30 December 2011

Happy 39th Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear Lisa
Happy Birthday to me

29 December 2011

Book Review -- "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" - By Kim Edwards


This would have to be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read. If you get a chance read it, or if you would like to read it I can send you my copy.

This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr David Henry to deliver his own twins, his son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down Syndrome.
For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split- second decision that will haunt all their lives forever.  He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution.  Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.
Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

26 December 2011

My little Trip To Gunnedah

A couple of weeks ago hubby and I went to Gunnedah to see my friend Jodi Dolbel,
we left early on saturday morning and headed up there, we arrived about 10.15am and stayed till about 2.00pm in the afternoon, we had lunch at the Park View Hotel.
It was great to see Jodi again as I had never been to Gunnedah before, it had been about 6mths since she had stayed at our place with Emelia while they were down here visiting her brother Matt in the JHH.
Jodi it was great to see you again.

A Work Collegue & Friend --- Karen Grew

One of my work collegues and friends Karen Grew and I have worked together at the Newcastle Herald now for about 2 1/2 years now, well she has decided to retire on 5th January 2012, she will be sadly missed.
Karen enjoying caravanning with hubby Steve, we will all miss you alot..
This photo was taken on Thursday 15th December at our work christmas party.

Book Review: I've Been There (and Back again) by Joy McKean

I'VE BEEN THERE ( and Back Again) by Joy McKean
Lifetime of Travel, Stories and Songs

In this Book Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean come together to share stories of their life and many many travels...
Slim has been gone a few years now and is still sadly missed by a lot of people in this country and will be still sadly missed many many years from now..