Tag: Ben Lomond
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50 ♥

Jetstar

Last weekend, my sister Cath and I flew to Melbourne to celebrate our older sister’s 50th birthday in Castlemaine.  We were literally only there for 24 hours, but despite the quick trip, it was wonderful to celebrate Rob’s special day.

Rob has always lived a very healthy life and as a result she is beaming with vitality and youth, despite her half century milestone!

Surrounded by all her special friends in a cosy bar in Castlemaine, we celebrated into the wee hours.  The next morning, Rob’s husband Paul cooked up a storm and we enjoyed opening presents together and drinking cups of tea before dragging ourselves back to Tullamarine.

Rob and I Sisters Birthday Cake Birthday Cake Party details Rob, Fran and Tan Present time Present time Rob cuddling 'pebble'. Grey & Felt CushionBreakfast Rob, Cath and I

Whilst I was away, Nick took Poppy and James to Ben Lomond for a few snowy adventures.  James loved ‘sloping’ down the hill on a sled with Poppy, in his big baggy pants.  Bless.  Xx

James at Ben Lomond

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Papa Snow

Red Mountain

My dear friend Eryl passed away last September but I am thinking of him today … on his birthday.

I first met Eryl (or Papa Snow as he was affectionately known) when I started working as a Lifty (ski tow operator) at Ben Lomond when I was a wee young lass.

We shared many happy times in the snow surrounded by special friends including Goody, Luke, Elise, Steve and many more.  The most memorable being a trip to Red Mountain in Canada in 2005.  Eryl was 71 at the time, but that didn’t stop him from skiing all day, passing around his hip flask on the chair lift, hitch hiking and even dancing on the bar.

Eryl had a vigor for life and I miss him dearly. x

Red Mountain - Luke, Eryl, Elise & Steve

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Eryl

Red Mountain

Red Mountain