Weekends in October 2016

15 Oct

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Exactly two weeks ago we had our son Martin here. We picked him up from Sydney Airport on Saturday morning. He had been flying in from Melbourne. Today, our daughter Caroline has been flying in from Darwin. We left at 5 o’clock in the morning to pick her up from Sydney Airport. We were back home at 8 o’clock. A bit after 10 o’clock Peter drove Caroline and Matthew to Dapto Train Station. They’re on their way to Sydney now, looking forward to a party to which they’ve been invited.

On the 3rd of October I wrote the following about Martin’s 24 Hour Visit:

Last Saturday Peter and I were at Sydney Airport at 9,30 am to pick up our son Martin who had arrived from Melbourne. Martin stayed overnight at our place. Then, 24 hours later, he was picked up by Monika and Mark for a drive to Sydney. Martin went along with them to go to the Grand Final Football game: Cronulla Sharks versus Melbourne Storms. It turned out to be a very exciting game. Cronulla earned their first Premiership crown in 50 seasons, defeating the Storm 14-12!

Monika’s twin sons, Troy and Ryan, are great fans of the Sharks.  Several months ago they had purchased ten tickets for the Gran Final. So Martin, Monika and Mark were in good company with the twins and family and friends. Ryan’s two little boys were included in the party, wearing Cronulla shirts like most of the other supporters. In one of the pictures that they published on Facebook we noticed Martin wearing a Sharks’ cap.

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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/oct/02/nrl-grand-final-cronulla-sharks-vs-melbourne-storm-in-pictures

For 24 hours – less sleeping time of course – we had Martin to ourselves. On Saturday Martin watched on television at our place how the Melbourne Bulldogs did beat the Sydney Swans at the  AFL Grand Final in Melbourne.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2016/oct/01/afl-grand-final-sydney-swans-vs-western-bulldogs-in-pictures

We had some nice meals together with Martin. Before we went to bed we played a few games of Rummy with him. During the night we went on daylight saving time, that means we lost one hour! But, anyway the sun was up already at about 6 am. It turned out to be a a wonderful day with no wind

After breakfast we drove down to the lake to  enjoy the scenery on a wonderful  bright day.

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Monika and Mark are ready to drive with Martin to Sydney.

Towards midday Monika and Mark are ready to drive with Martin to Sydney.

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2 Responses to “Weekends in October 2016”

  1. Robert M. Weiss October 17, 2016 at 4:05 am #

    The lake and its surroundings look very peaceful.

    • auntyuta October 17, 2016 at 7:35 am #

      Yes. Robert, it’s always wonderful to spend some time near the lake. 🙂

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