A year in the life 2016 #333: hockey supervision

Another Friday night, another chance to watch Jude’s team play indoor hockey. Sadly they got smashed again. On the upside, there has been improvement.

A year in the life 2016 #299: indoor hockey

Here is a gratuitous selfie of me waiting for Jude’s indoor hockey game to begin.

And here is Jude playing. Jude did pretty well, but his team got hopelessly smashed. I think this isthe first time most of them have played the indoor form of the game, and they were up against a well drilled, more experienced and taller team. So it wasn’t pretty.

A year in the life 2016 #250: shared interests

I love how hockey is something James shares with the boys. Together they can talk in depth about positions and plays and tactics. I have learnt a fair bit bout it from years of watching, but it isn’t the same. For the boy folk of my family it is a shared love – and it is a wonderful thing to watch.

A year in the life 2016 #181: last hockey game

It will probably be a while be a while before the boys all play on the same hockey team again. Here they are with the Adelaide Hockey Club team after their last game in Adelaide (which they won).  

A year in the life 2016 #154: hockey in the rain

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Off to see all three boys play hockey in the rain. Lots of rain. Everyone was pretty drenched by the end of the game because even when it stopped raining there was so much water on the pitch. But the grandparents came and the team won, so it was worth it.

A year in the life 2016 #96: sunset at hockey

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Took Jude and Sebastian to their first hickey training for the year. They’re going to be in the same team while we are in Adelaide, which is definitely convenient!

2015 weeks! #37: successes and food

2015-09-21 08.20.29 - CopyIt is Monday morning – that must mean walking to school with Jude!

2015-09-21 17.55.17 - CopyEvening falls.

2015-09-21 17.59.50 - CopyAnd I can’t resist a good cloud photo.

Out for dinner Monday night – we had visitors from the Philippines and Vietnam on our big capacity building project, so it was official dinner and welcome time.

2015-09-22 08.45.07 - CopyTuesday morning and walking to school with Zac.

2015-09-22 18.06.58 - CopyTuesday night was the junior hockey presentation for Sebastian and Jude. The end of another successful hockey year.

2015-09-22 20.40.09 - CopySebastian also did well in computational thinking – only 30 or 40 kids in Australia scored higher on the test.

2015-09-23 13.13.47 - CopyIced chocolate season is upon us.

2015-09-24 13.28.27 - CopyLovely lunch with Mathew to which he brought me a bottle of one of my most favourite gins, recently procured on a trip to Kangaroo Island…

2015-09-24 15.21.39 - CopyA good hair day.

2015-09-24 16.37.14 - CopyWe got back to our main D&D adventure (and chocolate) after some break.

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Time for further blonding at the hairdresser.

2015-09-25 17.07.09 - CopyAnd a quick Friday afternoon beer with James.

2015-09-25 18.06.42 - CopyThe boys had to do a 27 laps in 5 minutes test to allow them to play full contact in an upcoming tournament – Sebastian got 28+ first go, Jude 26. Jude came back on Sunday and managed 27 which is super impressive.

Sebastian got his braces and expander put on during the week. He had been somewhat (understandably) grumpy since then. But by Friday he was feeling good enough to give creme brulees and his new torch a whirl. They were very good, though his custard needs to be slightly firmer in parts.

Zac did some more jewellery making on the weekend. He really does enjoy it. Meanwhile, the rest of the household was off playing Magic.

2015-09-26 12.09.43Some yarn bombing in Civic.

2015-09-26 13.01.07We met up with the rest of the family + others for post-Magic lunch.

2015-09-26 13.36.03It was then getting ready for my next overseas trip – checking through the foreign currency tin.

2015-09-26 18.33.46We tried out the new book shop-restaurant, Muse with friends Saturday night. I think the bookshop part was slightly better than the restaurant, but my short rib and blackbean sausage roll was pretty tasty. I also bought a few books…

Sunday morning I said goodbye to the blossoms..

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..it was off to Manila.

Manila is so full of people.  A walk to the shopping mall also revealed a bunch of people all excited about some pop act we had no idea who they were.2015-09-27 19.45.10But the view from the rooftop restaurant was lovely.

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