Friday, 19 December 2014

Friday Smiles

Happy Friday Smiles everyone - this week we are visiting our kids and staying at our home in Townsville where  our son's hot and humid. I'm always eager to visit and catch up with gorgeous GD Sophie - here she is eating watermelon for the first time (she has a thing about bibs at the moment and is wearing 5 in the pic)
...And then there's our garden. It's all very green and lush, not too many flowers in bloom but I wanted to share these six photos..
This is our stand of banana trees

And these are the bunches of bananas coming on....
 THREE (this has just newly popped out this week)
 That is an awful lot of my smile is more of a smirk.
We usually trim out the saplings so only one bears fruit at a time...seems like my dehydrating machine will be working overtime in a few weeks.
 Now this is our portable spa...bought it with us this trip and spent the morning, laying some sand, inflating and filling it up, so we can have a dip to cool off (I'm here for 4 weeks). I suppose the bit that has me smiling this week is that now I have to fit into my swimsuit....mmmm
Do you have a smile to share, pop over to Annies blog week 98 and join in the fun and visit the other folk to what has them smiling this week.
And as there will not be a post for next Friday due to Christmas....I want to wish everyone  the very very best for a wonderful Christmas with your families - have a fabulous, relaxing and fun day I now we will be... HUGS Robyn
Share a smile...


  1. Hi Robyn. Your post really made me chuckle this week. Why? I hear you hubby had been given an offer from Tesco to have our shopping delivered and they were giving us £15 as a Christmas treat. He ticked all the boxes and it was delivered on time as planned but in the boxes came 5 large bags of bananas :-) He had thought he'd ordered 5 bananas but had clicked in the wrong box!! We had a good giggle about it and happily shared them around the family.....I guess you just might have to share yours around too :-)
    Thank you so much for sharing your smiles over the last really does make the world a happier place. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and 2015 comes with all you wish for yourselves.
    Annie x

  2. Even to us down here in South Australia which has a pretty warm Summer time, bananas growing in your garden sounds so exotic!Yum..they will be so delicious straight off the tree.
    Your little grandy is sooo precious!What a little darlin'.
    Have a Happy, Happy Christmas.

  3. Your granddaughter is just the most adorable thing EVER! I'm glad you're going to be able to spend some time with her over the next month. Enjoy the gorgeous weather and that spa! I'm jealous!

  4. Oh wow! How amazing, having bananas growing in your own garden. What a little cutie your gd is with all her bibs. Happy Friday.

  5. Hi Robyn, thank you so much for your lovely christmas card, she arrived me yesterday! It always make me smile if cards arrives me :-)
    I wish you and your family a great time togehter and a happy christmas and enjoy the sun :-)) (we just have rain here at the moment :-(
    Cheers Manuela

  6. forgot to say, cute photo from Sophie and the banana tree looks amazing!

  7. Hi Robyn, I can't see the word Townsville without thinking of a superhero ... not sure why but that name reminds me of all the comics I read as a child. Five bibs ... Sophie sure is keen to stay clean :) I'm so envious of your banana trees. have a banana for breakfast most mornings so I'd really love it if we could grow them here in Scotland but it's much too cold - love the photos though :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and that you find much to smile about during the festivities. Elizabeth xx

  8. I do love to read how others spend their time, especially at Christmas. I am sure you will have a lovely time with little Sophie. The spa looks wonderful. I am very jealous of all those bananas. We have trees from that family in our yard, but I have not seen any bananas growing here. Kate x

  9. Thanks for sharing Robyn ... I love seeing your photos ... look at all those bananas!! Wow!

  10. Your granddaughter is so adorable! Thanks for sharing those photos too!

  11. What an interesting post,
    Your trees are wonderful.
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    Wishing you a very
    Merry Christmas.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  12. Gorgeous piccie of your GD. How amazing to have bananas growing in your garden. Wonderful piccies.
    Hope you had a good Christmas.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn