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Thursday, 18 July 2002
--> Pemberton, South-West, Australia (2nd day)

Minke James invited me not only for one day, but for a few days. And I thought, why bother about it. I can use the rest of staying on one place and also get my act together of previous reports that I still had to write.
In the afternoon Minke took me along with the kids to the neighbouring lady Helena. Helena is the mother of the young Max and also a school teacher.

We decided to bake gingerbread today and thus I got a full course on how to make those biscuits with the sugar icing. It was a fun day, however the kids ask a lot of attention.

In the afternoon I had a nap, just like little Josiene and Jasper, before I got fed by Minke during dinner.

In the evening I was this computer guy again, who got himself settled on the kitchen table with loads of stuff to do next to writing reports and uploading photos.

I think Minke was a bit overwhelmed when I told her what it all was that keeps me busy.

A few days in peaceful Pemberton also should give my mind a bit of a rest. I just enjoyed the sound of the animals in de garden and the next-door rooster that was still trying to rape the chickens every five minutes.

Good night Pemby!