Thursday, 28 August 2008

The home straight

I have just started my last trimester of study. Five years ago this point seemed so far away, and now it has arrived. Although I have loved the journey, I have been looking forward to the end.

I think its time for a new challenge.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Back to work

I made it safely back to Australia, just. When we landed in Melbourne from Auckland we had to sit in the plane for 50 mins waiting for the baggage system to be repaired. So when we got of the plane I had to jump the customs line to catch my flight to Adelaide. I made it, but it was a bit hairy for a minute or two.

Being in Canada with my family was great. I loved spending so much time with my sister Debra, and showing my parents around the part of Canada I know well was a blessing for me. I wonder what country we shall get together in next year?

Such a long plane trip is doing funny things to sleep pattern. I feel tired at night, but no matter how early or late I go to bed I still wake up early and ready to go. I'm sure it will settle down soon.


Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Grey/Bruce adventures

We have just spent the most wonderful 5 days with the people of Faith Desboro. Catching up with my close friends has been an amazing experience. As we left today driving, along side of the 7 ft high corn crops, we all had damp eyes. Again I would like to thank everyone who opened their hearts to me and my family. Returning to Canada has confirmed that vicarage was more than just a practical part of my study, it was one of the highlights of my life.

On a similar note, at the Horse Shoe competition last year I was paired up with the champion from the last 5 years, Bill Kuhl. And the day ended as expected, the champion carried the novice to the winners podium. This year Bill could not compete in the Klages trophy and I was paired with Julie Hachey and with her help I successfully held my title of Klages Horseshoe champion. Now the people of Desboro have told me that I will have to return next year to defend my title. Maybe if they pay half the airfare and let me preach that day....

Oh and if I get a feed of pig tails at a potluck that might sweeten the deal.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

From the North

We are having a great time traveling around Grey/Bruce Counties catching up with friends from vicarage and showing my family the sights. We are all tired from the flight which went fine but was long. The weather is real nice, about 25 degree days. A lot like our springs, just a little more humid.

Cheers, Adrian