settling down

so, we have finally arrived in Sydney and are in our flat! The move was good but tiring. We spent an excellent week at friends of friends while they were away from home and it provided an excellent base from which to get things sorted. Now we’re in our own place with most things in […]

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VISA VISA VISA VISA!!!!!

Huzzah! The fine people at Australian High Commission in Singapore have issued our student visas and, in less than 2 weeks, we will be flying to Sydney to begin my course at Moore College where I will be starting a 4 year BDiv and, hopefully, being ordained in the Anglican Church. In not so good […]

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All we, like sheep, have gone Amway

As I write this Jacqui (the mother of ouldjr – another shameless plug) is meeting a lady to have a chat about Amway . So what do you all think? Is Amway a good thing or is it bad? I’d be interested in your comments in two areas; The products themselves The methods they use […]

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Dungeons and Dragons?

An excellent link courtesy of jjostm which highlights the arcane perils (not) of Dungeons and Dragons. But seriously, I’m in 2 minds about fantasy role-playing. I spent years of my life in D&D (I’m a purist – AD&D didn’t do it for me) and don’t think that I was affected at all. Having said that […]

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The Return of the King

What can I say? It was awesome!!! We went to watch yesterday morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. The vistas were breathtaking. The battles were huge!!! The story was not tweaked too badly…. But first, why do we go and watch these films? This summarises brilliantly the dichotomy in our house. Actually, Jacqui liked the story […]

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LORD OF THE RINGS, BABY!!!!!!

It is on!!!! Tomorrow morning we go to watch the Return of the King. We geared up for this event with a pizza-supported session yesterday evening with a good friend and the DVD of Two Towers. Watch this space for feedback.

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ouldjr update

So, we went to the hospital today for the latest checkup and scan… Again, we tried to find out the sex. All those that want to hear the result should go here. ouldjr is almost 1kg in weight now and is in the 97th percentile for size – going to be a big one. Please […]

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Religious Freedom undermined in France

Really a rant and a question for my American brothers and sisters… Moslem headscarves are to be banned in France. Am I the only one that’s very worried about this? The ban is, of course, wider than headscarves (that’s a perculiarly prominent issue in France), it is proposed to extend to items such as Jewish […]

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