Friday, November 28, 2008

For Kristy's family

This is the striped jelly in the process of being made (it was full to the top with different colours and looked great)

Kristy's striped jelly was a major hit with all the sisters at Enrichment last night. This dish is a christmas tradition that was part of Kristy's growing up and she made an enormous bowl to share with everyone.

I am sorry to say that I didn't get a photo of it because it was all eaten before I had a chance to snap a shot.!!! I think Kristy spent most of supper time explaining to sisters how to make it.

Hope you all had a nice thanksgiving - we're thankful Kristy is part of our Ward family and shared a family tradition with all of us. We hope she enjoyed her Thanksgiving here in Tassie.

PS Here is a photo of Kristy's quilt she made at the Quilting Enrichment Activity - hasn't she done a great job!

Thank you, thank you, thank you

No one person was responsible for making last night a lovely evening for those sisters who attended. We are very grateful for all those who helped make it a great night.

We especially wanted to thank the extremely hardworking Enrichment Committee - thank you so, so much Janet and Chris. We had so many meetings, they put in so many hours of work, and we really appreciate it.

Thanks for all those sisters who provided recipes and then cooked those recipes for us to taste on the evening. Thanks also for those who bought a plate of supper even when they were asked. (We have some fantastic, giving sisters in our ward.)

Thank you to Simone who created our wonderful recipe book and made it unique and personal. Thank you to Brother Jim who photocopied 40 copies of the 14 Day Walk with Christ and printed 40 copies of the coloured front cover.

Thanks to Diana for provided (at her own expense) the delicious drink for the evening and it was nice to know Sister Harbeck is still very much thought of in our Ward (as not only the drink was Sister Harback's recipe but so was the shortbread!).

Above you will see two of our gorgeous YSA girls - thanks for coming girls. (We'll get you next time Rach)

Miriam's smocked Christmas balls
Thank you to all the sisters who provided demonstrations for the evening. Great job - interesting, informative, well-prepared and presented. Thank you Janet, Chris, Yvonne, Jill, Maryanne and Miriam.

Mary-Anne's christmas candle

Jill's gingerbread houses
Yvonne's little gnomes (Noel & joy)
Chris' colourful gift wrapping ideas
Janet's inexpensive homemade gift ideas
Thanks to Peggy for helping us exchange our christmas gifts in a fun way.
Thanks to the Primary workers (and Kobie and Kia) for singing such a beautiful song to lift our spirits. Thanks to Fiona and Rachael for playing the piano at very short notice.
Thank you to Chris for provided literally hundreds and hundreds of lights to make the hall look fantastic and all her hard work in setting up.

Thanks to our Relief Society president and all her willing little helpers who support us so much.

Thanks to all the brethren who encouraged and supported their wives to enable them to come along.
Thanks to all those who helped us pack up and enabled us to get home before midnight! We really appreciate it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Miriam's thoughts on Stake Website


I just registered for the stake website (which is replacing the “Vision” publication and probably the stake calendar).

It is amazing. I couldn’t believe what I found: calendar info, membership contact details, the RS lesson schedule and some great official LDS links.

How do you register for access to this exclusive and completely useful site?

obtain your baptismal confirmation date and membership number (see your temple recommend or the ward Clerk)
go to
click on “Obtain an account”
enter the information requested and “submit”

The level of security on this site appears very sound. I am totally impressed: I especially like the fact that I can happily lose track of most of my Sunday bits of paper and access the information from the internet instead. Brilliant!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Enrichment Meeting
7 pm
Rosny Chapel
27 November

Please bring a small, inexpensive gift to exchange

What happened on Sunday

1. We had some lovely YSA visitors, Emma, Jess and Rachael, from up north with us.

2. We reminded everyone about Enrichment Meeting on Thursday, 27 November at 7 pm at the Chapel. Please bring a small, inexpensive gift to exchange on the night.

3. Quilting group is meeting this Thursday evening (that wasn't announced today but they are!!)

4. 5 Minute Music with Diana - we were all asked to find our favourite scripture, find the basic theme of the scripture and then turn to page 415 in the hymn book and find a hymn that went with our scripture. Some sisters shared their scriptures and related hymn with the class.

5. Piret led us in the lesson today entitled "Revelation and the Living Prophet". She spoke about the great blessing we have in the church of having a living prophet. "We sustain the President of the Church and other church leaders by praying for them and heeding their counsel." A powerful lesson and her testimony at the end was a spiritual highlight.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Playgroup Activity

Hi all,

Playgroup for this week is to be held at Rosny McDonalds on Thursday 13th November from 10:00am.

Come along and enjoy some adult company as the kids let loose on the play equipment.



Sunday, November 9, 2008

What happened on Sunday

1. We had the beautiful Primary Presentation today - the children did a wonderful job (so did their leaders). It was a spiritual feast for us.

2. A reminder that our last Enrichment Meeting will be held on Thursday 27 November at the Chapel at 7 pm. Please bring a small gift to exchange on the night. We would love to see all sisters attend.

3. The enrichment activities will all conclude this month and will commence again in the new year. Check out the blog for more details.

4. The service craft group will meet this Tuesday at Yvonnie's and will commence again in February.

5. Diana helped us understand some of the 'old-fashioned' words in some of our hymns by giving us all a little quiz to do.

6. Miriam lead us in the lesson and I hear she did a wonderful job and the spirit was felt strongly. (I had the blessing of looking after Hannah who snuggled into my arms and went to sleep).

(Hey Ev, bring back some great ideas from Burnie to share with us in Relief Society please).

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pictures of Halloween Party at Kirsty's home

Here's some cute photos of the children who attended the Halloween Party held recently at and hosted by Kristy. It looks like it was heaps of fun.

Bron's Choc 'n Chat 'n Chill

Thanks Bron for organising this for Thursday evening. For those who missed out don't forget to check the blog regularly!!!

Here's what Bron had to say about the evening.

"This was was a feast of goodies in the end and we had fun with Sing star...apparently Miriam needs some lessons singing..according to sing star...hee...its just she was being all creative with her harmonising and the sing star couldn't handle it...we loved it Looking forward to the next one"


So sorry sisters this has taken so long to be published - it's nearly a month since our Visiting Teaching Workshop and Rach wrote a lovely blurb and sent all these photos to be put on but I had a middle-aged computer blank with putting the photos into the blog!! I have FINALLY pinned my husband down (it can be really difficult sometimes) who only had to sit down with me for 30 seconds and the problem was solved - so after that very long-winded introduction here comes the post on the Visiting Teaching Workshop held last month.
">We had a lovely evening on Thursday night for the Visiting Teaching Workshop and dinner.
It was wonderful to see so many sisters there, enjoying the meal and each other's company.
We began the evening with an item from our beautiful YSA choir who sang 'The Olive Tree'. It was the perfect way to open the meeting. (Sorry I didn't get a photo of that)

Dinner was simple yet lovely, thank you to all who helped, especially those who volunteered to do dishes!!!

Our theme for the evening was 'Feed my Sheep'. We spoke of the importance of being nourished ourselves before we can nourish others - physically and spiritually. The Saviour fed His disciples physically, then He fed them spiritually as He taught them the Gospel. As Visiting Teachers we need to be mindful of feeding our sheep (our sisters) and being worthy of the Holy Ghost as our companion so we can serve more effectively.

I encourage you all to continue the wonderful service you provide through your Visiting Teaching. To those who struggle with their assignments, have a go, do your best, the Lord will bless you and provide a way if you try.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

What's happening on Sunday

What’s happening next Sunday?

Our second Sunday lesson for November is Lesson 15 (Establishing the Cause of Zion) from the “Teachings of the Presidents of the Church – Joseph Smith” Lesson manual. You can also find this at the following link:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Good Luck for the Primary Presentation

We know that you have all put in a lot of work in preparation for Sunday and look forward to enjoying the beautiful spirit of the children in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday. We can't wait to hear the stirring 'new' song that sometimes wafts up through the ceiling into the Relief Society room - it sounds so beautiful. Thank you to all the Relief Society sisters who serve so faithfully in the Primary organisation.

PS Of course we can't forget the dedicated brother also! Sorry Paul.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gourmet Girls

This Gourmet Girl has been a bit slack of late. We do plan to have a Sushi making evening but this probably won't be until some time in the new year.

There won't be a Gourmet Girls gathering this Friday evening. But Gourmet Girl Bron is having a chocolate night at her place on Thursday. Bring something chocolaty to share. Contact Bron if you would like more information.

What happened on Sunday

1. It was great having Ev back in Relief Society (even though it's only for a brief moment!)
2. Don't forget the Stake Relief Society Fireside this Saturday evening at the Stake Centre. Please wear Sunday attire. 7pm start. If you want to car pool please let a member of the Relief Society presidency know.
3. Our Ward Enrichment Meeting will be held on Thursday 27 November, 7 pm at the chapel. Please remember to bring a small gift to exchange.
4. Our lesson was about 'being prepared'. There are lots of things we need to be prepared for. Rachael spoke about being prepared to enter the House of the Lord and Miriam spoke about being prepared for our lessons.

Have you missed us?

WE HOPE SO!!!! There we were thinking we were a very techno-savvy Relief Society Presidency but our techno knowledge only goes so far!!! Miriam wrote a great 'what happened on Sunday' post but we just can't seem to get it posted!!!!! We are hoping from techno-savvy YSA can help us work out what we have done wrong! We will keep trying - thanks for your patience.