Carols in the Park

On Sunday we went to North Ryde Christian Church. It was good to join with them in worship and to get to know some of them over the coffee and chat afterwards. The preacher was an ex member of the church, called Michael Cleary, who had moved to Tasmania some years earlier. Michael’s sermon was about giving, so included plenty of Christmas imagery and we learnt about the Fusion Project he and his wife are involved in: a not-for-profit Christian Youth and Community organisation who work nurturing a community and helping youth and disadvantaged people build their lives back together. Inspiring.

We were back there again last night for their ‘Carols in the Park’. It was an eclectic mix of traditional carols led by different musicians and singers, the Christmas message, jingle bells and a visit from Santa Claus! It was a real community event with snacks, drinks and ‘glo’ candles all provided.

It’s all ‘App’ening here with the Smiths in Sydney

I’m feeling very smug with myself…

I’ve researched the iPhone app world and discovered a couple of really helpful apps to help us get around Sydney.

The first app is called ‘Waze’ and is a free sat nav app. It was bought by Google several years ago and is amazingly good. It also uses the input of other users to direct you using the fastest possible route. Why would you want to buy a sat nav?

The other app we have uploaded is called ‘Moovit’ . A public transport and mapping app which interfaces with the local transport information services (and again with input from other users). Anytime you want to know the best public transport route, position of the bus stop, transit times, timetable… it just shows you. Up comes the map and you just follow.

Both apps would work in other locations arond the world.