Month: February 2009

  • First choir practice

    Tonight was the inaugural practice session of the St Michael’s church male choir and it was a resounding success.

  • Travelling North

    Last night Linda and I went to see the David Williamson play “Travelling North” at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

  • Happy birthday Greg

    Happy birthday Greg

    Yesterday was my 62nd birthday, and Linda organized a great day for me. It started with 11am mass at St Patrick’s Church in the city. Dedicated in 1844, it is beautifully decorated inside and had a great choir for the service. Afterwards we enjoyed

  • Ants: uneasy truce

    You can often tell it’s about to rain when ants invade your home. We’ve had a week of almost continuous rain here, and within the first few hours the ants had discovered the sugar bowl. Now in times past I would have reached straight for the ant poison, but I’m now a new-age greenie, so…

  • Roberta Flack at the Sydney Opera House

    One of the many lovely presents we received last Christmas were tickets to see Roberta Flack at the Sydney Opera House.  We hadn’t realized at the time that the performance was on Valentine’s Day, so it was a good excuse for a romantic night out for us, as if we needed an excuse.

  • Carlo’s gig at the Opera Bar

    For some months now Carlo has had a gig every second Sunday at the Opera Bar in Circular Quay right next to (you guessed it) the famous Sydney Opera House.  (Click here for Google map)

  • Killer bushfires hit Victoria during heatwave

    While the north of Australia is recovering from massive flooding,  fierce firestorms have killed more that 173 people, destroyed nearly 800 homes and burnt out 350,000 hectares in the southern state of Victoria.

  • New carport

    At last we have a new carport to protect the cars from the heat and hail. Photos show it going up over a period of about seven hours.

  • Gabriela’s first day at big school

    Today Gaby started kindergarten at Baulkham Hills North Public School. Sabine has been going to this school for the past year and Gaby has often been there to drop her off or pick her up, so it was familiar ground. In fact Gaby had been looking forward to starting and in every way was more…

  • Happy birthday Carlo

    Carlo decided that for his 32nd birthday (02 Feb 2009) he would get all his friends together for a jam session. And what a jam session it was,