Gra Nomad Wanderings

Monday, July 20, 2009


It's been a beaut July so far. Just think, 40 years since man walked on the moon! Cool! Happy birthday Ann Lawrence. She was born on that day!!!

We've had all 3 kids come visit (Deb, Peta, Jeremy), plus 1 son-in-law (Jon, we have 2), 2 grandkids (Logan and Owen), 2 grand-dogs (Dinah and Muttley) and a lovely lady Julia that Jeremy brought down here. She can definitely come again! My sister Margaret also came to check things out. Today we're expecting brother Alan and his wife Jenny and their 16 year old daughter Jemma. Another visitor this week will be Ian from Dubbo. He's one very special bloke. He's keen to give us a hand in the garden. Thanks Ian.

We don't seem to be doing too well in sport at present. Cadel Evans in Tour de France is about 4 minutes behind the leader, the Wallabies lost to the All Blacks in rugby over the weekend, and England are in a commanding place in the 2nd cricket test at Lords. At least NSW bat Michael Clarke (above... did you think that was Ian?) is putting up some resistance with a century. (Sorry if somebody from the US - like Kathi - is reading this. Best just to disregard stuff like "Lords", "cricket", "fine leg" etc.)

Fay and I joined another 30+ friends at a gathering at Kellyville (Sydney) over the weekend. It was ex Wagga Teachers College folk from 63-64 era and their spouses. You'd have fitted in easily Dicko!! Marion (hostess) had 1 motor home, 2 caravans and 3 avans in her back yard! Don't worry, we could have accommodated way more than that on her huge house block. Great party! Top bonfire! Great hostess. Photo above shows just some of the group getting into some tucker. Weather was very pleasant. Remember it is winter here in Oz!
Off to Yeoval/Dubbo next weekend.... plus a few days into the following week. The Mulga Bill weekend is in Yeoval. However we are expecting August to be VERY QUIET. Feel free to pop in. Just give us a ring to make sure we're home.


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