October 2005

I got the chance to catch up with Bill and Linda and meet their beautiful new boy Lachlan. Hopefully little Lachlan will have the chance to meet Harry in the not too distant future.


Well it’s been a while since Mum and Dad provided the last update on how I’m progressing.  I thought it was so slack that I tried to teach myself about this whole internet thing!

As for today, it started off slow.  Big storm last night in Townsville and I really didn’t sleep much, which meant I was tired and grumpy this morning.  At about 9:30am Mum and Dad put me in the car – I was like: as if that’s going to work, you’ll have to do something pretty special to spark me up… but they did!

I’m not sure it comes across in all the photos, but I really did think my first swimming lesson was pretty cool.  There was this tunnel, a nice lady called Dawn showed me how to breathe under water, Mum taught me to kick, and Dad couldn’t stop smiling.

By the time I got back home I was just completely zonked and caught up on all that sleep Mum said I should have got last night.

Bye for now


A big congratulations to Bill and Linda our good friends in far away Newman!  Their new son Lachlan has just arrived in the world.  Hopefully he’ll get to meet Harry very soon.  Here’s their announcement…


Just a quick email to let you know (if you haven’t already heard) that our beautiful baby boy came into the world on Tuesday 11th October.

Lachlan James Bourke was born at 7:59am, weighing 8 pound 13 ounces (4 kilos) and 53cm in length. He was born at Nambour Selangor Private Hospital on the Sunshine Coast (Qld).

He is absolutely gorgeous (of course!).

We are currently staying at Linda’s Mum’s place at Dicky Beach on the Sunshine Coast (Qld) and plan to head back to Newman at the end of October.

Lachlan and I are doing really well. I will send through some pics once we get organised!

Love Linda, Bill and Lachlan