Grace’s Christening

Grace was christened at the Kiama Catholic Church on Sunday, the 17th of February.

We were blown away by the number of friends and relatives that were able to make it to Kiama to spend this special day with Grace. With so many caring people to help look after her, we’re sure she’s got it made!

Photos after the service…

Grandparents (Robyn and Ian):

Great-grandparents (Joyce and Lionel):

Great uncles (Phillip and Les):

Godparents (Narelle and Mark):

Grace held up well despite the flashes of the paparazzi:

Friends and relatives at lunch in the park:

Kids having fun:

It was all a bit much by the end of the day:

February 18th, 2002

Cheeseburger Pie



  • melted butter
  • milk (not much)
  • 2 cups flour


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 kg mince
  • grated cheese
  • salt


  1. Mix melted butter through flour.
  2. Add milk and keep mixing until it forms a dough.
  3. Pat down into a greased tin, covering the bottom and sides.


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well, then spread filling into pie shell.
  3. Bake in a moderate (220°-230°C) oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, arrange grated cheese on top, and return to oven until cheese melts.

February 16th, 2002

Thankyou Cards

Megan has been busy this week filling out thank-you cards on behalf of Grace. Just as she finished, I came across this helpful site. Maybe we can use it next time.

February 13th, 2002

Smiggin Holes Winter Olympic Bid

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? Don’t forget to register your interest as a volunteer for the Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympics Bid!

February 13th, 2002

3rd Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary!

To celebrate, Megan and I left Grace with Nan and Pop, and went out for a pizza at Centerpoint Pizza in Kiama. They’re always fantastic. We had intended to then see Serendipity at the Shellharbour Cinema, but we got there late and had to be content with The One. It was an OK movie, but not quite as romantic as Serendipity would have been!

January 30th, 2002

Happy 28th of January!

Today is the 28th of January! Click here to find out all about this special day.

January 28th, 2002

Kiama Show 2002

I entered four photos in the Kiama Show this year, and won a Highly Commended award for one of them. I’m hoping to have enough photos by next year to enter something in each category.

Megan and I went down to the show tonight to have a look around. The pavilion exhibits were pretty good this year – lots of great handiwork, flowers and vegies, but none of the monster pumpkins of previous years.

January 27th, 2002

Lord Of The Rings

Wow! Getting mentioned on the front page of Joel On Software really kicks your hits! I got 3,300 pageviews that day, and several thousand more over the next couple of days. Thanks, Joel!

Megan and I left Grace with Nan and Pop for a few hours this afternoon, and went to see Lord Of The Rings at the new Shellharbour Greater Union cinema. We both really enjoyed the movie. The cinema is extremely well-designed, with very comfortable seats, heaps of leg room, and just the right height between rows so you can see over the head of the guy in front of you.

I’ve updated the site a bit to make navigation easier – hopefully I haven’t broken any links, but please let me know if you find any problems!

January 13th, 2002

Grace Gaining Weight

Grace got weighed at the clinic today – she’s put on 375 grams this week. Chubber!

January 13th, 2002

Garden Visitors


Cockatoos descend upon the sunflower patch most days around dusk to gorge on the seeds. I don’t mind — I plant sunflowers to attract birds anyway, but it annoys me when they stray and eat the green tomatoes and green passionfruit. The kookaburra usually visits in the morning, eats a few worms or a small lizard, and then takes off again.

8 Jan 2002 10 Jan 2002

The first photo below is a female bower bird — the male is an iridescent midnight blue, and we don’t see him very often. I’ll add a photo if I ever get one! The sparrows eat insects around the vegie patch. The only plants they seem to touch are the sunflowers.

10 Jan 2002 10 Jan 2002

January 10th, 2002

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