Thought I'd get ahead of myself and get my overseas Christmas cards made early and save myself on a bit of postage - was fooled - went this morning to post a bundle 'sea mail' before the end of October to ensure they got to their destination in time for Christmas only to find out that that service is no longer available - only parcels may now go by sea! What?? Normal price to send a card o/seas? $1.45 - next week a 'special' Christmas card rate comes in for $1.25. Needless to say I'll wait now till nearer Christmas as it's not going to be any cheaper.
You get caught sometimes don't you? Anyway I've enjoyed the therapy of making the cards!
Aren't friendships great? People we met and worked with in Zambia 10 years ago live in England. They are in Australia at present on business and flew in to Sydney from Hong Kong on Saturday on their way to Melbourne. We met them at the airport and had a few hours with them catching up on each others news, families, mutual friends and showing them a little bit of Sydney. Had yummy fish and chips at our famous Manly beach and got them back to the airport in time to check in for their flight to Melbourne. How good it was to spend time with them. God is good!