Friday, April 30, 2010

A petit voyage to Sydney...

Last weekend, Patrick's company needed someone to help drive to Sydney...and who more qualified and experienced then I...and had extra time? So Alex (Promotions Director) and I drove the ~11 hours to Sydney alternating driving.

The Land Rover, that we affectionately called Beast, that took us to loud, so wide.

Ahoy from atop the Holbrook submarine- 390km inland of course the place for a submarine.

The computer stall all set up and looking good. Keith the owner on the left, Alex on the right.

I took the train to North Sydney to my CS host' house. I told where the spare key was so I could get in but I arrived to find the house alive. There were 3 other surfers staying and oh what fun we had. There was Hanna (Germany), Alissa and Laure (France). We chatted and then Mark arrived with 2 friends and he made healthy leftovers for dinner. After that we listened to music, played cards, did yoga dancing with feather know, all the normal stuff.

We played spoons, one of my favourites!

The skyscrapers of Sydney as seen from Mark's balcony! He had a great view!

The benefits of the balcony abound! Morning visitors eating sunflower seeds out of my hand!

I met up with my friend Sam who is doing Med in Sydney and we wandered the city. He took me to the rocks and the Observatory which had great views of the Harbor Bridge.

It was a lovely day! Still so warm in Sydney.

After the Rocks Sam and I walked back to the CBD to the Park and met up with Couch Surfers. It started off as a few and then more and more came until we had a picnic party! I left the party to get my suitcase and head to the airport, it was hard to leave my old and new friends!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Comedy Festival ends...

I am proud of myself. This year I actually went to some shows! Comedy is under rated! I wrangled the program, searched out comedians at random and watched the gala, all to find out who to see and the list goes as follows:

-Josh Thomas (test audience)
-Peter Hellier (CS tickets)
-David O'Doherty- GREAT!
-Sarah Millican
-Hannah Gadsby
-Eddie Ifft- GREAT!
-Jeff Green
-Justin Hamilton (CS tickets)

Pixel fun!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pinhole camera image of the Sun’s path

A beautiful image taken by a pinhole camera, showing the Sun’s path over six months:

"The picture clearly shows the path of the sun through the sky over the last six months. I believe you can see we didn’t have a great summer by the broken lines at the top. More sun shone in the month of October."


New phone

My friends will be much relieved to know I have a new phone (the last worked...some of the time) and not just any new phone. I am a lucky girl...I have an iphone....

I had to YouTube how to put in the SIM card....oh the joys if technology. I need one piece of technology to tell me how to use the other.

My favourite line of the Info Guide is the following warning:
"Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, microwave, incinerate, paint or insert foreign objects into iPhone"...what a pity. And I wanted to make a smoothie out of mine! They wonder why people don't waste more time reading manuals?

Another of my favourites is:
Turn off iPhone when in any area with a potentially explosive atmosphere....I try to avoid those atmospheres mostly, but I'll keep it in mind.

PS. Mine does not look like this...I was looking for an interesting picture and though this one was pretty impressive! "Look ma! Inside Out!"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Activities of late...


Cakes and poses at the Beechworth Bakery.

Cooking! Thank you Mari for a beautiful curry.

Dining with friends!

Yes, you guessed it, that is a monkey on my forehead (drawn by a talented 6 year old).

Happy happy, joy, joy.

Ahahaha! Big trouble in a big fish...swim away, swim away!

Why have one milk shake when you can have three =)

Goodbye smiles =)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Think about what your list would be...

Gallup's List of Widely Admired People, a poll of United States citizens to volunteer the names of the individuals whom they most admire. In December 1999, they concatenated this information with their final survey for the 20th century, producing a list of 18 people from the 20th century who are "most admired":

  1. Mother Teresa
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  3. John F. Kennedy
  4. Albert Einstein
  5. Helen Keller
  6. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. Billy Graham
  8. Pope John Paul II
  9. Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. Winston Churchill
  11. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  12. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  13. Mohandas Gandhi
  14. Nelson Mandela
  15. Ronald Reagan
  16. Henry Ford
  17. Bill Clinton
  18. Margaret Thatcher
Its an interesting mix....