Thursday, December 25, 2008

Family Pic

Here we are, all together on Christmas day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Loving greetings at Christmas time

Our Christmas letter 2008 has been saved at

Monday, December 8, 2008

another blog

I have begun work on a new blog, putting together the story of our life since we met in 1972. I hope to find family photos and annual letters, and save them at this site.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

James White 1843-1895 FAMILY REUNION 17th January 2009

Photo: Frank and Jane White of Redland Bay, with their children Halley, Frances, Frank, Joyce, Lavinia, Hilary, Lucinda, and Ruth
[For more family pix go to]

This message has come from my brother Frank White
"Would anyone with connections to James White [our father's Grandfather] please note that there is to be a reunion at Old Petrie Town on Saturday 17th January 2009."

His children were (according to my list) Sam, Joe, Harry, William, Charles, Lilly, Frank (father of FWF White - pictured above with his family), Fred, Walter, Jack, Ben – of his first wife, Elizabeth Angelina (Smith) who died age 35 in childbirth with Ben. He married again (Catherine) and had more children including George, Jim, Albert and Norman (I think there were a couple of sisters too). Fred and Albert died in France in World War 1. It is likely to be a big gathering.

This reunion is to coincide with a special display
at Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, from November 08 to 1 February 2009. "This is the fifth in a series of exhibitions exploring the lives of significant European families in the district. Each exhibition has highlighted the contributions made by members of the families in various aspects of life. Pioneering the Pine V continues the story of our earliest settlers, with the Dohle, Cruice, Fogg and White families sharing their part of that story."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A weekend at Phillip Island

Noel and I were delighted to spend a brief weekend with Mizz, Bec, and Alistair, at our friend's holiday home at Phillip Island.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Knitted slippers

This is a very easy and quick pattern for knitted slippers. They will fit any adult size foot. Use smaller needles for smaller feet. Here it is:

2 balls of 8-ply wool

4.5mm knitting needles

Cast on 5 sts (if you do this twice on the same needle, it’s easy to keep the pattern equal)

Knit 6 rows [the strap]

Next row: Increase in the 2nd stitch of each row until you have 22 sts on the needle

Next row: Inc each stitch across row (44 sts)

K2 P2 across every row for 15cm (6”) [This is the rib section]

K2 together across row (22sts)

Decrease in 2nd st at the beginning of every row until there are 5 sts left on the needle

K 6 rows [the strap]

Cast off.

Fold in half and sew the rib sides together. Sew the 5 sts on top together to form the strap.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Members of our family at Marion's birthday party in Tamworth.
1. Marion and Stuart
2. L-R Rab, Kate, Stu, Marion, Stuart, Laura, Ben, Duncan, Miriam
3. L-R: Mizz, Bec, Alistair, Anna, Josh, Joy, Noel

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Joy has a birthday!

Another one.

How soon they come

from just last year.

What rhymes with fifty eight?

Fifty – drifty, sifty, thrifty …

Nifty sounds just great.

Eight – great, straight, pate …

How’s mate?

Nifty mate sounds good to me.

The synonyms for nifty say ingenious, clever,

effective, natty, neat – yes they are all correct.

For mate read friend, pal, buddy, chum, companion,

comrade, helper, assistant – yes, they’ll do too.

Dear nifty mate,

you mean so much to me.

All these synonyms and many more

make you very special to me.

I love you.

Thank you dear Joy.

Happy Birthday