published in Children, Family, Inspiration, Photos, Travel by Maryanne | October 20, 2019

G’Day From Down Under


Wee Rosie

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.”

– Leo Christopher

G’Day Mate…how ya goin’?

Ace, I hope! I am in Perth, Western Australia this week, visiting rellies: my niece, Kylie, her husband, Colm, and their two adorable ankle-biters, Liam (4) and Rosie (2). I am Liam & Rosie’s Great Auntie!

The Captain America shield just flew across the room, so I shall keep this blog short then return to the task at hand 🙂

This trip has been all about getting to know & playing with the sprogs…and that we have done spectacularly well, if I say so myself.

Here are a few snaps:

Super excited Liam at Rockingham beach…we both swam!


Rockingham beach


Moo-stache (Rosie’s nickname is Moo Goo or Moo for short)


Liam on tractor at the Crooked Carrot Cafe & Park


MA & Moo picnic in the park

And, just to keep my single-gal sanity in check, there has also been a daily solo escape to the lovely local beach:

Secret Harbour beach

Sometimes I even sneak off TWICE a day, to catch the sunset:

Love this shot of me & Ky at Dophin Quay (just seems like yesterday she was Rosie’s age):


And this is the beach at Dolphin Quay…wow!

That’s it, that’s all for now…have a good week & catch ya later!

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. Maryanne is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. If you would like to receive her weekly blog, please sign up here.




  1. Colleen on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:38 am:

    Have a wonderful time with your family. I was just talking about you to a friend that I work for…I sure miss you and hope to talk soon…lots of work ahead teaching air force cadets to serve meals to veterans next week and then all the marching ahead of me working up to remembrance day! Johnny turned 70 2 weeks ago and is going to retire at the end of October…not sure if I am ready for that!
    Love Coll

  2. jennifer dickey on October 23rd, 2019 at 11:58 am:

    Love the pictures! Great that you are seeing the world. I’d hope to see Australia one day, too.

  3. Tonia on October 23rd, 2019 at 1:48 pm:

    Looks absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to more pics.


  4. Maryanne on November 5th, 2019 at 5:24 pm:

    Thanks, Tonia! Hope you are doing well 🙂

  5. Maryanne on November 5th, 2019 at 5:25 pm:

    Hi Jennifer! Australia was a really special trip…I am very grateful to have been able to spend time with my family AND see a beautiful part of the world!
    Take care,

  6. Maryanne on November 5th, 2019 at 5:27 pm:

    Johnny is 70?! Wow…that is wild! I look forward to seeing you again soon & catching up. Big hugs from Qualicum Beach…miss you, too!

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