16 June 14
From Sydney, it’s hard to decide which direction to drive — with friendly possibilities in all directions. After discussing all the options with the girls, we chose to head north to Newcastle, where Aunty Gwenda lives. The girls still call my father’s sister the Yummy Lady because she delights in spoiling them with the sort of treats that they’ve never before had access to.
In visiting a home like Gwenda’s, I get my own ideas about how to continue to make my home child-friendly — even when my girls have grown up and moved out. Gwenda hasn’t forgotten how to talk wiith children, she keeps a selection of interesting toys and games on hand, and she prepares fruit platters so the kids can snack while they play. This week, Gwenda is caring for a friend’s three children so we’re simply adding to the already happy atmosphere in her home.
Thank you for hosting us, Gwenda! It’s lovely to catch up again and I’m glad to see you’re enjoying this special phase of life.