Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A reunion at last (well partially)

My baby sister, Lauren, is coming home from her recent European adventure that saw her employed as a tour hostess for Contiki throughout Europe for the past 6 months or so. After a whirlwind return and catch up in Wollongong, Lauren and Dad will be making the trip down the Hume to stay with us for a week during the Spring Racing Carnival season.

We're all looking forward to catching up again, and while it won't be a full reunion since Damien, Kellie and Co. will be in Sydney, it will certainly be good to have Lauren and Dad here for a week. The boys are really looking forward to seeing Poppy and Aunty Lauren again.

Spring is powering on in Melbourne. We go from highs of 36 to overnight lows of 5. It's amazing and I wouldn't give it up for quids.

My work now has a fair dinkum office in Melbourne and I'll be gracing it with my presence for the next couple of days. I'll see if office life has changed much over the past 6 months or so.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Still in the Pink

Well, it's past the half way mark of the month and we're still in the Pink.

Lawn bowls has started again and Michael is again rolling up on Saturday afternoons.

Angus is in his last term of pre-school at which time he will move to BIG school next year and his lovely teacher, Mrs Tozer, will retire. Her able assistant Pip will remain at the school with Elisha. Patrick will be in grade 3 when Angus is a wee little preppie.

On Monday we bid farewell to Viv, Brian and Nan as they headed north up the Hume back to Sydney. With the visit by Viv and Brian before the school holidays, our trip to Sydney over the school holidays and their return visit on completion of the school holidays, we've just spent 2 month together. It was sad to see them leave but we had great times over the last 2 months. And it's only about 2 months until we visit again.

Well, that's about it for the moment.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Pink for October

Those of you with a keen eye might have noticed the change in colour. Well I've gone out in sympathy for all people directly or indirectly effected by breast cancer. This was not my idea, but was the brainchild Matthew Oliphant and one of his co-workers. And I think it's a great idea.

Back on the home front, after a busy month we're all back at home and have returned from Sydney with Viv, Brian and Nanna (or as the kids know them: Nanna, Grandad and Grandma!).

The lawn bowls season is on the horizon, beginning next weekend. Woo-hoo!. The Swans lost the AFL grand final in a thriller and the Storm lost the NRL grand final in circumstances we would rather forget. There's always next year - C'arn the Saints!