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Busy couple of weeks
I haven’t blogged for a while, I’m not really sure why I have been doing a lot, so there is stuff to share. In fact only last Sunday I came back from a week away in beautiful Auckland NZ where my sister and I had so much fun exploring the North Island and climbing every summit we could find. The views were spectacular mind you.
Soccer season has started again and after the initial hiccups of ensuring everyone has registered and paid up etcc the season is underway. I would love to be able to report that the season has started with a couple of wins under the boys belts but alas it hasn’t. But it’s early days and there have been some great signs.
Boxing is better than ever and today I purchased my very first pair of beautiful pink leather boxing gloves!! No more cheap ill fitting gloves for me. These beauties will mould to my hand shape and help me improve my technique, or so I hope.
So even though I may not be posting as much, I am still enjoying reading everyone’s blogs and catching up on your news.
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Philippines Medical Mission trip
There is a small group of staff from the Community Health Service where I work, embarking on a medical mission to provide medical, dental and optical aid to the people of Pasig and Caloocan. This will be the 6th annual medical mission trip by FGA in the Philippines.
The poorest Filipino family ears $5 AUD a day. Food accounts for two thirds of family expenditures. Healthcare in the Philippines can be a heavy burden. Going to the doctor could mean no meals for a day, two days or even a week. Some wait until the final stages of illness before going to hospital. Some never recover.
FGA fund their own expenses, so that donations go purely to medical aid. You can help
-set up mobile clinics
Last year the FGA treated 2000 patients, but this year with an even larger team of volunteers, and with the generous support of the public, they are hoping to help even more people and provide and even greater level of care.
FGA is seeking to raise funds to assist with the mission in purchasing various aids etc and were hoping that you could assist by donating to the mission.
Details for donations are:
Direct bank transfer to FGA:
Name: Full Gospel Assembly Melbourne Inc
BSB: 063 109
Account: 1027 9470
What does Easter look like to you?
To me Easter looks like this, it looks like family and food and Easter eggs – not just the chocolate kind but the hard boiled and coloured ones as well (queen eggs). It is a little bit of Greek mixed in with a whole heap of Aussie.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter.
Had such a good but extremely busy weekend. Saturday I got to visit the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show at the beautiful Carlton gardens and Exhibition building. As always it was a spectacular display of flowers and plants, sculptures and garden ornaments. There were the breathtaking gardens and anything you could think of for the avid gardener and those like us just wanting a nice day out.
Sunday was another wonderful day at the soccer. We went to see Melbourne Victory take on the Newcastle Jetts. Perfect weather, lovely venue and a good show by both teams saw the game end in a draw.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend too, it’s off to bed early for me tonight.