Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas at Greendale







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It has been a delightful Christmas and Boxing Day for Peceli and me as we went to my brother John's place to meet with all his family - there were fifteen children and eleven adults (oops - fifteen adults and eleven children) so it was a contantly moving busy crowd with lots of fine food preparation, games under the gum trees, kookaburras and kangaroos, swimming in the dam, and plenty of conversations about life in Darwin, life in Geneva and France, and how life has been going for us all. The environment at Greendale is perfect - tall timber and houses snug in Lacote Road. We were privileged to have a most beautiful house to sleep in as neighbours up the road kindly gave us the run of their very modern home, with beautiful art objects and walls of fine books. Peceli found a minister's dream office so he browsed through Biblical study books he'd never seen before and wrote his sermon for later. Thank you to Marg and John and the families for a time of refreshment and connecting us once again with our Australian extended family.

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Blogger Penny said...

So glad you have had a lovely time with family, part of ours has joined us today and it has been a lovley time

2:59 AM  
Blogger karlajean said...

looks like it was wonderful. and how beautiful! "bonzer" time--I LOVE that. Can I borrow the word once in a while?

5:49 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

'Bonzer' is an old-fashioned Aussie slang term, just like 'beaut'. Sometimes I don't know which words are our slang and which are American terms.
w.

1:18 AM  

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