Monday, June 18, 2012

Colleen and Stephen

Andrew's brother, Stephen, married Colleen yesterday.
It was just beautiful.
After a week of heavy rain the sun came out. The church was beautiful, and the reception was everything a reception should be - gorgeous setting, great music, beautifully decorated, yummy food and lots of joy.

The wedding was held at St John's Anglican Church in Camden,

and then the reception was held at Belgenny Farm.

The Granary function room.
Oliver signing the guest book.
Colleen and her friends had made metres and metres of bunting from old lace curtains, and her dad had made table centerpieces from old fence palings.

There was lots of energetic dancing after the meal.

Congratulations Stephen and Colleen xxx

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I haven't written about a movie I have seen for ages!
Well, last week I saw Prometheus. I was really looking forward to it, and the pre-clips released on YouTube really created that sense of anticipation.

So, what can I say?
I loved it. Visually spectacular.
However, it was not as scary/'hide behind my scarf' as thought it was going to be.
By far my favourite character was David, the android on board.

And then secondly, a geologist on board named Fifield, who you knew was going to be one of the first to die.

Noomi Rapace was great as Elizabeth Shaw (and big points for being able to run around after what was essentially a cesarean - I could hardly get to the bathroom after mine!), one of the scientists leading the expedition. But I couldn't raise much emotion for Charlie, her partner. Maybe we weren't really supposed to care about him.

There were those moments when I thought seriously... Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) didn't dodge left or right when the large spaceship was rolling towards her...

And I really wanted a bit more about the discovery of the ancient paintings & meaning of life type stuff. I thought that could have gone a bit deeper. Loved the reference/lead into Aliens at the end however.

My recommendation is to see it. I enjoyed it.

Saturday, June 09, 2012


We spent today in Corrimal with my family.
Philly sent me these photos tonight that she took of the kids whilst Mum, Andrew and I walked the dogs up the beach.

It was a beautifully clear day on the South Coast, but very cold. Luckily children and animals don't seem to mind the chill.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Our New Church Opens

Last weekend saw the official opening of our church's new building.
We were privileged to have Ps Phil Pringle paint during the service. It was fascinating to watch.

The new building is a beautiful space. It has such a sense of joy embodied in it. 

Oliver was particularly pleased with the kindy farm that was there for the kids as part of the opening celebrations.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A Weekend Away

Recently some friends took us away as a farewell gift.
We spent the weekend in Port Stephens, just hanging out, not really doing anything much... except maybe eating and watching the Mad Max trilogy.

 visiting Dan Murphys & the car trip
 stocking the fridge on arrival
 gelato at the marina
yummy morning teas

 buying seafood for dinner

 walking around the Nelson Bay marina

 pies for lunch

at the lighthouse

looking over Port Stephens
Thanks for the lovely weekend away dear friends.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Farm 2012

This year at the farm Matt was the main photographer, using my camera to capture our week away.

Unfortunately Chris could only join us for one night, but we had two new guests - Steve, Jo's new husband; and Sunny, our new Bulgarian friend.

We are going to miss our annual farm holiday over the next two years.