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Another Day, Another Vanilla Slice

The Foundry in Maryborough. 

Very sticky icing, luscious vanilla custard, firm non-crisp layery pastry. The cream just cut through the sweetness of the icing to pleasant effect. 

  


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Life In God’s Waiting Room

I don’t have a Senior’s Card yet. They didn’t even ask if I had one. 

  


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Footy Tipping 2015 – NRL Round 17 / AFL Round 14

Having to post these on Thursday night in the State where AFL doesn’t really exist.
But next week will be the final State of Origin for 2015 and I may hear a thing or two about that.
Oh, and Queensland.

NRL (last round 6/8; season tally 64/118)
Souths
Saint George
Manly
Paramatta

AFL (last round 5/6; season tally 67/102)
Sydney
Hawthorn
Richmond
North Melbourne
Western Bulldogs
West Coast
Essendon
Geelong (don’t know why)
Fremantle


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Developing A Vanilla Slice Habit

It’s Kathryn’s idea. 

It’s all my own fault. This one is from a Patisserie on the Hervey Bay waterfront. 

The pastry was flaky, but wanted to separate between layers, the custard was ok, and the icing pleasant.   


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John Wilson – Moderator-elect Of The 2016 Presbyterian Church of Australia General Assembly

John Wilson, in a post on Facebook, comments that he was “Taken by surprise to be appointed Moderator-elect of the next General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. Truly humbled by such confidence placed in me by colleagues.
Looking to the Lord for wisdom and strength for this role throughout an Australia-wide church (PCA) that’s lively, gospel-focused and seeking to honour God.”
Many people have taken the time to offer words of support and appreciation for John at that post.

As mentioned in a post back in April, John’s ministry history includes: Numurkah 1981-84; Reservoir 1984-95; Kangaroo Ground 1995-98; Presbyterian Theological College (Victoria) 1998-2009; Clerk of Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Victoria 2007-. For several years John has undertaken several preaching trips to Zambia and short term mission trips to Malawi.
John is married to Paula and has three adult children.


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Apropos Of Nothing – Josh Ritter’s ‘The Curse’

Spending twenty-something hours driving means listening to lots of music, including Josh Ritter.
I never get tired of hearing ‘The Curse’.
If you’ve never heard it before, or even if you have, here it is again.
The song is so evocative, that imagery isn’t necessary, but it has inspired visual interpretations.
I’d recommend, if you’ve never heard it before, listen to it without looking at either of these clips and then watching it to see how much imagery was created in your mind. Then watch these and see how others imagined it.
Firstly, Liam Hurley’s puppet video clip with the song.

Secondly, here’s another one.