Rowan and Alex Barwick

Hannah (cut off), Rohan and Alex Barwick, Alexi, Solomon, Cathie, Bethany and Sam Swadling

After church I was standing around and a guy came up to talk to me. Rowan Barwick had spotted me. I hadn't seen him since a meeting in the coffee shop at the ABC in Ultimo when he was working for Virginia Trioli.

Rowan and his wife Alex headed around Australia in a combi van and after 18 months drove into Alice Springs. A three week stop has been 18 months now. And they now both have permanent jobs at the ABC here in Alice and are loving it.

They invited us out to coffee where we also met Alexi and were joined by Sam Swadling and Bethan and had a lovely time. Sam seems a really nice guy, he was just back from a Bible intensive in Brisbane, and Rohan says he's a great Bible teacher.

I was surprised at first that they suggested coffee at a local nursery.

But when we were queuing to get our coffee on the counter was the best barrister in the NT award. (That's why the locals chose to have coffee at the nursery!)

Note to self. As a newcomer to church for someone else to invite one out to a coffee shop afterwards is very nice.