St Aidans Meandering – June 2012

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St Aidans Meandering – June 2012

GREETINGS  –  There is certainly a quickening of pace on the sports front at this time.  The All Whites gave a good account of themselves in the U.S., drawing with El Salvador and defeating Honduras – and should do well in the Oceania Nations Cup – building up to the World Cup in 2014.

Rowing provided some excitement at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, with Eric Murray & Hamish Bond retaining their hold on the pairs, in which they have been unbeaten since 2009.  The lightweight women’s double skulls pair, Louise Ayling & Julia Edward gained silver at Lucerne and Mahe  Drysdale is in there with a chance.  Several Takapuna sailors have been selected for the Olympics in London in August, so we have lots of excitement ahead.

Couldn’t help being excited when Auckland Mystics pulled off a win against Melbourne Vixens with their surprise “lift” tactics.  Great to watch.

Our thoughts are with Betty as she recovers from surgery;  Mary in the loss of her son;  Edith’s and Win’s families in their loss of a loved mother and Grandmother;  Anne and Don as they cope with Don’s illness.  We wish Ralph well  for the success of his treatment and a good recovery. We send loving thoughts to you all.

June proves to be a popular month for birthdays – we send birthday greetings to Margaret K, Janet, Linda, Gerald, Shona, Dalia, Barbora and Edward.

It’s congrats to Alf and Fleur on their wedding anniversary this month.

Our Mother’s Day service was special and enjoyed by all.  Rise & Shine on 20 May attracted a large number of adults and children – Robin’s croissants were popular. It is so nice to see the young families participating.  Remember the third Sunday is Rise and Shine.   And ‘Come to Quiet’ on 1st Tues evening.

 

OUT AND ABOUT

Have you noticed a TV advertisement featuring a grandmother and children having breakfast – ?  That’s our Grace!  We always knew she was film star material!!

Young Kath enjoyed yet another lovely trip with “Operatunity”  – she is definitely a member of the Operatunity Ravers’ Club.  This time she had eight days (all paid in advance) packed with fun and laughter and music, with great company.  There was a variety of tours by train, bus, boat, Army Ducks, etc. She visited rain forests, Aboriginal areas, crocodile farms, ‘Under the Stars’ concerts, with a huge variety of concert talent.  Weather was great and Kath would recommend Operatunity trips to everyone.

Margaret enjoyed a trip to Perth, visiting family, and enjoyed the mild weather there.

Rachel, Edith’s No 3 grandaughter, was farewelled in May to London,  via Hong Kong.  Though she has travelled extensively with her family and for her Company, Rachel was keen to do her own O.E. and was starting with a tour in Europe for 19-35 yr olds.  Happy photos came through of her meeting with sister Claire.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE JAZZ CONCERT – IT IS NOW ON SATURDAY 14 JULY (NOT 21 AS IN MAY NEWSLETTER) SAME PLACE SAME TIME.   PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND TELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

A thought for the day :

IMAGINATION IS STRONGER THAN KNOWLEDGE ……….DREAMS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN FACTS, AND HOPE CAN TRIUMPH OVER EXPERIENCE ………….

Go well and safely