Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Warning!!!!! LOTS of pictures. Sorry .....

We went to the Man from Snowy River Festival in Corryong again. It rained big time last year and a lot of it was called off. You can see last years posts HERE and HERE. They are pretty big posts but there's lots of great pictures of Aussie country scenery and country folk and cockies (both kinds - the bird kind and the country folk kind) so if you're interested in that it might be worth a look. It didn't rain this time so we got to go to the re-enactment of Banjo Paterson's poem.  Crikey it was a good day. The re-enactment of the poem is done so well.  Everyone in Australia knows the poem. For those of you who don't it sure is worth a read. All you'd have to do is google 'The Man from Snowy River poem'. I'm sure you'll find it. Banjo Paterson sure wrote some good poems. Clancy of the Overflow is another one of Mum's favourites although she likes just about everything he wrote. Corryong is a lovely country town in Victoria. They call it high country as it is very close to the NSW ski fields and is known as the gateway to the Snowy mountains. I s'pose most of you people upover would call them hills but they are mountains to us. We didn't see any snow.  Here's some pics from the re-enactment.  There's lots ..... sorry but we've got heaps more so it could be worse, aye?
It's a bit dry, aye??  They could do with some rain.

There's heaps of pics of these kids. They were very cute. Mum did ask their Mum before she took the photos.  More following.

These are just part of the re-enactment.




How cute is this little one??


This poppet was very shy but once Mum won her over she was really out there.  The clown of the family Mum reckons.

Lovely boy ...... very well mannered. He's got lots of sisters ...


Cute as buttons, aye??



When we left Corryong we spent a few days in Sydney where we went to the Opera house and we spent a lot of time with Nan.








She is still going ok but is getting more and more confused. She really likes having me there and loves when I snuggle up next to her on the bed. I don't think the nurses would approve but Mum reckons if it gives Nan a bit of pleasure then it's ok by her.  So far I haven't been caught. Here's hoping it stays that way, aye??


Nan always makes Mum take me around to show me off to her friends before we go home. I don't get on their beds but they all like me a lot and they all want to give me treats. Mum is very strict though and says I've just had my dinner but she takes the treats from them and tells them she will let me have them later. She NEVER does!!  AND they are great treats. Chocolate, chocolate biscuits, cake, lollies ..... crikey ..... all sorts of good stuff!!!  Not fair, I say.   We are still in Sydney. We are looking after my eldest 2 legged sister's house and her two babies, Remi, the big black one and Millie, the little white one.
Remi .... it takes ALL DAY just to brush him. Just as well I'm easy!!
Oh dear ..... SHE tried to fix it .... she can't!!
Jane (my sis) is holidaying in New Zealand. I'm having fun playing with Remi. He's about my age. Millie is old and cranky but I still like her. I just leave her alone and she leaves me alone too. It's good here but I've been away from home too much this year.  I can't wait to get back to my beach and see all my mates.  S'pose it'll happen soon.

Wanna run ..... Love, Charlie.

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  1. What beautiful things you have seen and don Charlie!!! I know how fun traveling can be...and how nice it will be to get home. Enjoy your adventure!
    Smileys!
    Dory

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    1. It is fun, Dory .... just sometimes though I get a bit homesick. Won't be long now and I'll be home. Then I'll wanna go again, I s'pose.

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  2. Have fun playin wif Remi.

    And I think pupses are good for old peeps. I know my momma's grandparents really like seein me when I visit. I sit in dere laps and get belly rubs. It are da best.

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  3. Hari OM
    OMD Charlie mate.... you let mum loose with that lensy thing and she brought back lots of humming piccies which are making my pulse throb; I do miss OZ!!!

    You look so gorgeous, cuddling with GMa - any nurse who wouldn't allow that is not worth her salt, I say.... Don't worry, mate, you'll be back home soon enough. Enjoy every minute, 'cuz it ain't coming back! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. You'd have loved the day at the Opera house, Aunty. There was a big group of Indian people dressed in VERY colourful garb doing mass yoga on the steps of the opera house. It was all very entertaining. Crikey ..... you sure made Mum stop and think. She's been moaning about being away for so long instead of just getting to and enjoying it. She says 'thanks for the reminder'. We all need reminding occasionally, aye??

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    2. ...true... and sometimes in being the 'reminder' one remembers! Yxx

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  4. HI Charlie
    That looks like a great day out such lovely scenery :) What a shame your mum doesn't let have the treats from the old people they sound like great treats :) Milo & Jet

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  5. "The man from snowy river, "means so much to me when I was a child my dad would often say it after dinner sometimes he knew it off by heart and it a long poem.
    He died 25 years ago and I have the poem in a book I often read it but never get all the way without a little sob or two.
    You know you shouldn't have chocolate I shouldn't have it but I do just a bit.
    Merle...............

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    1. Its a great poem Merle. Your Dad did well to learn it. It is VERY long. My Mum's Dad died when she was just 2 so she has NO memories of her Dad. She has a little sob or two quite often when thinking of him so she fully understands how reading that poem must trigger that response in you. Its good to have memories though.
      I do have chocolate occassionally, Merle. Just little bits. So far I'm still here to tell the tale. I LOVE it!!

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  6. That was a fantastic festival. Love the kids hats....obviously bought so they can grow into them....BOL!

    We know you're probably your Gran's BEST medicine. She feels a million dollars when you're there snuggling with her.

    Bummer about the treats. We think your mum and dad might be eating them.....

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    1. They are ..... they are ..... I've seen 'em!! Meanies, aye?? I think those kids hats belonged to their folks somehow. they looked mighty cute in 'em though. It was a very hot sunny day. Last year it was freezing and WET!!

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  7. Charlie that must have been fun travelling to Sydney and I know old people love to see and snuggling us. I often goes to the grannies in the nursing home, they love me and I like going there but not too long, I get bored quickly.
    That festival is great, I should have liked to be there, the scenery, the horses, the kids all fun. Ehhhh, now I´m going to read ´The man from snowy river´.
    Hugs, Snarf

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    1. Crikey .... I hope you liked it. It's a great poem. Supposedly a true story but who knows.

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  8. Oh what a wonderful adventure you had... I would like to travel to the opera house with you... maybe we could watch Cats together?
    It's so touching to see ya with your Nan, you are such a cute boy...
    easy rider

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    1. If CATS were on ..... I don't think I'd be watching. I'd be chasin' 'em.

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  9. We love the pictures of you and your nan, Charlie! So not fair that your mom keeps YOUR treat from you! Such gorgeous photos!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Thanks Mitch and Molly ..... I'm glad you liked them. There were lots, aye??

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  10. Nawww.... Looks like you are doing a good job looking after your nan!

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  11. Great photos Charlie
    Aren't you a pawfect gentleman looking after your Nan, luffs you Charlie
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  12. GIDDY UP CHARLIE..WHAT WONDERFUL PHOTOS OF SMILING HAPPY FACES. NAN SEEMS TO BE SMITTEN WITH YOU TOO
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  13. Gosh, yu get round an do the mos' innerestin stuff.

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    1. Yeah Zoe ..... but I don't look as good as you. Wanna flutter those eyelashes at me??

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  14. Crikey Charley.... that reenactment was GRAND for SURE... We love seeing your beautiful country...
    OMD you got to see NAN... that is super fur YOU and even BETTER fur HER.

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  15. HI... I don't see an email link on your blog to contact you. I don't know how else to contact you. Could you please email me? Sad news about your blogger pal Hazel Bluhm and I see you post regularly on her blog. pfundt@gmail.com

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  16. Wow! How exciting. Thanks for all the pictures. We loved seeing them. And we hope Nan is doing OK.

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    1. Nan's doin' fine thanks Chester and Joey. She is very up and down but I guess at that age that's what happens. Glad you liked the pics.

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  17. Aw, there is nothing wrong with you snuggling your Nan! We love those photos, looks like quite an adventure!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  18. Oh Charlie, we loved all the pictures but especially the ones of you with your Nan, just so special
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

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  19. First of all Charlie what a dear heart you have to make your nana feel so good and to help make her day happier. Second, we just loved the pictures of your visit, and snowy river pictures, it is beautiful country.
    stella rose

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    1. We think Australia is beautiful but so is the USA. Similar in a lot of ways.

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  20. We loved seeing all the pics, Charlie. We are going to let Mom go read that poem too. Those little poppets were so cute and they all looked quite healthy with their rosy cheeks:)

    Have fun with the pups, and hugs to Nan from us.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. Crikey .... I hope your Mom likes the poem. My Mum loves it. those little kids sure were cute, aye?? Shame their hats didn't fit 'em.

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  21. Great pics. I think your just the medicine Nan needs.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  22. We thought the photos were sooooo beautifuls.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And its so kind of you to share your big heart to make others feel better.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Awwwww .... thanks Tweedles. Nan's a nice Lady Tweedles. I love to snuggle and share with her.

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  23. Trade ya places ....would loves to be doing all that....and seeing every minute of those adventures..Charlie...looks like you give some awesome snuggles there!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Well it might be good to trade places for a while. Maybe we should try it. That would be an adventure in itself, aye??

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  24. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Wow, that looks like a big adventure! It is very nice of you to snuggle with your Nan! All people feel better when there are Dogs nearby!

    Hang on, are Dogs supposed to get Ice Cream on their birthdays??? Cobi did not tell me this! I don't even know when my birthday is! This is terrible!!! I will tell the people right now to fix this situation! I should just get ice cream every day, don't you think?

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    1. EVERYONE'S supposed to get icecream on their birthday Ojo and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Demand it!!!!! AND as you don't know when your birthday is you SHOULD get it every day. AND none for Cobi for not telling you.

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  25. Never be sorry for pictures! Thanks for sharing...
    Come by our updated post and make a child smile...

    Noodle and crew

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  26. Wow it looks so PRETTY down under!!!

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    1. It's a pretty nice place to live Fizzy.

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  27. Oh I loooove all your pictures. I think Nan really likes having you in her bed. Who wouldn't??

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    1. DAD doesn't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meanie ......

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  28. Great photos... luv da Aussie vershun of cowboy hats..y'all don't roll yer brims!

    And yer Nan shore duz look happy to have ya up dere wiff her.... a pup to snuggle makes evfurryone feel better!

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  29. What a great post full of all kinds of interesting things!
    You are a well traveled pup, fur sure, and you do get to see the most marvelous things,and peeps, the best being your Nan...and your gals and guys at home of course...
    What sweet pics of those children! Growlmy thought those girls looked like yours a lot:))

    Woofs!
    Growlmy is so behind she has over a 100 blogs to look at...I think she will only comment on the newest ones, BOL!!

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  30. Whats an amazing trip Charlie! I sure would loves to see Sydney and chase afters those pretty horses in the re-enactment! You look well comfortables, snuggled up with ya Nan there, I sure wouldn'ts mind joining you.....
    Your Enid xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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