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Monday, January 19, 2009

Sad News

Darren's dad passed away last Thursday (15th January). He had battled pneumonia around Christmas time and had also lost a lot of weight over the past few months. The sadness is mixed with relief, though, as he is now free from his difficult struggle with dementia.

We flew back to Brisbane on Friday and are preparing for the funeral on Thursday 22nd at 11:30am. We are enjoying this unexpected time with family, in spite of the circumstances, and are also looking forward to seeing some of the Aunties and Uncles. While up here we will also spend some time in Toowoomba, and do our next lot of marking up there during the first two weeks of February.

When we return to Tassie we’ll have about six weeks to ‘finish off’ the last few things on the list. I know that for most people six weeks is more than enough time to see all of Tassie, but not for us! The big things still on the list are Maria Island, Meander Falls, a few walks around Launceston, Ben Lomond and Walls of Jerusalem. It’s looking like a busy few weeks…