Graham and Emma

A Sleep Over

Early in July Sandra and I headed to Lakes Entrance for a week. On the way we stopped in at Graham and Emma's  to make sure Nicholas and the dogs were in good health. What we found were two boisterous dogs, a sleepy little boy and two tired parents. The goat was seemingly happy enough in the back yard sitting on a log.

A brew and some pictures

Graham proved a couple of very welcome brews and it was time to try my new camera. The focus of our interest was, guess who? Nicholas!


Nicholas seems such a peaceful little boy, but the picture in front of the fire I
took at 4 o'clock in the morning. Grahams roosters started their wakeup calls
around 0230 hours and continued until no one was left asleep. At this stage Nicholas is into sleeping all day and being awake most of the night.
0430 hour, Dogs awake, Dads nearly asleep, Nicholas Awake and Granddad taking photos

A Birth Notice

On 3 June 2013 Emma delivered a boy child at 0352 hours in the Angliss Hospital at Boronia. Graham and Emma were all smiles. The Grandparents, Nana and Granddad Gannan and Nan and Granddad Graham were all smiles.

Graham, Nicholas and Emma.


The bub, who is named Nicholas Mathew, was very patient with us all, allowing him to be photographed and passed from person to person.
Nicholas Mathew Gannan

A Quick Visit

The June long weekend gave us the opportunity to  go and see Nicholas, and Graham and Emma as well. It had only been a week and Sandra was missing the little chap already. A nice drive via Bonnie Doon, Yark and Healsville saw us at Graham and Emma's in time for lunch. At the moment Graham has plenty of wood to keep the home fire burning and the place nice and warm. The weather is not much good at the moment, cold and wet and not much to do outside. For the next couple of hours it was cups of tea, lunch and of course lots of time with Nickolas. He does not seem to have grown much but Emma assures us that he is putting on weight like it is going out of style.

All to soon it was time to head home so a couple of cuddles and hugs and we were away. What I found most interesting about this trip was the smile on Sandra's face whenever she held or looked at Nickolas. It was a most pleasant day and I look forward to many more like this.
Sandra and Nickolas

To Graham and Emma's new home

Today, 5 May Sandra and I went visiting, to Graham and Emmas new house near Healsville. It was a 232 Kilometre drive. Closer than going to Lindas by 2 km.
Coming down the Black's Spur through the tall timber and the fog suggested that it would be cold at our destination. It was.
Down the Spur

We Arrived

After nearly three hours driving we were through Healsville and heading down a narrow track into more fog before Sandra did a three point turn to get into Grahams drive way and a nose dive down to the house.
Garage on the left, house, down below.

Emma had a brew waiting for us and it was most welcome. After a look around the inside and some lunch it was time for Graham to show me around their block. After struggling back up to the car I presented Graham with his House Warming gift, a chainsaw! From his shed we went for a walk around the property. His goat would not pose for a photograph, so she missed out.
Goats backside on left and house in back ground

A couple of gullies that Emma wants Graham to build a couple of walking bridges across.

Down past a couple of Wombat dens, across a rabbit warren to the chook pen.

Then back up to the house.

From their verandah the view down the yard and across the valley is lovely. Just waiting for a fine day now for some better photos. After a bit more of a chat and another brew, Sandra and I headed home after a very plesant couple of hours at Graham and Emmas new home.

igg 14.06.2013 07:08

congrats all round

Judy 09.06.2013 11:45

Is that Graham's frown ???

Paul 09.06.2013 13:09

No, it is the smile of Nicholas

annaliese 02.02.2013 11:30

Hey grandad good work

#1daughter 07.05.2012 12:27

2km's! You made it sound like my place was so much further. We stayed last weekend and I tell you the roosters are lucky to still be alive!

IGG 06.05.2012 10:00

Looks very nice paul should keep them both busy !

Maureen 06.05.2012 08:57

Hi Paul & Sandra, looks a great place but think it could be cold in the winter there. Have a good birthday Paul for tomorrow.

Paul 07.05.2012 01:20

Thanks Maureen. It is a bit cold, but the heater works just fine and there is plenty of firewood available!

Jess 06.05.2012 05:26

Looks amazing!!!!!!

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02.07 | 08:09

Thanks for the reply - I found Gannan image on 14 Squadron archives whilst looking for John Hunter who was from Albury. I just wanted to advise - Cheers

02.07 | 07:56

Continuing, I have no information as to his time at 70 OTU other than he was on course No 13 and Passed. His name is Gerald Gannan who passed away in 1994.

02.07 | 07:49

G'day Chris. Sorry it took so long to answer. I have that pic somewhere. Just cannot find moment. It was among Dads Photos of 14 Sqn RAF. 70 OTU
Mar to May 42.

23.06 | 09:23

Hi Chris from Albury & District Historical Society - saw the image of the B26 in this post - can you advise where you found it as I'm doing some work on 70 OTU