Showing posts from October, 2016

Hannah's Baptism

Hannah Joy was baptised today, with family and friends participating. She choose this morning to wake at 5.30am and not go back to sleep, so by the time 10.00am came around, she was starting to get tired. All the photos were taken, before the service started. Grandma and Hannah enjoyed a cuddle but she wanted to get down.
Now can I get up these, in a dress?
Yes! One more to go. Hannah wanted to get up the sanctuary steps, on her own.
Proud grandparents. The service was beautiful, with the minister encouraging the children to come to the front and watch. He explained the significance of the water, asking where it came from. One child said 'God.' Which when you think about it is right. God Bless, Lilian. 

Christening Dress

If you have read my two posts from 14 September and 17 September, you will know that I am using my wedding dress, to make Hannah's Christening dress. 

Well the dress is done and this is the next part of the story.

A week in Cairns and two  and a bit weeks in Adelaide didn't leave me much time to make the dress for Sunday 30 October, once we arrived home on the 21st!  Nothing like a looming deadline to make you get going. (A really good friend was going to come over and we were going to have a sewing day but she isn't well.)
After coffee, on Monday I setup the ironing board and my sewing machine, wound bobbins and cut the pieces out. Next step was to sew.

I had forgotten how tiny the pieces are in little kids clothes are! I joined the bodice and lining pieces together. They went together easily and I breathed a big sigh. (It had been awhile since I made a dress.)
Next was the underskirt and while I was sewing this I thought that the lace I had for it would make it look to …

Thank you.

When I'm away, I blog on the iPad and can't always respond to your comments. I do read them and wish there was a way I could let you know that.

So this post is to say a very big 'thank you', to everyone, who has left a comment. I love them.
Hugs, Lilian.

Our last day.

Today we went to Hallett Cove Conservation Park, approximately 14km from the city. This 51ha, (126 acres), park was established in 1976, after around 11 years of 'fighting', to stop developers building houses and a marina. It is a Declared Geological Monument, containing many significant geological sites. The website,  along with Wikipedia, give detailed explanations of them.

We set out along the Costal Park Path, a short 7.2km, one way. Mostly boardwalk, with a couple of gravel sections, Paul and I found it an easy walk. We didn't do the full distance, stopping at the spot on the map, between the steps to the shore and Waterfall Creek, just where another path branches of.

The views are awesome, looking south across the beach and north to Glenelg.

This headland is at the northern end of Hallett Cove beach and is a lovely chocolate colour.
The white hill, in the foreground is Sugarloaf. You can do the walk up to it and it can't be seen from the pat…

What we have been doing.

Saturday saw us in at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. What a restful spot. We meandered along, stopping so I could take photos or describe something for Paul.
Our first treat was the rainforest centre, and this little chap, popped up and allowed me to take a snap.

Sunday was lunch, with family at the Esplanade Hotel, Brighton. The weathe was atrocious and here is a view of Brighton Jetty.

Monday's weather was a bit better and we drove to Port Adelaide and had a look around, then continued south as far as Hallett Cove, stopping for quick photos, between showers. This part of the coastline is so beautiful. We followed the coast road.

We are going to walk this park, Thursday as the weather is promising to be sunny.
Yesterday, Tuesday and again we went south. This time to Noralanga(sp) and then across to Maclaran Vale. Freezing and wet but we got to see some of the area.
Today was wonderful. Sunny and cool, so we went to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. What a beautiful place! Some of the p…

South Australian Research.

Talking to both staff, from State Records and Genealogy SA, at the expo, I figured that a bit of research might be good.

August Jasper arrived in Adelaide, in 1876 and I was curious as to what he had done, during his time there. An article, I found on Trove, see the post, 16 September 2016, that placed him Clare.
With more questions than answers, I went to Genealogy SA. Being able to view a copy of the passengers, on the Dilbhur, I found more information about him. I enquired about court records and they didn't have any and recommended State Records.
Of to State Records, today. From the lady, on the desk, who showed me how to join, to the staff,  bringing up the books, everyone was friendly, helpful and nothing was a problem.
There were no court papers, pertaining to him and Kelly suggested that I apply to the courts, for a search. She even found the forms and information I need. She then suggested I look at Assessment Book, for Clare, to see if I could find his residence. Nothing…

Adelaide, Thursday 13th, Genealogy Day.

A visit to Adelaide, for a genealogist, should include a visit to Gould Genealogy, at Nova Gardens.

I had asked Alona, if she could find several books, for me. Two were and I also picked up two on German research. It was lovely to see Alona and her cute car.

The photo book will be very useful, for my UTAS course. The Latin Glossary is small enough to take with me, when I'm looking at documents.
Paul had spent that time, sitting in the car, that morning tea, was on the cards.
From Nova Gardens we  went to Gress Cross and State Records of South Australia. Very helpful staff. More next post.
Bye for now, Lilian.

Adelaide, Wednesday 12th, Adelaide Hills. Mount Lofty.

After Hahndorf, we continued on to Mount Lofty, via Stirling. Stirling, is another pretty town, but with no parking available, Mount Lofty was the place to stop.

Cool was the temperature but the breeze was gentle. You are required to pay to park but this sign greeted us.

Not being good at taking selfies, a lovely tourist took our photo.

The view and the marker on the top.

A great day. Bye for now, Lilian.

Adelaide, Wednesday 12th. The Adelaide Hills. Hahndorf.

Another cool, grey day but that wasn't going to stop us. I did have to go and buy another long sleeve shirt before we started.

Hahndorf was our first stop. Settled by Lutheran migrants, in 1839, it is the oldest surviving German settlement. Beautiful old buildings, quaint shops and sunshine made for a pleasant time. 
First stop was the Fudge Shop, Hahndorf,  for some fudge. Paul picked the sugar free, chocolate orange fudge and I went with rum and raisin.  Otto's for morning tea, salted caramel tart and a nut slice were our choices. Yum!
We strolled along, stopping to window shop or to browse. It wasn't very busy, when we first arrived but  it did get busier.
This Hahndorf Academy, home to the information centre.

Built in 1861, this pub was once a Cobb and Co stop.

These gardens were laid out in 1939, to mark Hahndorf 's centenary.

This lovely building caught my eye and then I saw what it was named.
Detmold, Germany, was where August Jasper…