Tuesday, December 25, 2012

our precious family

Christmas Day 2012
Here we are, after the Christmas morning service at our Church, the lunch/feast, and the children opening their presents.  Noel and I feel very blessed as we share in the lives of our young ones and their marriage partners, and their little ones.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas greetings

For our Christmas 2012 greeting, please click here.
Thanks to Alistair, Rebecca and James Gray for the photo.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blowing out 65 candles


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Bec and James; Miriam and Amelie

Welcoming guests

A word from Noel
Amelie

Lighting the candles
lots of help to blow out the candles on the cake made by Annie
the two of us


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy 2nd birthday James - and Evie, a week later

The family line-up, May 2012

Happy 8th birthday dear Poppy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

posing (or not) for that family pic! 

out to lunch

oooh!

Story time

they really are darlings!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A weekend away

Beauty of form in the patterns of sand and rock deposits

London Bridge at Portsea

We don't often get the opportunity to have a weekend away. That's why it seems fitting to record, with pictures and a few notes, our visit to the Mornington Peninsula this weekend.  We had no particular plans, so after a late start we went out and walked along the beach. The weather was mild - the beaches were almost deserted.

This picture was taken from the sand dunes along the ocean beach at Sorrento.
On the horizon you can just see Melbourne.

We climbed many stairs at Point Nepean
We visited historic sites
The historic buildings of the quarantine station
Beautiful coastal wilderness - Bass Strait to the Right, and Port Phillip Bay to the Left.

The horizon is really horizontal - the camera was not! But, Noel worked out how to use the timer on the camera.





Saturday, April 14, 2012

a musical moment

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Sharing a 'Gilbert and Sullivan' musical moment around the piano.  These gifted folk are my sister Anna, her son Phil, his wife Jen (at the piano).  Paul is also singing in the background.