Archive for October, 2002

Kiama Food And Wine Festival 2002

Megan, Maryanne, Grace and I went down to Kiama harbour for the annual food and wine festival. I got a couple of good photos of the demonstration helicopter rescue. I didn’t take many other photos – it was too relaxing enjoying the food, wine, music and sunshine.

Helicopter Ocean Rescue

October 28th, 2002

Brickwork Begins

The back yard is starting to look more like part of a house now, with the brickwork coming up out of the ground. It’s interesting being able to get more of a feel for how much room we’re going to have when all this is finished.

Renovations - footings and brickwork

October 24th, 2002

Footings Poured

I’ve added a couple of interesting links to the Down syndrome links page. One is a report into inclusion in NSW schools, and the other is the transcript of an SBS show about inclusion in mainstream schools.

The concretors poured the footings for the back room today, and the builders removed the brick from most of the walls across the back of the house. They’ve also begun digging holes out the front for the new balcony poles.

The new footings have just been poured!

October 16th, 2002

DSA NSW Conference 2002

Megan and I attended the Down Syndrome Association of NSW conference up at Collaroy this weekend. They had some great speakers talking about things like Makaton sign language, communication and social skills, legal issues, etc. It was also nice just to meet and talk with other parents.

October 13th, 2002

Renovations Begin

Our renovations officially started today! The excavators came and levelled the backyard, and began digging the footings. It’s weird to see the backyard demolished, but it’s great to have things finally under way.

October 12th, 2002

September 2002 Photos

Some more family photos have been posted in the gallery.

October 1st, 2002


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