A Stunning Hello

Penelope Letty Gorman was eager to meet her parents, Rob and Rochelle Gorman from Glenorie. 2am on the 13th July, fifteen days before her due date, Rochelle was woken when her waters broke. They hurriedly exited their home and arrived at Hornsby hospital at about 3.30am only to be sent away to wait in the comfort of their home for the action to begin in earnest. At 9 am the real action did happen when Penny made a hasty entry into the world. Rochelle was ably assisted by a stunned Rob who managed to catch Penny as she took her first breathes. Rochelle’s sister, Courtney who was also assisting during the excitement was able to contact 000 who dispatched the ambulance. Both Rochelle and Rob are very grateful that their experience, which could have been fraught with drama, delivered them a gorgeous little girl. An ambulance arrived 20 minutes after the birth to transport Rochelle and Penny to the hospital.

First time grandparents Gaynor and Rod Derriman from Glenorie and Chris and Steve Gorman from Kenthurst are thrilled, delighted and ready to spoil their new granddaughter.

Right Place

My husband was on his servicing rounds doing his regular visits to properties, when he saw an elderly gentleman parking his vintage tractor in the garage. He then heard troubling noises coming from the garage. Tentatively he approached and found the gentleman, who was 93 years, had experienced a fall. Pete attended to his needs before alerting his wife. An ambulance was called and Pete stayed until it came. I know that many would be helpful and caring and would do the same but it still makes me proud that the man I have chosen to share my days and nights with is caring and thoughtful and openly demonstrates this. The gentleman is fine and is now at home being cared for by his every day and every night wife.

Just a tumble

They say that the brain functions quicker when it’s falling. Like thousands and thousands of thoughts in a fraction of a second.

I had a fall recently and I can attest to this. I was gardening next to the pool, when, for what ever reason, I tripped and fell into the pool, brrrrrr. It wasn’t a fall from a great height but still I remember a frame by frame experience and my mind swirling with one thought only…‘my phone’. I had been listening to a podcast through ear phones and had my phone in my pocket. I clambered out of the pool to dry my phone in the sunshine. This is where my small miracle for this month happened, my phone worked (hallelujah) with the exception of it being able to ring. As it turns out this was problematic and finally after 6 weeks of inconveniencing everyone I decided to take a visit to Apple to replace the phone. The night before this visit I thought it prudent to visit Google to see what remedial suggestions they might have to make the phone ring. “Check that the button on the side of the phone is not switched to silent” I did check, it was on silent, flicked the switch and it worked……what a clown!!! To celebrate I bought a ring tone ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams and every time it rings I rejoice along with Pharrell.

The Circular Keys Chorus based in Norwest are champions of Acapella.

Laugh! Sing! Shine! was the theme for the Sweet Adelines Australia 2017 Convention, held in Perth in May 2017. SHINE is exactly what the members of Circular Keys Chorus did on the stage, with their performance seeing them become the 2017 1st Place Division A Chorus.

As a result, Circular Keys Chorus will represent Australia at the Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Classic competition being held in St. Louis, USA in 2018, which they will go into ranked third. You go girls and we look forward to an update on your return. Keep shining and strutting your delicious style of singing.

Cody Love

‘Cody’ our 12-week-old chocolate Labrador is making a full recovery after being accidentally run over in the family’s driveway in June.

Georgia Milburn and Matt Mullins purchased Cody after losing their dog Barney at Easter in a road accident in Dural.

Matt said ‘’It all happened so quickly’’, like children you have to have eyes in the back of your head, Cody ran in front of the car and Matt accidentally ran over Cody.

He was taken to the emergency vets in Baulkham Hills where he underwent emergency surgery. The next day he was taken to our vets at Dural Veterinary clinic who expertly looked after our precious boy.

Ben, Steve and the team at the clinic, were outstanding in offering expert care. Cody underwent an operation to remove a part of his tail, received numerous stitches and weekly wound care.

We’re very pleased to announce he is making a full recovery and is chewing his way through the garden as all good Labrador’s do. Contributed by Sue Gartlacher from Park Lane Property Group

Lions Youth of the Year

Rae Borton, daughter of Luke and Angelique Borton from Newline Fencing, is an exceptional young woman. Rae, a year 12 student at Galston High School was nominated for a National award by her English teacher, Mr Cosgrove, who wanted to acknowledge Rae’s efforts both in the classroom and the community. Believing her to be the perfect candidate he nominated Rae for the Lion’s Youth of the Year award.

Although she didn’t win Rae found the challenging interview process helped develop her confidence along with her public speaking and communication skills. Rae was thrilled to be nominated by her school for such a prestigious award and she would like to thank Mr Cosgrove and the Lion’s Club for giving her such a wonderful opportunity to meet other like minded students and to broaden her experiences. Rae leads a well rounded life, not only is she a conscientious student but she is completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and is an active member of the Glenorie RFS. Success for Local Business Women Kate Lumby from Lumby Hampson has, for the second year in a row, won the prestigious Auctioneer of the Year Award. This is a national award and Kate was the only female out of the 12 finalists. Kate is a local of Dural along with her husband Will, their two children and Kate’s parents, Jan and Barry Lumby. Kate started in the real estate business working with her parents from an early age and now has 25 years of experience in the industry. This award recognises Kate’s dedication, persistence and passion for working with and helping people.

Wedding at Dural Country Club

In the gardens of the Dural Country Club on the frostiest morning this winter I married Castle Hill couple, John and Natalia May. Despite the heavy frost the morning was perfect, without a whisper of wind and the sun shining brightly. Cold weather is something Natalia, a native of Russia, is familiar with and a fur wrap added to her classic look. After a world hopping courtship Natalia, John and Natalia’s daughter, Veronika were the picture of a perfect family who are finally united. Great things are happening in their lives but that deserves a later post.

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