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December 3rd 2006
Published: December 14th 2006
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Half an hour from Ben's place, good for beach trips! Dave's wedding was in the town at the local church.
Hello gents and ladies,

Well we are in the middle of some time back home, catching up with the folks and friends.

Ben has been busy with some work in Port Franklin, helping his dad build a retaining wall. It's a quiet little town with about 500 people, 7 dogs and no shops. It's a very laid back, with lots of retired people and kids riding bikes. The town is near Wilson Promontory and their are nice views of the hills and mountains 'over yonder'.

Stace has been spending some time at home, as well as taking care of her duties of Bridesmaid for the wedding she attended. At the second wedding (my cousin's) all we had to was turn up and smile, so it was a good party to finish off the time at home.

And some news for those of you who don't know, is that I proposed to Stacey! And she said yes. In the last week before we left, I stayed at Stacey's property and on a walk out to turn off the pumps, we walked up to the top of the hill overlooking the farm. It was just on sunset and a
Ollie and MelOllie and MelOllie and Mel

In Burwood, near melbourne. Ollie likes Beer.
beautiful day - complete with incidental guitar! Stacey's brother just happened to be at the dam nearby, fishing and playing guitar! So yeah the big day isn't for a while yet, we are going to wait until we get back to Australia and the start planning.

Well the next stop is Thailand, where we will go to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta for a week or so before heading back to London and then on to Manchester. Untill the next blog, adios!

Ben & Stace

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The WallThe Wall
The Wall

We were pouring the concrete for the capping beam, then removing the formwork. Now repeat.
The DroughtThe Drought
The Drought

Just outside of Stacey's house. At only the start of summer.
Mark & Michelle's weddingMark & Michelle's wedding
Mark & Michelle's wedding

At the start of our time back home. it's not very often we get all dressed up and looking glamerous!
Ben & JimBen & Jim
Ben & Jim

At dave & Leecy's wedding. Jims actualy 3 years younger than me, but still manages to use me for a leaning post!
The Happy CoupleThe Happy Couple
The Happy Couple

Dave and Leecy, after the ceremony. Horse and Cart complimented well.

Stacey's dog Pixie, in her natural environment.

18th December 2006

Hey Mr and Mrs!!!! Congratulations, thats fantastic, I am very happy for both of you. It was great to catch up with you Ben (sorry I missed you Stacey), had an awesome time at Mick's. Looking forward to seeing you again when you come back. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, will be thinking of you both. Lots of love Al
19th December 2006

Looking forward to more views of your new place all,s well love Mum
28th December 2006

Hey guys........hows things?! Merry Christmas!!! Hope your luck is on the improve. See I did post a comment! hehe......luv yas...
4th January 2007

Once again Clockman congrats and of course to the lovely stace as well.. Keep us all informed looking forward to next entry!!

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