Welcome to the World, Alythea Ruth Campbell

Alythea Ruth Bramwell Campbell.

Her first name means “Truthful One”.

Her second name is after her great grandmother, mother of her Dad Tristan’s Dad, Rob.

Her third name is a maternal family name on her mother’s side.

Born at 13:54, 28th August 2006, Alythea weighed in at 8 pounds and 1 ounce. As she was pulled from the warm, dark womb that had been her home for almost 9 months, she yelled in indignation.

Tristan was very proud of his brave and pretty wife and lovely little daughter who eventually settled down to look at this new, bright world.

Later, Tristan looked up the star charts for Alythea:

“This baby name is representative of high intellectual and spiritual development. It’s bearers are people with a wide breadth of views. They are frequently charming, restless and impetuous. Decisiveness, will power and non-recognition of dogma are all part of their nature. They feel and perceive the world around them much deeper than others do. They hunger to help others and serve for humane purposes.”

Welcome to this world, Alythea:-)

Grandma Wendy X 2 now!

In Awe of Our Family

There we sat, Rob and I, with the family we had created with our love for each other: the bouncy Jeanette with her short chestnut hair and the thoughtful Christopher with his long, long, black hair. They are now living back in Perth after their 8 years in the UK. Tall, lovely Elwyn, here for a break from her sojourn in the UK. Tristan and Blaine, a devoted couple, and proud and loving parents of our darling Tom and their soon-to-born daughter. And joining us was my mother, Shirley Brine, the only survivor of Rob’s and my parents still with us. She loves to catch up with her grand-children and great-grand-children, and this was to be such an occasion.

Blaine had come up with this idea, so that my Mum could see everyone before the next grand-child arrived. A very thoughtful idea. She had chosen a cafe with an indoor playground so that Tom would have somewhere to play. We took turns in being with Tom as he climbed up and down and around.

The photos show a close and happy family, which is what we are.

I am in awe of what Rob and I have created!