Thursday, 29 January 2009

You Couldn't pay me enough to play tennis in this weather!

Jeez it's hot!!
43 degrees or 109.4 for those of you working in farenheit.

Same again for tomorrow with the next few days almost as bad.

Now I love a hot night more than most but it's nearly 10.00 pm and it's 32.7 dgrees (90.86). That's even wearing me a bit thin.

Yesterday was just as bad but it doesn't seem so hard when you're doing this ....

or hanging out here ...

What on earth possessed me to leave a summer paradise for stinking hot Melbourne?

Maybe the fact that Moondoggie started kinder today!

Bugger education!

Saturday, 24 January 2009


Grief is a funny thing. Sometimes it just jumps up and punches you in the gut, with no warning.
Today was one of those days.
As I was driving back to Melbourne tonight I was singing along to the stereo, thinking about nothing much when, out of nowhere the image of a friend, who died a few months back, came to me in perfect detail. He just appeared in my mind's eye as though he were sitting next to me.
Next thing I know I am crying and trying to recall the moment just to hold on to it a bit longer.
The mind plays funny tricks and I never can recall his face in detail when I want to.
It was so nice to see him again.
This is not the only time it has happened either.
While at a Tex Perkins concert, in the middle of a song, I glanced around the crowd and I saw him. I'm sure he was there and it made me so happy to believe it.
It made me think that if his death has having such an effect on me then how much more so for those who were closest to him.
I hope they are learning to live without him in their lives and that the lesson is not insurmountable.
I hope they know that he will always be remembered by so many who's lives he touched.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Heath Ledger

How is it possible that it hurts more now than it did one year ago?

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

The Princess

It's a new year and I have a new baby!!

She is the most divine little poppet and her name is Maggie.

Officially she is the brand new daughter of my brother and his wife, but that's irrelevant really. As far as I'm concerned she is my special New Years present and they are kindly doing the night feeds, nappy changes, and sundry other chores for me so I can enjoy her in peace.

Here she is...

1 Day old

A few days old

Saturday, 3 January 2009


Checking on the Reindeer droppings!

Christmas is over for another year - the tree is down, the wreath is off the door and all the pressies have found homes. The kids had a ball which is really the aim of my day. They ate heaps, unwrapped mountains, played hard and ran amok with their 9 cousins. Surfer Boy and I relaxed and all in all everyone had a ball.

Hope your day was just as much fun.