My Dad also

My dad died on Friday night. He was told that I was on my way to Australia and that means a lot. He went quite suddenly – his time had come and it wasnt a surprise. I am glad he didnt have to attend his youngest son’s funeral – “No father should have to bury…

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In the Land of the Living

Thanks everyone for your comments and prayers over the loss of my brother this week. I hope I can be there for you also in your dark valleys. Your comments on the last post are like flowers on his grave – much appreciated! Well I have had some phone calls with the family in Australia.…

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Passing of my brother

We found out today that my little brother Lewis died in Sydney, Australia, 2 days ago. He was 34 years old. Latest Update is the next blog post called “In the Land of the Living. Update: Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. My family is meeting tomorrow to discuss who will go over to Sydney…

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Hope for USA?

Big hat tip for USA. I love that country. It is partly mine. I am a resident of USA (resident alien) and have spent a quarter of my life there. My wife is American and all my kids. Its a great country, and the world was watching today as Dubya was reelected. I’m glad that…

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All is well

Our house is great!!!! bigger than we thought. Just right for us. And it overlooks the harbour. Debbie and I get a bedroom to ourselves for the first time in over a year. It even has more than one toilet which is a bonus. We are unpacking and making sense of the furniture. Its a…

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Moving to Orkney (updated)

UPDATE: ahhhhhhhh . . .we be here . . . at last. what a long and exhausting trip!!! Thanks for your prayers and thoughts – we felt God’s covering the whole time. We couldnt get back in the country at the border. They told us to go to Lille, France and apply there for a…

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Happy birthday Sarah

Happy birthday to my sister Sarah, who is almost as OLD as me. Although she never manages to catch up. Sarah and Bruce and their kids were with us in Prague last year but are now back in Australia. They made the newspapers a few months ago with their new mission – bringing godly counsel…

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Mothers Day 04

Happy Mothers Day to my dear OLD Mum. Here she is painting at North Beach, Perth, West Australia. Her paintings are really good. She’s a good one, my Mum. Thanks for everything!!! As for my wife Debbie, she is a Mum also, and she had a special Mothers Day breakfast in bed, a day off…

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Arwen, Pipi and Snow White

My girls – Arwen, Pipi Longstocking and Snow White, as they looked this morning, going off to school dressed up as movie characters. The other kids are dressing up also. Debbie saw a 2 foot high Incredible Hulk when she dropped the girls off.

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home

made it! finally. moving in. unpacking. feeling at home. the girls walked to school this morning and i am setting up the office. FEELS GOOD!

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Moving in today

We got our rental contract signed and are moving in today. A little 3 bedroom terrace house all squished up to the flats next to it – very english. Bea from moogaloo blog is with us from Sheffield and is staying the weekend. Thanks all for your prayers and cheers. Consider me on a 2-3…

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Lent

We have decided as a family to give up chocolate for Lent. We have to shift the chocolate Horlicks to the back of the shelf and replace it with some original malt Horlicks.

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Vree vroughts on accents

Good news! Our application to rent in Walthamstow, London was just accepted and we should be moving in within a week. We have already got the phone number and i will order broadband. Who cares about water, heat and electricity? I just need broadband internet access. And coffee. Broadband and coffee.

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Kids in London

Feeling better after the flu. We went into London yesterday with the kids who are on a week’s holiday from school. London is a great city to be in. The couple on the right just got engaged. Phuoc-Tan Diep. (pronounced Foo-tan) proposed to Maggie Blick and they will be married in May. Maggie was in…

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Flu in the house

We are all sick with the flu. Tamara hurled on my robe last night and Abigail hit her target today (the toilet). Samuel is next. I am not feeling too good either . . . so ., . . consider me on a blog fast for a few days. Otherwise, we are all in good…

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Family news – school

First day at a new school today for our three eldest girls, who are now 11, 9 and 6. They are really excited. The teachers are nice and the students friendly. We have found a house next to the school and are applying to rent it. I am working on the references today to quicken…

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Finding a home in london

We are looking for houses in London today, hoping to find one this weekend. Then i can get a phone line, broadband, and be connected. Of course the family would also like to get into a house again, and start the local school, etc, but all this is secondary to my internet connection. We have…

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Family at the Tate modern

We were trying to create the letter “J” but did not succeed. The Tate modern in London is the worlds largest art gallery, and most of it is FREE. They recently put a mirrored ceiling in the main room, which is where we were.

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saturday, in the park

. . i think it is the 24th of january saturday, in the park, a park next to an internet cafe people typing people blogging a man aggregating . . .

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Made it!!!!!!

Wow – we arrived. All safe and sane. Thank you all for your prayers and your kind comments. When we left Prague, it was minus 7 degrees. We had lots of moments: Moment 1. The van got a bit stuck on the ice outside our house and i had to sprinkle salt on the road…

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