4th Sunday of Advent 2013

In my Church four candles were lit for the fourth Sunday of Advent.
In my Church four candles were lit for the fourth Sunday of Advent.
This is a window in the Catholic Church of Dapto.
This is a window in the Catholic Church of Dapto.

After the Sunday Mass I took these pictures of the nativity.

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Martin drove me to the 7.30 morning Mass. After Mass I was picked up by Martin, S and Peter and we did go straight away to Wollongong Beach.

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Soon some life savers arrived.
Soon some life savers arrived.

We stayed for about an hour on the beach. Then we drove on to the swimming pool a bit further North. We all went for a swim. I love to have a swim in this salt water pool. All in all we had an excellent Sunday morning.

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Diary, 21st of December 2013

A Thai Restaurant in Dapto, NSW, Australia
A Thai Restaurant in Dapto, NSW, Australia

We were early for lunch in this Thai restaurant on Saturday, 21st of December. We invited Martin and S to celebrate with us our 57th Wedding Anniversary. The food was excellent. I had rice and plenty vegetables with a hot coconut sauce. I just loved this sauce. We had some red wine with the meal and plenty of cool water. The temperature outside had soared to over Thirty Degrees Celsius!

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We also had some vegetarian rolls for entree.
We also had some vegetarian rolls for entree.

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In the evening we had a look at this festively decorated place in a neighbouring street.

I took these pictures recently on one of my morning walks.
I took these pictures recently on one of my morning walks.

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This is what the place looks like at night-time. It was actually not completely dark yet, but the lights were already on.
This is what the place looks like at night-time. It was actually not completely dark yet, but the lights were already on.
When we came back home, Peter took this picture of our Christmas Tree.
When we came back home, Peter took this picture of our Christmas Tree.

The Eve of an Anniversary

St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney
St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney

On the eve of our anniversary we were staying with Caroline and Matthew. It was the 20th of December and turned out to be a balmy summer’s night.  It was the perfect evening to go by bus into the city and watch some Pre-Christmas celebrations near St. Mary’s Cathedral.

The bus dropped us off near Hyde Park. From there it was only a short walk through the park towards the cathedral. On the way through the park I could already hear some carol singing.  Once we were in the vicinity of the cathedral we noticed a choir had been placed right in front of the cathedral. With great joy we listened to the choir singing Christmas carols. A great many lights all around us gave a festive atmosphere. I was amazed how many people had gathered already to enjoy the singing.

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After a while we discussed where we could have our supper. We soon agreed to go to a Pizza Restaurant in Darlinghurst Road. A short taxi trip took us there. We very much enjoyed our pizzas with a glass of red wine. After our meal we went across the road to the Messina Icecream Shop where we had our fill of delicious ice-cream. Very happy with the proceedings of our evening we caught a bus back to Waverly. By the time we could settle down to sleep it was already midnight. We had to get up early the following morning to pick up Martin and S from the airport.

Diary before Christmas 2013

The job is done: We managed putting up the Christmas Tree.
The job is done: We managed putting up the Christmas Tree.

This was yesterday when we put up the tree. Today is Tuesday, the 17th of December 2013. I went for an early morning walk past Brooks Creek and then along Cambridge Road. Bear with me, I took some more flower pictures! And then I discovered a house decorated with lights and a lot of Christmas themes. I hope we can take a little walk tonight and have a look at this house when they put the Christmas lights on!

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Friday, the 13th of December 2013

This was the last Friday before Christmas where I could play Scrabble with my friends. Early in the morning I had gone for a walk in Lakelands Park. Again I took quite a few pictures. I can’t help myself, when I have the camera with me, I usually start taking some pictures and then it just goes on and on.

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More pictures of that morning some other time. I took lots of flower pictures too. But here now a couple of picture from that Friday afternoon.

Ready to play Scrabble
Ready to play Scrabble
We deserve a coffee break.
We deserve a coffee break.