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Monday, 22 December 2014

RIP Bryce Harper

I received a sad phone call this morning, while we were at the park.

It was from Bryce's son, Russell, and he informed me that Bryce had had a fall and hit his head yesterday morning, and not regained consciousness before passing away today.

It was a bit of a shock for me, given I'd only seen him on Monday of the previous week, and I'm so grateful that I did, because it had been several months since I'd last seen him.

He was particularly weak and wobbly on his legs, so the fact that he had a fall wasn't particularly surprising, and in a lot of ways, it was a small mercy that he had a quick and presumably painless demise.

He made it to 91, so that was a pretty good innings.

I know he was looking forward to spending a few days with his family over Christmas, so it's a shame that he didn't get to have one more with them.

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Day 327: A trip to the Museum and Science Centre

Zoe slept all night (for a change), which was nice.

We hadn't caught up with Chloe for a while, so I'd made plans with Kelley to spend the day at the Science Centre. Anshu was on Christmas holidays from work, so she tagged along with us as well.

We all caught the bus in, along with Chloe's older sister.

Before lunch, we all went to the Science Centre, and after lunch, we did the rest of the museum. The girls had a good time together, and Zoe seems to get along well with Chloe's older sister, Emma too, which is nice.

Kelley had to go to the Valley to get some stuff, so we parted company at the bus stop and took the bus home.

Laura dropped by with Megan and her little sister, not long after we got home, to drop off a Christmas present for Zoe from Megan, so the girls did a gift exchange and had a little play date.

They left just before Sarah arrived to pick up Zoe, and Anshu and I took a walk down to Bulimba to check my post office box, and we discovered a new watering hole on Oxford Street, so we had a drink on the way back home.

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