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|James' Recovery 2011
Work and play are all part of the recovery.
The beginning of our engagement party/New Year celebrations. Drummoyne 31Dec2011
Just warming up to bring in the New Year. 31st Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
Getting ready to bring in the New Year. 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
We're just warming up for the double celebration. 31 Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
Festivities begin. 31st Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
Celebrating the engagement & the New Year. 31 Dec 2011 Drummoyne.
James & Sarah at their Engagement come New Years Eve Party. Drummoyne 31 Dec 2011
The beginning of New Years Eve 31Dec2011 Drummoyne.
New Years Eve party Drummoyne 31st December 2011.
Party time. New Years Eve 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
New Years Eve 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
A few of the boys getting into the engagement / NYrs Eve celebrations. 31st Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
James & Sarah New Years Eve 31st Dec 2011 Drummoyne.
Celebrate. New Years Eve 31st Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
Party time. New Years Eve 31st December 2011. Drummoyne
The hats have it. New Years Eve 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
Dance the night away. New Years Eve 31st Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
Some of the boys. New Years Eve Drummoyne 31st Dec2011.
Anyone for a drink? New Years Eve 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
Midnight fireworks. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. 31st December 2011, Drummoyne.
Threes trouble. Sarah celebrating our engagment and the New Year. 31 Dec 2011, Drummoyne.
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins. Happy New Year everyone.
WIth Tup (and the family) for Christmas lunch, Ferry St. 25Dec2011 Judy
Getting some practise in for later activities (Grandma Cle's walking stick). Christmas Day. 25Dec2011 Judy
Just a bit more practise needed. Christmas Day, Ferry Street. 25Dec2011 Judy
With Grandma Cle on Christmas Day, Ferry St. 25Dec2011 Judy
With Pen on Christmas Day, Ferry St. 25Dec2011 Judy
The mandatory after lunch Christmas snooze, Ferry St. 25Dec2011
Let the activities begin - so long as you bought your own walking stick! Ferry St. 25Dec2011
Grandma Cle (back from a friends 100th birthday!!!) about to show us how it's done. Christmas afternoon. 25Dec2011 Judy
The demise of my reindeer pinata. A highly recommended Christmas activity though. 25Dec2011 Judy
Early Christmas at Tup and Robs. 24Dec2011 Judy
Still going with Matt's help. North Shore Gym. 20Dec2011 Judy
Starting to go up - only so I can pull down. North Shore Gym. 20Dec2011
At full stretch and it's a long way down. North Shore Gym. 20Dec2011 Judy
Celebrating a huge 1st with Bob B (& Tup). 688 consecutive crutch steps around the tennis court. Drummoyne. J Bradshaw Dec2011
In front of the radio mikes - do you think they'll be able to hear me? Nov2011 Judy
With Claire & Andrew for my radio & TV interview - Andrew test driving a wheelchair for a week. Nov2011
Alex who organised the radio & TV interview; Rowan on camera; for life in a wheelchair. Nov2011
A close up of why I'm contemplating surgery - see 22nd Nov blog for much more detail. Nov2011
Testing out cars for size, manoeuvrability etc. Nov2011
A miniture forklift - not quite the usual platform. At Judith Johnson's exhibition - Harbour Light with a touch of Puffin. Nov2011
Sarah & I at Judith Johnson's exhibition with some of her amazing puffin artworks. Nov2011
Sarah, Peter, me and Grandma Cle at Judith Johnson's exhibition. The Masterchef Puffin is looking on. Nov2011
Guests at Judith's exhibition - Barrie, mum, Cas, Michael, Sarah, Tup, Robert, Claire, me, Lloyd. Nov2011
Engagement happiness at home. 19Oct2011
With the boys at Stuart Haigh's wedding. 8Oct2011
Sarah said YES - our engagement in the Barossa Valley, Sth Aust. 2Oct2011
SO SO HAPPY. Our engagement. Barossa Valley, Sth Aust. 2Oct2011
Angie helping me into the car for a bit of wine tasting Barossa Valley, Sth Aust. Oct2011
Sarah & I sampling a few wines after our engagement. Barossa Valley, Sth Aust. Oct2011
We're still engaged!!!! Barossa Valley, Sth Aust. Oct2011
Not the best swing but me in the standing frame with the Lobster ball machine firing away. Hunters Hill Sept2011
With Adrian practising standing with crutches from my wheelchair. 17Sep2011
With Adrian getting arms and crutches into position to stand up. 17Sep2011
All concentration getting everything in position to try and stand from my wheelchair. 17Sept2011
I don't like pain. John about to start work on my teeth. 30Aug2011. Judy Smith
Pull - workout at Dug's 16Aug2011. Judy Smith
... and my new inspiration is - well it's not Matt standing behind me. At Dug's gym 16Aug2011. Judy Smith
Here we go again - same machine - different muscles. 16Aug2011 Judy Smith
It's getting tough. Dug's gym 16Aug2011. Judy Smith
The never ending reps. 16Aug2011 Judy Smith
I was forced to smile. Work with Dugs 16Aug2011. Judy Smith
My first drive in a very very long time. Grounds of Ryde Rehab. Aug 2011
On the standing frame but sometimes I just really need to stretch my back. 27Jul2011
At home. Grandma Cle on the standing frame stretching those calf muscles. 27Jul2011
Stretching for a volley. Hawcrofts, Hunters Hill 18Jul2011
It's been a tough day. On the couch at home. 17Jul2011
Shakespeares wedding - France July 2011
With Sarah's parents. UK July 2011
Just out for a stroll. UK July 2011
If the shoe fits - wear it. July 2011 UK
Double trouble. Really have my hands full here. July 2011 UK
Even more trouble. The McGeoghs UK July 2011
Open sesame. Drummoyne 1Jun2011
A successful attempt to push the lift door button with my crutch. 1Jun2011 Drummoyne.
Up and away - my first time walking into the lift. 1Jun2011. Drummoyne
Royal wedding celebrations for Cate & Will. Sydney 29Apr2011
The plinth that doubles as our outdoor table!!!. Broulee Easter 2011
My culinary skills on show - chocolate easter egg cake (and a little someone is very keen). Broulee Easter 2011
... and just where did you say my easter eggs were? Broulee Easter 2011
Martin giving my arms a good stretch after some crutch walking. Broulee Easter 2011
Bridge at Broulee with Tup, Mart & Cle. Mum watching on. Broulee Easter 2011
Two handed ping pong. Broulee Easter 2011
With Sarah & Martin at Rob & Holly Alexanders wedding. Apr2011
With Adrian my physio. Ready, steady ..... Apr2011
.... GO .... With Adrian on the balcony. Apr2011
A cheeky bbq with friends. Apr2011.
Lunchtime on the deck. Apr2011
On the move to Drummoyne. Apr2011
My ever present Aunties before the living room became livable. Drummoyne, Apr2011
Grandma Cle helping to unpack our first massive grocery (& grog) delivery. Apr2011
Sarah unpacking in the kitchen. Drummoyne, Apr2011
and exactly where do my clothes go??? Drummoyne, Apr2011
Negotiating wardrobe space. Apr2011
Well earned lunch break. Apr2011
Cup cake energy. Apr2011
Our first glass of champagne on the balcony. April2011
Enjoying our first meal in our new home. April2011
Mum with Linda and Bob Allen. Mum experiencing a night in my wheelchair at Lionel Richie Concert, Acer Arena. 22Mar2011
Mum and I and all that plaster. Mar2011
Peter, plaster and the Puffinmobile before it head off to its new home. Mar2011
Dad and I. Trying to stand & balance in my plaster. Mar2011
Making a cake slice. Mar2011
Ready to pop in the oven after almost an hours prep time. Mar2011
Story time. Sydney Mar2011
Chicken parmagiana with fresh spinach leaves. Amazing. Mar2011
Peeling potatoes. Not quite as easy as it used to be. Mar2011
Mild lamb curry with honey bread to finish. Mar2011
Um, not that easy to water proof plaster. Mar2011
Beef stir fry. How good. Mar2011
Happy diners enjoying the produce - Lloyd & Dad. Hunters Hill. Mar2011
With Tup & Rachel on the court. Feb2011
All concentration using my left arm. John Wismeier Feb2011
Coach and umpire on the sidelines. Hunters Hill Feb2011
James and that pesky tennis ball. John Wismeier Feb2011
Robert, Rachel, Tup, Julienne, John all ready to help with my crutch walking. Hunters Hill.
Crutch walking with Rachel, John W & Robert. Hunters Hill, Feb2011
Angie giving me a few cooking tips for the independence drive. 30Jan2011
Tricky business. 30Jan2011
All this preparation makes you hungry. 30Jan2011
Nearly there. Yum. 30Jan2011
A plaster a day keeps the doctor away!! I wish. 25Jan2011
How we are trying to stop the spasms. 24Jan2011
A close up of the new can opening technique. Hunters Hill. 22Jan2011
An alternative way to open a can. Hunters Hill. 22Jan2011
Fishing at Broulee with Sarah & Mum. 31Dec2010.
Swimming with the family at Broulee. Pen, me, mum and dad. 24Dec2010
Ampidextrous!!!! Bats strapped in each hand and I'm away. Ping pong at Broulee. 24Dec2010
About to practise crutch walking. Broulee. 24Dec2010
The newest member of the family with me, & his super proud dad, Tristan. Jan2011
Not sure who is prouder - Sarah or I. Sarah landing her first fish from the beach. Broulee Jan2011.
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