Random week in June notes

It’s not the end of June yet, but it’s been an eventful week so these little snippets aren’t completely random. Our fourth child received his First Holy Communion last Sunday. He was so ready for it, it was such a joy. His older brother’s event two years ago had seen a packed church and barely…

2018 round-up

It’s been a crazy year, but a good one, and with Advent now here already I thought a quick round-up of my highlights for 2018 was in order. Family We had our youngest start kindy this year. The first few days were slightly traumatic for him and me and it’s still a bitter-sweet reality for…

Weekend wanderings

My husband took this photo of a large icon of St Teresa of Avila yesterday. It was at Corpus Christi parish at St Ives in Sydney’s north which is in the care of the Discalced Carmelite friars – the order that she founded with the help of St John of the Cross. She lived by…

August went by in a blur…

It’s nearly October, and I have let this blog slide a bit, so first here’s a quick update on August and most of September: We spent a weekend in Bilpin, which is apple-picking country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, with extended family to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday. It was fun. I’ve decided we need…