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I Got Married!

Posted in Announcement, Events, Family, Life with tags on September 17, 2014 by Luke Farrugia

unnamedYeah. You read that right.

I got married. Hitched. Wedded. Joined in marriage. United in wedlock. Spliced.

Whatever you want to call it…

And it was fantastic! I am very blessed to have a wife like Sarah. It has been just over nine excellent months since our wedding, and I am only just now getting back to my blog to give you all the news.

We got married back on the 8th of December 2013 amongst a group of our dearest friends and family.

Here are a couple more photos for you to enjoy…

Firstly, the Bridal party


and secondly, the family shot…


And as if that wasn’t enough good news for one post, I have one more item (no, it’s not a baby announcement) It has been a long time since there were any kind of regular posts on this blog, I am hoping to change that by returning to a more regular blogging habit.

To do that, rather than keep this old well-worn site, I have moved by blog to my own hosting and you can go and bookmark it at

I look forward to seeing you all over there for a mix of photography, life lessons, Bible discoveries and more!

PS: Make sure you subscribe to the new blog by using the form in the sidebar!


New Guitar Tanglewood TW70

Posted in Family, music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

It will be no surprise to friends or regular readers that I like guitars, all shapes and sizes are welcome as long as they are in tune…

Well. it finally happenned.
I have been playing guitar for 2 years… 90% of that time on my trusty Livingstone (which is a rebadged one of these- the 640 )
I have also been threatening to get a nice guitar for some time, even though I know it is likely years away (essential purchases must limit Guitar acquisitions). However I still keep going to my local music shop and playing everything new that comes through…

About six months ago a particular guitar arrived, I asked the guy what was new, he put a guitar in my hands, (a Tanglewood TW70 spruce top, mahogany back and sides) and told me it was his favorite that had been through the shop for some time (he knew I had no money to buy so it was just some fun) I played it… and it spoke to me in a language all its own, I even took a photo of it with my phone so I could show others and look it up later… I went in and played it again another day, but the next time I went in… it had been sold. oh well… I hung it on the “if i only had…” hook in my memory and left…

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My Dog

Posted in Family with tags , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by Luke Farrugia

Sally has been the furry companion of our family for over 12 years, she is a truly unique animal with loads of character. I thought i would share one of her more interesting addictions…

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Posted in Events, Family, Life with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

Well, where to start… I have been meaning to write this post for a while now, but the story keeps developing, now, I finally have a little time to fill you all in on recent happenings around these parts…

It all started on the Monday before last (16/6/08 ) when I got a call from a mate of mine asking me to call by the hospital and pickup his ute because he was in for surgery, this was apparently thanks to flipping off his bike during a jump, the bike fell back on him breaking his thumb and dislocating it.

I of course went to the hospital to retrieved his ute, and while I was there, I extended our family hospitality to him, if he wanted to stay with us until he could look after himself again, he accepted and came to stay with us after he was discharged the next day (Tuesday).

This was fine until Tuesday afternoon when he offered me a ride on his bike (yes thats right, the same one which fell on him) I said “sure”, I also told him that I had never ridden anything like this beast, but i’ll try most things at least once, so i had a crack at it, needless to say I let the clutch out too fast, dug a ditch in the back lawn, popped it up onto the back wheel and promptly fell on my butt, luckily the bike fell to the side and not right back at me. Pride was bruised along with my butt but it was ok, I proceeded to ride it around the yard once just to satisfy my innate desire to succeed (before parking it in the shed).

Things went wonderfully again until Saturday night when our 2 old Jack Russle Terriers (Snap and Sally) decided to have their first serious fight in history, Mum tried to separate them and succeeded, but not before Getting bitten…through the middle finger, dislocating it, with dad’s help she put it back in, but still, thanks to a little germ warfare, by the Sunday morning she had a hand like a football, so, it was off to the hospital.

Mum wouldn’t let me go with her, as usual, so I went to the 18th birthday which we were all supposed to go to. It was on the grass foreshore here in Hervey Bay. When I arrived, we commenced a lively game of Ultimate Frisbee.

It was excellent for the first minute or two but sadly while chasing down the frisbee, I stepped into an hole the approximate size of my rapidly descending foot, as my weight oscillated onto that foot I heard a crunch , followed by stabbing pain, yes, I had indeed rolled my ankle. When I had regained the ability to speak, two of the blokes there helped me back to the picnic blanket where I sat for a while, allowing my ankle time to befriend an ice-brick from the esky.

After cake cutting/singing etc I put in a call to the Family transport service, (Mum) who had been bandaged, medicated and discharged from hospital. After being carried to the car by a couple of fine individuals (Merekat and Martin for those of you playing at home) Mum drove me to the hospital, I was seen by the same triage nurse and treated by the same doctor, even placed in the same bed mum had been on, just a couple of hours earlier.

After X-rays I was told there was no fracture, but I had done all the ligaments and sprained it severely. which, according to the doc will take just as long to heal as a break. Anyway, I ended up in plaster from the knee down.

Not content to leave the story there, Mum had to go back to the hospital to be re-evaluated on Wednesday morning, unfortunately the infection had traveled into the tube surrounding the tendon attached to her middle finger, immobilizing it. This of course, had to be operated on, therefore, the 3 of us waited from about 7:30am until 6:00pm before they took her into theater.

Mum returned home the next day (Thursday morning) and since then there have been no more injuries. The only news since then is the fact the doc took my cast off today (Friday), exchanging it for a pressure bandage thingy, but I am still going to need crutches for over a month, which is all kinds of fun.

In short, before I sign off, I thought I would let you know why all of the above honestly excites me, as much as I believe there is a loving God, I believe there is a devil and the fact he is attacking me and my family is reason to rejoice, at the moment we are working for God harder than ever before, I knew satan would not be able to leave us alone too long, but thanks to my Heavenly Father we are spiritually healthy and none of the physical injuries were major.

Life is Good!
and so is my maker!

More pics for ye who doubt.

NSW Part 3

Posted in Family, Life, Travel with tags , , , on April 10, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

This is a speedy message before my battery runs dry…

I have made it as far as sccone on the trek home, and will hopefully be there tomorrow night…

Since my last post i have been to see my uncle Dick, which was great, he is 93 my still has spark to him, then over to two of the finest Christian people I have the pleasure of knowing… Naomi and Colin, they are some very dear south african friends of ours.

We then continued the whirlwind tour as far as our friends Tess, Robert and their boys (both of which are slightly older than me) these people are more my Family than just about any of my real rellies… there is more story and less battery so i will finish this off with pics when i get home.


NSW Trip Part2

Posted in Family, Life, Travel on April 8, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

Ok, found a convenient WiFi connection…

UPDATE: Went to the wedding in Gosford which was pretty nice… it was great to catch up with the guys, we have not met since i was about 14, so it was interesting to see how they all turned out.

After that, on Monday morning we traveled down to Blacktown to my Aunty then to my other Aunty and Uncles place out near Penrith where most of my Dad’s family congregated, we had a bit of a BBQ an a laugh.

Now we are off to see a couple of older family members on my mums side of the family before doing the dash to our next stop, which is about 90mins south.

so i had best be off… i am running out of time and after all, as Douglas Adams said… “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

Later peoples…


NSW Trip

Posted in Events, Family, Life, Travel with tags , , , on April 4, 2008 by Luke Farrugia

As some of you know my family and i am off to a friend’s wedding in NSW, today we have made it as far as Yamba and will arrive in Gosford tomorrow. while looking for somewhere to stay in Yamba, i spotted the wonderful words “Free WiFi” on the fence of a motel, and that was enough for me! just grabbed a Yamba pic for you all to look upon…

yamba pic

I will try to regularly post while I am away, but I have no idea where I will find access. so stay tuned…