friendship

Willis: A strong, determined man of faith

Willis. It’s not his given name. It’s a name Wei-Chih Lin chose for himself. At University, his English teacher wanted all students to have an English name. Willis searched the internet and a book of English names for one beginning with “W” because his Chinese name begins with “W”. He found “William”, which means “strong, determined”. […] Read more…

Banana Yoghurt Cake

I love bananas. My husband Tony loves them too. We add banana slices to our cereal, eat them whole as a snack and I use them in making desserts, cakes and muffins. They are always on my shopping list. The trouble with bananas, though, is that they often ripen before we have time to use […] Read more…

Ben and Elsie

I met Ben when he was 92 years old. I never met Elsie. My husband Tony met Ben and his wife Elsie four years earlier, when Ben was 88 and Elsie 97. It was soon after Tony was appointed by St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Rockhampton as Assistant to the Minister. Ben and Elsie were no longer […] Read more…

Mohamed

Mohamed loves to cook. Last year, he offered to cook Lamb Biryani (a traditional Indian mixed rice dish) for my husband and me. We invited him to prepare it at our home, in our kitchen, so we could observe the process and share the meal with him afterwards. He agreed, and we invited three of […] Read more…

Judy Same

Most of us value friendship. True friendship, that is. Throughout life, most of us will have only a few really close friends and enduring friendships. Do you agree? What makes a friendship last?  Is it true that “Threads of friendship never break”? After you’ve read my story “Judy Same”, I invite you to share with me and […] Read more…