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My Sister Fiona is having her 2nd Baby!

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Me (Jenny Kirwan and my two sisters, Jane Knuckey and Fiona Kirwan

Well, I am back in England again and my younger sister Fiona, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, is about to give birth soon to her second child!  Max is almost one year old now and soon he will have a new brother or sister.  All the best little sister, to you and Rob being new parents again!

Maurice Joseph Kirwan (Mike)

I was sorting out some paperwork today and came across the poem I wrote for my dear dad’s 80th Birthday.  I had a lump in my throat when I read it again and thought what a dear father he has been to us all…….

My dear dad, Mike Kirwan, pictured here with my younger sister Fiona Kirwan on dad's 80th Birthday!
My dear dad, Mike Kirwan, pictured here with my younger sister Fiona Kirwan on dad’s 80th Birthday!

The party was at The Lake House in Daylesford.  It was a a huge family event with aunties and uncles, my husband Steve, Peter’s gorgeous wife Rosie, Gary’s lovely partner Mel, Jane’s husband Ian, Fiona’s partner Rob and of course the five of us children!  We all stayed the night and met up again for breakfast!

here’s the poem………

THIS MAN THEY CALL MIKE  by Jenny Kirwan, 2009.

I know a great man
who’s as gentle as a lamb
so tall and so lean
and also very keen
of a kelpie called Milly
a red dog he loves dearly

This man they call Mike
is my dad who’s well liked
he’s a fine Aussie bloke
loves the land and its folk
worked hard all his life
for the kids and his wife

Found a job for me down
at the bakers in town
when he’d wake me so early
as I became very surly
‘Goodmorning, happy days!’
was his usual phrase
but it never sat well
with my hangover from hell!

But my dad’s a dear soul
now an 80 year old
and tho’ we live far apart
he’s still close to my heart
this man they call Mike
he’s a legend alright!

The tree sisters at Dad's 80th Birthday...from left Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan and Jane Knuckey.
The three sisters at Dad’s 80th Birthday…from left Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan and Jane Knuckey.

Dad was spoit with all the attention and he loved it all…..that’s what birthdays are all about!

All My family...from left Gary Kirwan, Joan Kirwan (mum), Jane Knuckey, Fiona Kirwan, Jenny Kirwan (me!), Peter Kirwan and Mike Kirwan (dad)
All My family…from left Gary Kirwan, Joan Kirwan (mum), Jane Knuckey, Jenny Kirwan (me), Fiona Kirwan, Peter Kirwan and Mike Kirwan (dad)

Fiona the Cup Cake Queen!

My sister Fiona Kirwan who lives in Melbourne, Australia is the most talented cake maker I have ever known.  When we were living in Melbourne, she would always make us something special for our Birthdays or anniversaries…..these gorgeous cup cakes were beautiful.  She has a special talent for sure.
 
Fiona made Steve and I special cup cakes for our anniversary.
Fiona made Steve and I special cup cakes for our anniversary.
Fiona's signature cup cakes
Fiona’s signature cup cakes

 Fiona also makes other goodies that look sensational at parties.

Fiona's signature cup cakes
Fiona's signature cup cakes

 

Special minature cakes were made for Dirks 40th Birthday......stunning!
Special miniature cakes were made for Dirks 40th Birthday......stunning!

 

Fiona's minature cakes for Dirk's Birthday
Fiona’s miniature cakes for Dirk’s Birthday

How incredible my little sister is!  She also makes special occasion cakes.  This chocolate cake for her friend’s 21st Birthday was something else!!

A 21st Birthday cake to die for!
A 21st Birthday cake to die for!
The cake she made for my brother Gary's 50th Birthday was a chocolate triumph
The cake she made for my brother Gary's 50th Birthday was a chocolate triumph

 

Mum and her three daughters at Gary's 50th Birthday party....Fiona is. to mum's left and Jane (in red!) and Jenny Kirwan (me!) behind.
Mum and her three daughters at Gary's 50th Birthday party....Fiona is. to mum's left and Jane (in red!) and Jenny Kirwan (me!) behind.

 

For one of Steve's Birthdays, Fiona made a magnificent plate of gorgious, gooey white chocolate brownies....thought we'd died and gone to heaven!!!
For one of Steve's Birthdays, Fiona made a magnificent plate of gorgeous, gooey white chocolate brownies....thought we'd died and gone to heaven!!!
Mum and Dad's 50th Anniversary cake was beautiful....
Mum and Dad's 50th Anniversary cake was beautiful....

 

Fiona's miniature cup cakes at baby Daisy's Christening
Fiona's miniature cup cakes at baby Daisy's Christening
I was an extremely proud god-mother at Daisy's Christening.  From left is our family.....Gary, Peter, Fiona, Jenny (me) holding Daisy, Mum, Jane and Dad.

I was an extremely proud god-mother at Daisy’s Christening. From left is our family…..Gary, Peter, Fiona, Jenny Kirwan (me) holding Daisy, Mum, Jane and Dad.

Sisters Forever!

I checked email messages on my old email address today and I was very excited and delighted to receive a message from my younger sister, Fiona.  She lives in Melbourne,  Australia and we haven’t spoken since her Birthday last May, 2010.

Fiona and Jenny Kirwan at their brother Gary Kirwan's Pub, The sherlock Holmes Inn, Melbourne, Australia.
Fiona and Jenny Kirwan at their brother Gary Kirwan's Pub, The sherlock Holmes Inn, Melbourne, Australia.

 I still miss her dearly, even though we haven’t been part of each other’s lives for some time now.  We are only 18 months apart and we were very close to each other growing up.  She was (and still is) a great animal lover.  Growing up she had pet guinea pigs and rabbits and would you believe a pet rooster called “Gertie.”  This rooster was a horrible creature and would chase everyone around the back yard and out into the paddock, trying to attack anyone with its ever-growing spurs!  Fiona was the only one who Gertie didn’t attack.  She seemed to have power over this animal and would eventually pick him up easily and put him back in his large cage.  I was terrified of this bird!

So, I hope this is the start of Fiona keeping in touch again.  She has my new email address and hopefully she will read this post.  If you do Fiona, I always have and will continue to love my little sister dearly.