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a few of my favourite things June 26, 2014

There are no raindrops on roses but if you look carefully further down you will see whiskers on a kitten. There used to be just one brass bell that belonged to my Grandmother. When I was younger it was the “sick” bell. If you were sick in bed you rang it to pieces if you […]

The time has come…. June 14, 2014

There are many things I could write about today: what I watched on TV during the week my new sneakers how it’s time to start cooler weather exercise how even though I thought I’d go to the pool through the winter months I don’t really like the inside pool because of the chlorine-y humidity the […]

Not winter May 31, 2014

In might be cold enough for boots and scarves and even winter hats south of here, but in the subtropics in Queensland it is still resolutely NOT WINTER. I had high hopes this morning when I woke up to a grey and drizzly day but still I’m in summer pjs, deciding what to wear today […]

I have time to think…. March 27, 2014

Hmmm….I don’t have anything particular to post about but thought I should pop in another one before March finishes. Life is settling into its new routine quite nicely now. Studying without working full time is strange but I’m getting used to it. At first I was suspicious that I seemed to have plenty of time…so […]

10 Resolutions December 31, 2013

I’ve said it before but I will repeat for those who may not be aware. I am not a fan of New Year’s Eve. Fireworks are a waste of money. I don’t like being forced to stay up until midnight. Cheap champagne tastes gross. You get the picture. Usually I’m not that keen on resolutions […]

the pool November 26, 2013

So I’ve started swimming every day. My primary school PE teacher, Mr Vipond, sure would be surprised. All through primary school I was fortunate enough to attend a state school with its own pool. Remember, this was Bundaberg in the early 1980s so the pool was quite a big deal (even if it was only […]

until the last day arrives September 11, 2013

I now have just under a month to go at work and despite my vague efforts to maintain my enthusiasm it’s getting more difficult to really care about too much about some things. For instance, it seems absolutely ridiculous for me to still be involved in discussions about planning for 2014. It makes me feel […]

5 things about me June 27, 2013

These seems to be a little meme-ish today with the blogjune people so I’m giving it a go. 1. I haven’t eaten chicken for the last 19 years 2. I lived and worked in Hervey Bay for nearly three years in my early 20s. 3. I named my first cat Daphne after the character in […]

trending June 26, 2013

Today was the day my name trended on Twitter. They like me. They really like me. Actually they like Texan democrat Wendy Davis who made it through a 14 hour filibuster in an attempt to delay an anti-abortion vote. It ended in confusionĀ but was a mighty effort. Here’s my fake moment of twitter fame. Glad […]

Monday pearls June 25, 2013

Could there have been a nicer start to the week than the gift of a pair of freshwater pearl earrings? I think not. After groaning my way to work on Monday morning and forgetting to put on any jewellery in the process, I was beautifully surprised by one of my dear colleagues who has just […]