Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday 23rd November – Final Preparation Day at Oatley

So here it is – the final day of preparation before the big event! First and foremost a big thank you to Frances (Hamish’s aunt) who is hosting the reception at her house in Oatley (45 minutes in the southern … Continue reading

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Thursday 22nd November – Ladies and Gentlemen’s Evening

Nick, Val and Henry joined us in Ayesha Cottage today having spent three nights in a cabin by a lake four hours north of Sydney. They had a great time swimming and even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. It … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21st November – Hello Ayesha Cottage

Chris and I were up early again today to welcome the sun in Peace Park, Ashbury, along with the same joggers and dog walkers. The only difference was that there was a small group doing a ‘boot camp’ with a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20th November – Another Sunny Day in Sydney

[Normal service being resumed – as a consequence of the delay in postings (for apparently good reasons, such as the small matter of a wedding – more of that later), the next week’s worth of (allegedly) rather too much detail … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Be Resumed Shortly

Dear Readers As you can imagine, things have got a bit busy recently. Today we are all at Oatley, preparing Frances’s house for the reception. There must be about 30 people here arranging flowers, decorating the house, and all sorts … Continue reading

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Monday 19th November – Back to Sydney for the week before the wedding

Another beautiful sunrise! We are so lucky to have seen a great variety of weather here. Last night there wasn’t such a good sunset and there were lightening storms to the south with very strong winds. The end result was … Continue reading

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Sunday 18th November – This is how to chill

Another beautiful sunrise. Not a lot going on in the house, but there was immense activity on the beach: a surfing competition right in front of us which last all day and just along the beach was a surfing gala … Continue reading

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Saturday 17th November – Life is a Beach!

Another gorgeous day at the seaside – well we are in Australia and someone has to do it. I awoke around 5.45am and watched the sun rise over the ocean – beautiful. The beach house is just as its name … Continue reading

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Friday 16th November – Weekend at The Beach House

The morning was spent preparing for a trip that Jo and Hamish had organised with Dick’s older brother. Bob and his wife Christine own a beach house near Gosford which is on the Central New South Wales Coast, about two … Continue reading

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Thursday 15th November – The Family Gathers

Today was the full of ends, starts and changes. Hamish has finished his studies for the year with an exam which he passed with flying colours and Jo had her last day at work before the wedding. The lead up … Continue reading

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