Tag Archive | family

Getting out and About

There has to be a course somewhere entitled “How to offend people without really trying”  I thought if there was such a course I would probably take it, but then I decided  I’m probably good enough at doing that already without any courses. I seem to have managed to do just this three times in […]

An unexpected Adventure!

Sunday – apart from church – is family day and in the evening the family all come over to our house and share dinner together. Last night, however, was special for me. Although my birthday is not until April, the family –  Annabell, John, Andrew, Patrica and the Girls – decided on an early Birthday […]

Benji, Trees and Firefox

Sunday; and for the first time since  we adopted Benji, we had a family dinner. This meant that for the first time the two girls were here with Andrew, Trish and, of course, John. I was a bit concerned about how Benji would react to the girls and how the girls would take to Benji. […]

Cricket, Paintings, Poems and New Year

I liked cricket. Notice the word “liked”. I used to sit up to the wee small hours of the morning to watch the Test Match in the UK. I loved to watch the skills and the sportsmanship of Ian Botham, Clive Lloyd. Vivian Richards, Graham Gooch, Dennis Lillee , Rod Marsh, Alan Border, Richard Hadlee,  […]

Heat, Yattering Birds and Road Trips.

According to the weather forecast, Thursday is to be around 42c, just the ideal weather for a drive to Adelaide and beyond – not quite as good as Infinity and beyond, but this is South Australia after all. Today it is supposed to be 37c yet, according to my outdoor thermometer the mercury is nudging […]

Fires and a Grim Outlook

Herself’s brother telephoned from Scotland to ensure that we were ok and the fires were not affecting us and she  explained to him that we  are more than one thousand kilometres from the fire danger.  But it was very kind of him to call and be concerned. My pain still continues but I have put […]

Adelaide and back again – part 1

I didn’t know what to call this so I sort of borrowed  something from Tolkein  “There and back again” otherwise known as “The Hobbit”  I don’t think I have violated any copyright.. Not quite fully packed – but close. I will set off at 7am tomorrow and should, allowing for breaks, be in Adelaide by […]