Our visit to Townsville has been made especially memorable for a number of reasons. Firstly we had the V8 car races which were very exciting. Then Kate and Warwick arrived (with Krispy Kremes in hand, very good for scoring points with Ian!) and then the wedding of Simon and Emma on Magnetic Island which was such an unexpected delight for us especially. Emma (and Simon of course!) looked wonderful, just as a bride and groom should and the setting on the beach was beautiful. The weather … well I’m so sorry for all of you in the coooooler part of the nation, it was fantastic! Kate and Warwick thawed out quite quickly and have settled into the warmth and summer clothes have come out again for them too. I’ve attached a couple of wedding pics for you to see what a great time we had. We have a couple more days with Kate and Warwick before they head back to the cold so today is retail therapy day for Kate and me to do some very important baby shopping and probably some washing (boring, but we still have to do it!). Tomorrow some sightseeing and then on Wednesday we’ll be just us again which will be sad but who knows what lies in store on our next stop. We’ve started a bit of a plan but not too much detail – just to move further north.