October 2006

After an uplifting rendition of “Cielolito Lindo” as we whet people’s appetite this morning, with Memo Gomez resplendent in the full Mexican gear, and a great Calabash band practice yesterday, we’re on a roll towards El Bushdance 2006. Details here.

Yesterday we went to the Crossroads garden party. We looked at a beautiful garden.  I bought a cup with lollies in it.  Mrs Helen Ford made it.  We got sausage sizzles with a soft drink.  It was a really fun time.

Yee haa. I posted off the visa paper work yesterday. Wow, we needed medical reports, references, resumes, marriage certicicates, birth certificates for the children, school certificates, uni certificates, bank balances and passport photos… mmm…Two weeks ago I got the passport photos and then found last week on the form that they have to be a slightly bigger size than the standard Australian ones..But my wonderful husband shined through and managed to create some on our own computer. Then yesterday, just as I was about to post it all off…I couldn’t find Felicity’s paperwork….But it turned up! Now it’s winging its way to Hong Kong and I am smiling. (Hopefully it doesn’t come back to us with something missing or wrong!)

Long PointSouthern highlandsWe spent three very pleasant days with our bushwalking (hiking) club, the Berowra Bushwackers, walking from Long Point, near Tallong in the NSW Southern Highlands, down the (very) big, steep hill to the lazy middle reaches of the Shoalhaven River. Vivien, morningWith nine adults and ten kids it wasn’t a fast trip, but that wasn’t the aim. We had lots of fun swimming, eating and mucking about. Tom’s birthday party was a highlight with a very good mudcake cooked in the coals by John.

After an 8am start on the Monday we got back to Long Point at midday – a fantastic effort by the little ‘uns. Then it was off to Sutton Forest Macca’s to join the seething mass of burger consumers.All home Monday night with that good-tired feeling…