Nothing brings joy to everyone more than a wedding…..well maybe the birth of a baby, but a wedding is definitely high on the joy scale. Kerrie from the Galston Village Pharmacy is still glowing from the fabulous memories created when she married her now husband Charles. When all of our
Kerrie and Charles’ ceremony was held at Lynwood Country Club in front of 100 friends and family. Keeping the pipeline filled with great adventures they plan to honeymoon next February on a cruise around the South Pacific.
Congratulations also to Kerrie for gracefully navigating her 50th birthday ‘half a century’ on 18th February 2019.
Clown Doctors are Delightful
I went to Westmead Children’s Hospital last week to see a
Well, around midday in walks this Clown Doctor and says to Tilly (the name is changed), the almost
Tilly not only loved his “wacky” questions and singing, but we also were impressed about how the Clown Doctor lifted the spirit of our toddler from unhappy to jigging and smiling in his Mummy’s arms. We adults were all “tickled pink” by him. This was a very special time of joy in a difficult day. It lifted us all!
Seriously though, Clown Doctors, like “Silly Billy”, do such an awesomely great work in hospitals. I actually now
Keep going “Silly Billy” – you and Clown Doctors are
Bone Dry Hay Run
On Saturday the 16th of February six of us arrived early morning into Brewarrina to soaring temperatures. To meet a B double truck laden with 20 tonne of Super Dan ( especially grown for stock in drought conditions) hay bales, purchased from the funds raised at our previous fundraiser held on the 1st of December 2018 at Galston Uniting Church.
The local Lions Club met us there to assist us in the
We did not
It was a very emotional day for us all, to see these/our people so humble and so utterly grateful for the little assistance that we could give.
We are holding another charity event on 9th March at The Galston Club. (see ad page 34). Please come along to help us to help them – our Forgotten Farmers.
What my friends are reading
For almost 30 years I have met monthly for a book club with a group of ladies, who at that time all resided in Beecroft. Over the years we have each moved at least once taking us to different parts of Sydney. Pretty impressive, if I do say so for us to have maintained our dedication to the group. Each year one of our prolific readers lists her top ten books for the year.
I thought I would share some of her selection with you, just incase you are looking for a great book to read.
‘The Patron Saint of Liars’ by Ann Patchett
This is Patchett’s debut novel written in
‘I Am, I Am, I Am’ by Maggie O ‘Farrell.
As with Ann Patchett, I often feature Maggie O’Farrell’s books in my list because her writing style is so accessible. This one is an autobiographical group of short stories of
Mary’s top pick for 2018 was ‘The Heart’s Invisible Furies’ by John Boyne who is well known for his book, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’
This is an epic tale of an Irishman man who was adopted at birth and charts his life in
Just in case you missed this story from February contributed by Sonja Best from Cafe Sasanqua
This week I had the great pleasure of meeting a couple celebrating 71 years of marriage. 71 years – that’s more years than some people have for their entire life!
From the moment they arrived, he treated her with great tenderness and affection, I thought to myself “what a beautiful couple”. They were the recipients of a voucher prize from the Galston High Twilight Markets.
When I said congratulations and called him a winner, he responded ever so kindly with “love, I was a winner 71 years ago when this lady married me”. My heart melted. This came immediately after I received
Needless to say, tissues were required that day.
This is a very special community that I feel privileged to be a part of.
His and Hers
My husband has always taken great care of our ride on lawn mover as, like a lot of men he loves his grass. But after 20 years of
My multi -cultural Australia Day
While Kerrie and Charles celebrated Australia Day in grand style Peter and I, together with 20 other guests sat under a shady canopy enjoying a Persian feast. It was an indulgent treat and I would like to thank our hosts Jennie and Iraj for ignoring the heat of the day to make our day really fabulous.