Sunday, September 25, 2011

A capmping we will go!

Youngest son went on his second cub scout camp. They tented again. Apparently the weather was great and the scenery amazing.

Everyone helped with chores and the cubs cooked all the meals. I never remember camping under canvas until I was a guide and certainly we only helped with cooking.

Please note the boys also used proper knives in food preparation not like a certain cooking show where even the adults seem to have to use plastic ones (ouch I have admitted to watching a show I was determined not to...but of course i won't watch every one!!)

Back to the camp: the boys lost count of the number of kangaroos they spotted. Also some "interesting" caterpillars(glad I wasn't there!). Anyway identify them?

Ds is now very keen to go to the Cuboree later in the year. Only negative of their time away; he came home with a heavy head cold.

Monday, September 19, 2011

For Clancey

Sadly our beloved dog Clancey died just before midnight Sunday.He has been so brave and rarely ever complained with any of the treatment,including mutiple syringe feeds daily and painful injections and other medication following major surgery. As I closed his eyes and stroked him he stopped breathing, very quietly without fuss.He has been a dearly loved member of our family for nearly fourteen years.We will miss him.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Holy Communion

It was ds's First Holy Communion on Sunday. Seven others made their First Holy Communion with him but he was the only boy.He was very excited to be receiving Jesus for the first time. No more hands across his chest and only getting a blessing at communion time.He was the last of the 8 to receive and walked up and raised his cupped hands with confidence to receive his Lord.

He had spent the week working on the final touches of his Holy Communion banner.

His sister made and decorated a beautiful cake for him.

The weather was perfect.

He wore on his pocket proudly the crucifix his confirmation sponsor had given his own way he took her with him to Mass.

Grow in the love and grace of God ds!

Confirmation day

Our two youngest sons were confirmed on Saturday.

Younger son took the confirmation of James after Saint James the Apostle.

And his older brother was named for Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Walking back to the car with his Bible and gifts from the Parish

 A quick icecream to celebrate on the way home.

a special gift from a special friend

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Admission to the supreme court

Monday morning early saw dd and myself dashing across Victoria square to the supreme court.Why? Were we about to be late for an important not to be missed case. No but it was an important sitting of the court. A full sitting in fact which involves a minimum of three supreme court judges.Ds was about to be admitted with 20 other individuals to be a legal practitioner in our state.

I think all the guests were rather in awe of the setting as the room was rather hushed while we waited for the judges to appear. In fact I think some church congregations could well model their behavior on this quiet and restraint!

After we had stood at the entrance of the judges and were once more quietly seated we were welcomed with a short introduction by one of the judges. she gave us a short history of the building(did we know it had once been a department store...), the court room and the history of the ceremony that we were about to witness.(who said "teachable moments" were only restricted to teachers!)

"To be eligible for admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia an applicant must satisfy the academic and practical requirements prescribed in 2004 Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (LPEAC) Rule 2.
The academic requirement is a tertiary study of law in Australia completed over a minimum of three years full time (or the part time equivalent) and which includes the Priestley 11 subjects.  In South Australia completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree from Adelaide University or Flinders University satisfies the academic requirements.  The Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice degree from Flinders University is recognised as satisfying both the academic and the practical requirements for admission.  The practical requirements for admission requires the completion of a course of study which provides the requisite understanding and competence in the skills, values and practice areas prescribed within the LPEAC Rules.  The Law Society Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is an approved practical legal training course.
Where an application has completed law qualifications interstate and seeks to enrol in the GDLP Course, the applicant must have his/her qualifications formally accredited by the Board of Examiners prior to enrolling in GDLP.
In addition to being eligible for admission an applicant must satisfy the Supreme Court that he or she is of good character s.15(1) Legal Practitioners Act 1981."