Sunday, October 2, 2011

We have had a holiday

and now we are back - but I will only be posting about once a week due to University commitments and living in general. I finish study for the year at the end of October and then I will be painting and readying the house for summer visitors and of course, how could I forget, Christmas. Do you like Christmas too?

I have also been doing some family research and I guess some of you know how entrancing and at the same time frustrating this can be. But I can't complain as I have managed to access some documentation online, eg copy of my parent's marriage certificate, just havent paid the fee yet to actually have a copy at home...

Have a great weekend:):)

Friday, August 5, 2011

While the weather is good...

I am making the most of the great weather by working in the garden before the rains come. Hey wasn't that the title of a book written in the early part of last century:):) BUT, I am taking part of today off to have lunch with a really good friend:):) and then I will hopefully have time to catch-up when I get home.

I had some great feedback on the photos and blog - so thank you:):) - just couldnt resist the Dougal doggie photo... what do you think? As for the rest well summer is coming:):)

Monday, August 1, 2011

NSW in the garden...

I am not sure, at this moment anyway, who actually runs NSW. Is it the elected government of Barry O"Farrell or is it the small factions led by people like Fred Nile.  Will the real leader please stand up and be counted?

I am now breaking up my days between study before morning tea, working on the new garden beds which involves breaking up the clay and getting the beds ready for the soil till about 3ish, then coming inside and more study combined with getting ready for dinner and an evening in front of the log fire.  Cannot complain can I...

We didn't manage to get out and take more photos for our calendar on the week-end so we have a bit of catching up to do - but next weekend is already a day closer:):) I look forward to hearing from you about what you think of the photos so far...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It is not a lazy Sunday...

I am back in study mode now and working my way through readings about modernism and realism and just a few of the writers involved in both is really interesting stuff with lots of theories about what is expected of a writer in relation to 'reality'.  What do you think reality is all about?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Can't resist the 'pounding waves' photos:):)

Just can't resist them, I really did enjoy taking photographs on the I have posted a few more below for you to have a look as well.  Let me know what you think:):) Isn't nature awesome!


Well then it is back to the study...mind you, the articles I am reading about Modernism, Realism and Stream of consciousness writing are really interesting:)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Go Cadel Evans...massive waves pounding the coastline...

What a wonderful result for Cadel Evans yesterday after his many years of hard work and determination:):):)

Yesterday, we managed to take heaps of photos of the massive waves pounding the coastline. Cheery seaguls walked along amonst the fishermen, all nonchalance, while the battering rams of water lashed against the beach. We stood, and walked, and sat, shooting off picture after picture, camera set on sports, so no hesitation there.  Well over 200 shots were taken in about an hour.  I am hoping to get out again later today to take more photos of another part of the coastline.  Let me know what you think:):)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Norway...and new poems

My heart goes out to the people of Norway this morning as we listen to radio reports of the awful bombing and shooting incidents. I hope that the perpetrator/s can be caught quickly and that justice can then play its part.

Following a couple of days of 'memory burning and re-visitng poems' that I have written over the last few years, I have spent the last two days of this week adding these poems to the computer poetry-file.  The collection of poems is now quite large and I have enough material to start seriously selecting poems for the full steam ahead yeahhhh:):)

Uni starts back next week and I was able to download the readings yesterday thanks our hard-working tutor. I must admit I would love to be a tutor encouraging people to read, study, and grow but I don't think I would be any good at marking papers.  So my hat is off to those tutors who take on the role of encourager without a punitive or superior than thou approach.

Once the chores are finished this morning we are going to have a quick cuppa and then head out to take some photos of the pounding waves that have been part of the storms and rain we have experienced this week.  We are quite close to the ocean and we want to see the huge swells that we have been listening to all week as they crashed against the coastal stretch near us .  Nature is truly amazing...

Meanwhile, here are more photos of sunsets:):)