Noel News 7 May – Introduction

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Good morning! I’m writing from Los Angeles, where we arrived last Thursday to be with my son, James, and his wife Jenn, for the birth of their first child. The baby was due a fortnight ago, but babies being what they are, turned up two weeks late and poor mum endured a 50-hour labour. But it all ended well, and we now have 10 grandchildren.

Before I talk about our travels please accept my apologies for a couple of glitches in the last newsletter. We are due home on 18 May, not 18 July, as many of you pointed out – and I gave you some misleading information about our Telstra global roaming phone plan, which I will explain in detail later in this newsletter.