Have you ever been on a cruise? I’ve just taken my very first cruise (a mini-one). It was almost over before it began, but not before I got to feel like life is all about cruising, not rushing – just being (not to mention laughing). Did I mention drinking (just a little bit of wine)? When you cruise you’re going … Read More
So the cousins and the other cousins had a great Easter egg hunt. It was part of a simply great Easter. Let me tell you why it was so good, and why it wasn’t so much about what we hunted for but about what we found – simply by being in the right place. The cousins, our two (11 & … Read More
This past weekend I spent time with both sides of my extended family – something that rarely happens. I hadn’t seen my brother, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephews since Christmas – we can’t believe where the time went. Does the first third of the year always disappear faster than the others?
How do you strike a balance between what everyone wants and dreams of in your family? Do your dreams and hopes conflict with or complement each other? Are compromises made out of love, duty or pressure? Is there are formula for family balance? On the face of it, our family is very balanced. In yin yang terms, two of us … Read More
Happy Easter everyone! No matter what happens in our lives, we can always rely on the sun and moon to be there to light our way. The religious message of Easter is of course that out of darkness comes light, and the universal message is that the light never goes away because it is inside of us. Enjoy time with … Read More
I should start by saying that jumping is done under supervision. At high tide. The drop is less than three metres. No diving is allowed. As in so much in life, the spectre is far scarier than the reality. And so the kids take their turn.
One lucky laughing Buddha got to come along to Brunswick Heads for our annual extended family holiday. The other two got left behind at home, but at least they had each other for company. The holidaying Buddha had lots of laughs and learned a few lessons:
It’s national Adoption Awareness Month in Australia and I’d personally love your support for how adoption changes lives, for the better. I’ve also finally finished a video of our adoption trip to China in October/November 2010. We first journeyed to where our daughter is from in Hubei Province and had the privelege of meeting her Foster Mother. Then we travelled to Kunming in Yunnan … Read More