A week at the beach and I'm looking forward to it. See you all in a week.



yet another scam
Somehow a Nigerian scam letter slipped under my guard this morning at teh end of a long list of legitimate mail. Think it must have fallen into my inbox as I deleted the last one before it.

All the usual rubbish about death, no next of kin, vast fortunes etc. However there was a another trick which was new to me. This actually gave a link to a list of passengers killed in a plane crash, so I could check for Mr Wooin Shim's decease. No, I didn't follow the link. It looked official with lots of slashes and ending in .html, although I very much doubt its veracity. It made me wonder how many people would actually follow. What was embedded there? A link back to say my addess was live? Or something worse? And how many would be taken in by the whole thing?



Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Charles Wesley, 1744


An old fashioned southerly buster has just ripped through here. Not a fiddly little southerly change, but a good Sydney southerly buster. The temperature has dropped from 35° to 25° in about fifteen minutes. Yesterday was around 34° here and 38° today. Tomorrow between 30°-35° and Tuesday 38°-42°+. Too hot for early summer. It's fairly wild outside still, but I've opened up downstairs to cool down. Windows were already open upstairs and I've opened the fanlights over our door to create some cross draughts too.


First Sunday in Advent

Read how Steve was taught to walk by his two year old daughter.