Brisbane, QLD


Thursday, October 21, 2021

OCTOBER DINNER

It was our village monthly dinner again. We had a choice of Chicken Kofta with corn and vegetable potage or Lamb Kofta with cous cous and vegetable broth. Dessert was Orange Almond Cake with Chocolate Gnash. I had the lamb and Bill had the chicken and they were both delicious. 
We also had a great guest speaker. He was Patrick Pickett, owner and conductor of Queensland's Pop Orchestra. He was tall and very funny making jokes about his size.

We are ready and waiting to be served but this night our highschool helpers couldn't come because it was their graduation night.

It is time to catch up with friends and make new ones.

Guest speaker, Patrick

Volunteers helped serve the meals. Ivy doesn't look happy but she really was concentrating.

Pozz the chef had one helper and our Managing Director, Chiou See helped too but she is getting into trouble for being late for work.

Dessert was delicious. I forgot to photograph the mains.

Chiou See and Patrick having fun with their sizes.

This wonderful group of residents organise the dinners every month.

More volunteers help clean and rinse the dishes before they go into the dishwasher.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

FIVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

 The residents of our village organise a Happy Hour every Friday night. Everyone brings their own nibblies and drinks. When it is someone's birthday they often have a birthday cake too. Last Friday there were five birthdays to celebrate. Liz who turned eighty sent a message out saying don't bring any nibblies this week as she was going to provide a grazing board big enough for everyone. 

Liz and her amazing grazing board.

The party goers digging in.

The five birthday people, Eva, Ron,Liz,Bill and Eric. All enjoy celebrating at Elements Retirement Living Springwood. (All photos from Julie McGregor)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

EXTRA CURRICULA ACTIVITIES IN 1983


Bill relaxing at home.



The women wash the dog, Ricky, who hated having a bath.

Carol does a good job.

Halloween.

Sonya earned lots of badges in Brownies.

Carol enjoyed participating in the Girl Guides Swimming Carnival. She is on block 3.



She came first, she and I were both very proud.

Getting her place recorded.

She came first in the fun race too. She was eleven years old.