A second keynote today while Paul (my husband) and Arthur (my son) prowled round Adelaide. It’s fun to spot the cultural changes. To my astonishment, the ‘Stone the crows!’ line in my version of The Sower got a huge cheer. I hadn’t twigged the Crows are the local footie team. Very serendipitous. And I did proudly manage to make Zacchaeus climb the tree ‘like a possum’ instead of ‘like a squirrel’, while Mrs Littlebottom earned dollars and cents when she went busking, not pounds and pence.
After the conference we went back to dinner with David and Kate Buxton and their family, together with Mel and Lochie and theirs: there were some nine children galloping round together – all very splendid, and another delicious meal. It’s very kind of these people to let us into their homes so generously: a real living-out of hospitality to strangers (which funnily was the theme of the day’s talk). Someone anonymously gave us a gift during the day to help us enjoy Adelaide even more, which made us feel even more loved and warmed by the generosity of folk here.