and is now sitting up. I have no doubt she'll soon be crawling. She's a very alert baby and I'm sure will prove herself to be highly intelligent. This is not to say our other grandchildren are any different. They are all intelligent. The picture by my wife Jill of me with Zoe was taken yesterday when she and her older brother Jasper visited us two oldsters with their mum.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
7:58 am
A manic urban makeover is underway.


We bought some new crockery in September 2018
We bought some new crockery last Sunday.

My darling wife Jill decided to have a sort out of the contents of our kitchen cupboards last weekend and dragged out a substantial quantity of crockery and assorted cookware well past its use-by date for us two oldsters. Its up for grabs by our kids and two loads have already gone to other kitchens. This has given us the opportunity to buy some new crockery to replace the old and you can see in the photo what we bought from Kitchen Warehouse on Sunday. Our manic makeover activity hasn't stopped there. Yesterday we dismantled the old metal framework of a garden rotunda plus our backyard chook shed for placement on the street verge for an impending junk collection by the local authority. We have decided that our poultry keeping days are over. Thanks to our son Ken and his apprentice for assistance with cutting up the old chook shed.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Saturday, September 8th, 2018
8:56 am
My wife is a clever possum.


Jill Weaver crocheting a toy fox 7 September 2018
Jill was crocheting a toy fox last night.

My darling wife Jill is most certainly a clever possum. In the evenings for the past couple of weeks she has diligently been crafting a toy fox from wool using her skills with crocheting. It's a mysterious art-form which is beyond the capability and understanding of this mere male. Her project is nearing completion. I'm looking forward to seeing her foxy handiwork. I wonder what the next project will be?

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018
8:35 am
Urban excitement.


Jill Weaver on 65th birthday with her arms full of grandchildren 1 September 2018
Jill with her arms full of our grandchildren.

It's an overcast Thursday morning as I write this note. Jill has lit the lounge fire to warm up the house and is doing some is vacuuming in expectation of a visit by some of our grandchildren. For breakfast we had cereal with a diced pear followed by a couple of crumpets and a smear of Vegemite. So if anybody asks later on, that's what we did today. A few days ago I put up a photo of me with three of our grandchildren. Today's image is similar, except that its my wife Jill with the same three youngsters. Thanks to our daughter-in-law Mel for taking the pic.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Monday, September 3rd, 2018
8:05 am
A spring family gathering.


Paul Weaver and 3 youngest grandchildren 1 September 2018
Grandpa Paul with Zoe, Ethan and Charlotte.

Jill and I had a busy weekend just passed. On Saturday our son Terry and his wife Melissa hosted an afternoon tea for our immediate family to jointly observe Jill's 65th birthday and a slightly early Father's Day for me. Generous gifts galore. Mel took the photo of me juggling our three youngest grandchildren who were all born this year. Thanks and kind good wishes to everyone, we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2018
6:54 am
A birthday greeting on the first day of spring.


Jill Webber (Weaver) b1953
HB JW. :)

Its birthday good-wishes for my darling wife Jill today. She's turned 65 years young, but I think she looks much younger. She told me that some time in the distant past she decided she was going to live until she was 103. She well might too. Now that she's reached 65 she is entitled to a free annual flu vaccination from the government. Happy birthday darling from me, our nine children and I'm sure all the other members of our large family.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Friday, August 31st, 2018
9:01 am
The end of August 2018.


Jill Weaver and two best friends August 2018
Jill and two of her best friends snuggling up together.

Here we are at the end of August and the end of winter 2018. Our two cats and dog will be pleased with that because they have been feeling the cold. So have we humans. Our animals consider my darling wife Jill to be their mother and always prefer to snuggle up with her rather than me. So with that little thought it's a wrap for this month, tomorrow is officially spring in this part of the world.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018
8:21 am
Spring is almost with us.


A pink ivy geranium in our garden August 2018
A promise of pleasures to come.

A rainstorm yesterday confirmed this winter has been the wettest in this neck of the woods for 53 years. It's been great for our geraniums which are looking lush and green. Not many flowers yet, but spring is just around the corner and there are plenty of flower buds developing. The photo above of one of our ivy geraniums in a wall pot was taken a few days ago and is an indicator of the floral pleasures to come.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Monday, August 27th, 2018
7:06 am
A busy gardening weekend.


Jill Weaver weeding the garden 24 August 2018
Jill in pixie mode in our garden.

With spring almost here my darling wife and I had a busy time in our garden this past weekend. We pretty well sorted out most of the weeds, which was what Jill was doing in the photo I took of her behind the swimming pool fence. But we also replaced some of the rotting wooden slats on three of our bench seats so they could actually be sat upon without fear of an embarrassing accident. Furthermore, and with the assistance of our youngest son Glen, we terminated an out-of-control ficus in a huge terracotta pot and replaced it with a selection of ivy geraniums. All-in-all we had a very productive weekend. Oh, and we also managed to visit the beautiful garden of our friend Elizabeth who had opened it to the public to raise funds for cancer research.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Friday, August 24th, 2018
7:59 am
Political blips in history.


Paul Weaver 22 Aug 2018
I'm glad I didn't become a politician.

The Australian media is in a tiz today because it appears the Liberal PM Malcolm Turnbull is about to be sacked by his trusted political colleagues who reckon they have someone from their ranks better for the job. As for who will get the top job is still uncertain - several men and at least one woman have put up their hands. The lesson for the average jaded Australian voter is that once again trust has been proved to be a meaningless word in politics. The good news is that whatever the outcome of today's scandalous antics, by the time our grandchildren are old enough to vote, possibly all the participants will be mere blips in history. Thankfully Jill and I have never been involved in politics. The photo of me was taken on Wednesday by one of our geranium gardening friends Sue Walker.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
1:40 pm
Six soon to be seven.


Paul & Jill Weaver&apos;s six grandchildren and still counting - July 2018
Six grandchildren and still counting.

Following a few days of fine weather, this Tuesday morning there is some drizzle being delivered to us from an overcast sky. My darling wife Jill assembled the montage above of our six grandchildren last month. The number is expected to increase to seven before Christmas.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Sunday, August 19th, 2018
9:25 am
Odd jobs in our garden.


Jill repotting a geranium 18 August 2018
Jill does the ladder work these days.

Jill and I had a busy day in our garden yesterday. In the photo my darling wife was wearing a precautionary face mask while she was replacing a geranium in a large pot atop one of our brick walls. We also caught up with some repotting jobs elsewhere in our garden and repaired a much lower limestone wall.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Friday, August 17th, 2018
10:30 am
Weed control in our garden paths.


Jill used high pressure weed control on our garden paths August 2018
Jill knocking weeds out with some high pressure.

For a few hours earlier this week Jill and I used a Ryobi high pressure water sprayer to knock out small weeds growing in the brick paving paths of our back garden. We feel the experiment was a success. The added bonus was that the bricks were also cleaned up as good as new.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
7:53 am
Photograph of my best friend - my darling wife Jill.


Jill Weaver with a morning cup of tea 14 August 2018
Jill in the morning sunlight.

One of my favourite photography subjects is my darling wife Jill. I never tire of capturing her image. This one was taken yesterday while she was enjoying a cup of tea in the early morning sunlight streaming through our lounge room window.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2018
9:41 am
Champion fathers.


Terry Weaver with daughter Charlotte 11 August 2018
Our son Terry and our grand-daughter Charlotte.

Something that makes my wife and I very proud is the way the menfolk of our family have taken on their fatherly responsibilities without hesitation. The man in the photo is our number three son Terry feeding his baby daughter Charlotte when they visited us on Saturday. Like the other fathers in our family he is also a champion at changing nappies.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2018
8:41 am
The large family way.


Lincoln, Tate and Claire Weaver 9 August 2018
Lincoln, Tate and Claire Weaver.

My wife Jill and I were blessed by having nine children and blessed again with the numerous new families that subsequently have been developed in their adulthood. Pictured in my photo above is our daughter-in-law Claire and her two sons, our grandchildren Lincoln and Tate whom all visited us a couple of days ago. Jill and I are always pleased to see them, and of course all the other members of our burgeoning family.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018
9:02 am
A visit from a grand-daughter.


Jill Weaver with Grandaughter Charlotte 8 August 2018
Jill with our grand-daughter Charlotte yesterday.

We had a visit yesterday from our grand-daughter Charlotte and her Mum yesterday. Charlotte was born in early January this year. She is a very alert baby and is now sitting up straight and trying to crawl. The photo is of her with my wife Jill. We always enjoy visits from all our grandchildren.

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Paul R. Weaver.

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