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Second Evening Of Summer In Nelson, Vic

Dropped in at a Camp Karnkendi committee meeting early this evening.

Summer hasn’t quite arrived in Nelson, but the hospitality, as always, was warm.


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Evening Commute

Full day of meetings concluded.

Train trip and then a shortish drive, and then sleep.

Longer drive to visit family tomorrow.

Then dinner with friends.


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Come From Away

Come From Away is a touching musical story about a town in Newfoundland (named Gander) that hosted the flights diverted (and grounded) due to the September 11 attacks.
Five days, nineteen animals and 7000 strays is one of the taglines.
I appreciated Philippians 4:6 and Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (which we had sung a couple of days ago in Scots’ church in Melbourne coincidentally) getting significant exposure at pivotal points in the storyline.
An ensemble cast with musical support transitioned between various roles, storylines, and musical styles pretty seamlessly; with most castmembers on stage for the majority of the performance.

My daughter trying to teach me how to take photos.


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Home From GAA

After a QLD detour for standing committee meetings and family visits I am now home.

Ten days through five airports (including Melbourne airport in transit today) in four different states, suburban train rides in Sydney and Brisbane; car rides; a drive to Maryborough and back on Sunday (thanks Carolyn for the loan of the 86); a couple of ubers; maybe 5000 klms in total covered; hospitality where I always feel at home in two wonderful homes, six nights at a Novotel in Sydney; one four/five day GAA where I tried to be useful and six standing committee meetings on seven of those days; lodged a couple of administrative petitions with a neighboring state assembly that meets next month (thanks John Wilson), and had more encouraging conversations with friends, family and colleagues than I can count, and now I’m home.

Yes.

I’m having a break.

Starting tomorrow.

I have some movies to watch.


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Base Of Operations

Checked into our accommodation in Sydney.

Heading from the city to Hurstville for breakfast tomorrow. Probably after my morning walk.

We’re over the road from the ABC headquarters.