24-08-2009 15:36 hour
Amelia Whiting

Hi!  It was the highlight of Room 3's day seeing Rory again!  They loved finding out what you've been up to and telling Rory their news.  It was fantastic to see the bright sparkle in Rory's eyes.  Have a good time at home.
From Miss Whiting

24-08-2009 14:24 hour
Vania Hamlin ( Australia )

Gday Rory, its great to hear your weight is on the increase and everything is looking good.  Your mum hunts out some fabulous spots to visit, I didnt know half of them existed!  So am making a list and hopefully we will be able to do some of them ourselves when we come home for the Christmas holidays. 
William and Eva are going well at school.  Their school is called Alligator Creek State School, (a bit of a silly name because there are no alligators in Australia but there are lots and lots of crocodiles!).  Just now they are practising for the school concert.  They are memorising songs and poems for the big night.  They are both quite excited.
Well the whales are visiting us at the moment out in the bay.  They are doing their annual migration up the east coast of Australia and have been putting on a good show much to everyones delight.     
William went fishing with his dad and uncle yesterday.  They didnt get to see any whales, but they did see a shark!  It was about 10 feet long which isnt as big as they can get, but still pretty scary.  They werent real keen to go swimming after that.
Thinking of you all.

24-08-2009 14:09 hour
liam paton

hi rory, hope you are doing ok, hope you get better soon
lots of love from liam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24-08-2009 12:39 hour

Dare   Rory   room3   misis  you   we  hop  you   get    beter  
soon  and  we  can't  wait  to  you  get  back. 
      from  johnny  and    adam                                    

24-08-2009 12:34 hour
Steve Branca

I forgot to mention, I'm wearing my Kia Kaha Rory wrist band! 

24-08-2009 12:32 hour
Steve Branca

Hi Leigh.  Just reminding you that I am in Auckland (Devonport), so if there is anything I can do to make things easier for you, even just taking you to lunch or dinner, please let me know.  Phone is 021 0267 6681, email is
Rory, if you want advice on how to gain weight, ask Suzanne S. at WDC!  ;-)  (She's going to kill me.)

24-08-2009 12:27 hour

Hi guys, just checking in. Its lunchtime and I am having lentil and tomatoe soup to counteract the effect of all the bread I consumed on the weekend! I hope it works and soon. The weather could be better, it is a mix of clouds, rain and sun. The boys have swimming this afternoon so the lambs will be well and truly Baaaaaing when we get home. Ethan's lamb is not well and I don't expect him to be there when we get home, but I do expect a new lamb today so hopefully they will be able to bond. Guts has gained so much weight that you can't see any bones in his body. David keeps on telling me not to overfeed him, well I try not to but it is really hard when he keeps bunting for more, and saying no is not my strong point, although I think my children might beg to differ on that one. Anyway, time to go back to work, very positive note from Peter, hold onto that. Take Care Brenda  

24-08-2009 12:13 hour
peter niland ( Whangarei , new zealand )

Hi Rory . I live in Whangarei . My daughter had the very same same illness that you are experiencing at this point in your life . She was nine years old when she had to go to Starship. Well that was a long time ago and now she has three kids and lives in Fiordland . So when you get over this how about getting mum and dad and whoever you want and stay at our beach bach in Whananaki. Stay well

23-08-2009 11:14 hour

We still have both lambs althoug 'Guts' as I call chocolate ears drinks the left overs from Ethans lamb and Sam is getting skinnier by the day. We have organised another lamb hopefully for tomorrow so that if anything drastic should happen then we are covered. The pizzas last night were a success. I have spent all weekend experimenting with the breadmaker. Today I tried french bread and accidentally turned the machine off half way through the process so have had to finish the rest by hand. I thought I would make an other loaf for lunches tomorrow and some rolls for dinner tonight. My husband warned me this morning about how dangerous these machines are for putting on weight. Maybe I should send some down for Rory, you can have my share. I haven't had another overflow so that's good. Sticky buns would be good. Anyway, the day is improving so I hope it is good down there. I lost 900gms this week Rory, how much did you put on? 

22-08-2009 12:43 hour

Well both lambs are still with us. Ethans one is drinking very little and is hanging in there. I bought a second hand breadmaker yesterday and had a bit of a disaster in it last night. The dough rose up so high that it flowed down the side of the tin and ended up on the element, so instead of having a house smelling of freshly baked bread, it smelt of smoke. Today has been more successful, the boys have just polished off a successful loaf and we are in the process of making dough for pizzas tonight. I hope that you are getting to enjoy this beautiful weather even though the wind is a little cold. Best wishes to you guys. Brenda