[Central station Sydney. Our mountains trains depart and arrive from here. we get special trains for the mountains.]
my friend Peter, supports a charity called the Lantern Club [which raises money for the Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children] and he has been trying for many years to get me to join.. but with my children little, I just didn't have the time ..
years went on and I became a grandma & little Harry was born just over 2 yrs ago :Introducing Harry.. he was just beautiful
[and of course, still is]. Harry - August 2010
Harry was slow in talking and after quite a few tests, he was found to have a very slight hearing problem and was fitted with hearing aids to help him identify certain syllables... He will wear these for sometime, while his hearing is re-trained.
I love all my grandsons but well, when I look at Harry, it is like looking into my own self. he is very much like me to look at when I was a child. we have a bond.
when we found out about this little hearing problem, I looked up and said to God. 'well, if it takes this to make me join the Lantern Club, then I suppose this will be my pet charity'.. and I joined.
yesterday, dutch husband & I, went to Sydney. on the train.
standing on one of the stations at Central ~ I remember coming here with my Nan, dressed in my best clothes. Ladies would be dressed in their finery. Hats and gloves were a must when going to the city.. times have changed and people are dressed so differently ~ I wore a vintage green cardigan. tights and black skirt. lovely rosary beads around my neck, sent to me from a friend.
to a very lovely, swish hotel
for the annual luncheon fundraiser for the Lantern club.. we travelled by train with a lovely group of *older* ladies, some in their late 80's!!
& sat with ladies we didn't know.. chatting and making new friends
Joe & I had alot of fun. He has recently retired and we chatted as we travelled along. I told him that I wanted to take some photos for my blog and then we got to talking of maybe oneday a month, coming to Sydney by train and exploring. there is so much to see in the city. China Town. markets. Parks & museums. Art gallerys. and of course the famous Harbour bridge..
so many adventures to come......
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