Sunday, 1 July 2012

In the Newspaper

Newspaper Article

Terry from the Daily Examiner Newspaper back in Grafton was kind enough to send us an article that was published back on 16 May... Here's a copy of the article

Toni, striking a pose on the Otres Beach road "bridge"

Thanks for that Terry.  Unfortunately the web address for the blog is wrong, a "-" too many when the article was formatted, never mind.  We'd only just heard about it, though we do keep in touch with the happenings back home by going to their website regularly.


Thanks to those who have set-up automatic regular donations through their bank accounts, Richard, Greg and Bernadette, it is VERY gratefully accepted.  Thanks also to Chantal Wilson who donated $50 this week. We don't have much to report back as the projects we have committed to are an ongoing process. They are: desks for the Rumdual School (awaiting the okay from the General who owns the land the school is on if he wants to allow the expansion), and the building extension to the school at Stueng Hav.

Also a huge thanks to Trevor's sister Andrea who once again mailed over a huge box of toys and art supplies (Trevor has taken a short term loan over one of the Frisbees she sent !) .  Just one note of caution, the postage to get something over here from Australia is  very, very expensive and it might make sense to give the money directly to the donations fund and we'll spend it over here. That saves having it go into the postal services coffers and we have to pay a bribe to actually collect our mail but that's another story !


For anyone interested, the two faces looking in from either side of the blog, are photos we took at the iconic Temple of Bayon.  While Bayon is not in the same league as the awesome Angkor Wat, they are none the less stunning in their own right. There are a multitude of these massive faces surveying the forest and plains of the Angkor archaeological park.  This, from Wikipedia is an understatement, 

The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak

they are breathtakingly impressive


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