Sunday, December 8, 2013
A lunch and a birthday party
Last Thursday, Joe and I had a lunch together at the Phams. He is just back from Canberra so we covered a lot of ground. He has not made much progress with doing his Ph.D. and is now considering other options. I have always thought that he had a greater talent at literary things rather than mathematics and that seems to be emerging. He gave me a novel to read that he has just written. I don't know much about the genre concerned but in my view it should be a goer. A mainstream publisher would be unlikely to take it but the self-publishing options are good these days. I also encouraged him to revive the novel he wrote in his early teens.
And today, Sunday, was the birthday party for little Sahara. I gave Sahara a large pink soft toy of Peppa the pig which was immediately cuddled. Sahara is now FOUR! -- a great age.
There was a good rollup but I mainly talked to Simon and to Joe. I tried to interest various people in a discussion of Evangelii gaudium (The latest Papal document) but only Simon was interested.
Little Dusty looked gorgeous in a Hawaiian shirt and cowboy boots while Matthew had a well-fitting Hawaiian shirt on too.
The birthday girl plus dear little Dusty and devoted father Russ