Reaffirmaton of Vows -20 years on 21 Aug.2019

We organised this a few months ago, yet it really just came together at the nth hour. It had been intended to have music and books provided, that didn’t happen,The Bishop Peter J who ordained me said the final prayer for us.

See him folding his Stole at the left of the pew infront of Graham.

I have spent quite some time composing a post here on Jessica’s Blog which might appear later tonight or not.

The beginning of our 20 Year Reaffirmation of vows
Andrew taking his vows
Introduction to reaffirmaton of our vows Rev. Andrew Johnson Presiding.
Jessica takes her vows
We take eachothers hands
Andrew takes his vows
Frank
Mr and Mrs Andrew and Jessica Blair for the next 20 years
Jessica always leaves first in her chariot
Congratulations
Come on -you too, Mark took this one.
First of 4 photos taken by various friends to get everyone in.
Taken by Rev Andrew Johnson
Helen took this one
Well take a guess
About to negotiate the science of Cake Cutting
Noticing my ineptness

Myrle Came to the rescue
Serving
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Cafe church hope uniting-21 July 2019

Jessica,with Tongans,Torrest Straight Islanders,Chinese and Aboriginees, and Occidentals,

https://brandrewphotoandthings2.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/cafe-church-hope-uniting-21-july-2019/

sneaky

https://brandrewphotoandthings2.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/depression-and-creativity/

Facebook won’t accept posts from my gallery site because someone decided the content was unsuitable – so I will see whether this will Go to our landing Page.

A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond

This past Monday I went with a friend to attend the Consultation regarding the formation of a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020.

This forum was focused more on the NDIS, National Disibility Insurance Scheme, than general disibility policies therefore the focus was on those under the age of 65. The conference focused on ways to improve this scheme however those in the over 65 bracket heard nothing about My Aged Care.

Since the inception of the NDIS those people with disabilities over the age of 65 have now been aligned with AGE/HEALTH without disibility being a major factor in the Clare Plackages, if indeed they manage to receive one. Many of those on the cusp of being classified as old lost the small packages they had and where unable to replace these with NDIS packages because upon reaching 65 they would be too old for the NDIS anyway.

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Here is the advanced information for this event

A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

About this Event

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is Australia’s framework for creating a more inclusive society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

At the end of 2020 the National Disability Strategy will end and governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020. We need to make sure a new strategy reflects the changing policy environment and builds on opportunities available today as well as what may emerge over the next decade.

From April, the Australian community is invited to take part in national consultation to shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

There will be face-to-face and online workshops held in each state and territory. At the workshops you can share your experiences and help shape the next strategy as it is vital people with disability have a leading role in modernising the policies and programs that affect them.

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Rydges Parramatta

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Empty Conference Room

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Session two – when we had the opportunity to add our thoughts to the boards.

Department of Social Security Consultation to develop a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020

Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland

 
Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland
  1. The Tatra Mountains form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia, and much of the territory is a park reserve shared by both nations. This photo was taken on the Polish side, but the Slovakian side has the same name: Tatra National Park. To reach this footpath, start in the nearby town of Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Podhale region of southern Poland. The town and region have long been home to members of the Goral, or ‘highland’ people. Today, Tatra National Park overlaps some Goral villages, where the inhabitants maintain cultural traditions such as cheesemaking and woodworking.
  2. Tatra National Park, Poland – Wikipedia

    Tatra National Park (Polish: Tatrzański Park Narodowy; abbr. TPN) is a National Park located in the Tatra Mountains in Tatra County, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship [  ]

Its your hair – do what you want with it.

Image – Hooded Merganser ( Female )

How do ducks talk?

They don’t You Quack.

Interesting Fact: The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead trees and are usually close to water. Cavities are typically 10–50 feet off the ground, up to about 90 feet. Hooded Mergansers nest readily in boxes, preferring those with wood shavings or nest material from previous uses. They prefer cavities with 3–5 inch openings. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Merganser/lifehistory


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