When all else fails go to the pub! The air conditioner works a treat and the drinks are cold.
February 1, 2009
January 26, 2009
This is a photo of my mum's special pavlova. I 'commissioned' it for a special occassion over the recent Australia day weekend. Yes I know I'm a bit behind with this photo challenge. Anyway this is a desert Australians have called their own creation and it has become a cultural tradion. New Zealanders would argue that they were the first to create it and we 'Australians' stole it from them.
January 24, 2009
All my Nephew wanted for his 13th birthday was some chickens. My parents happily helped him with his dream and went shopping for chickens. My brother has been overheard saying that it will be Mum and Dads responsibility to be chook sitters when they want to go away. You see it is getting to be a bit of a problem. They have a dog, a cockatiel, 2 horses, rabbits and now chooks.
Penny or is this Rose looks quite happy and apparently is already laying eggs!
January 21, 2009
January 19, 2009
Every night when I drive home from work my little car takes me over the hill on the final leg of the journey and this is often what I see. (Weather permitting of course.) The Hallett Cove Lighthouse just visible in front of the beautiful blue of the ocean contrasts against the dry grass in the foreground. Some rain soon would be lovely.
Recently I was visiting my cousin at a caravan park in West Beach. When I looked up from the cabin they were staying in I could see this windmill blowing around at sunset and thought to myself that this was an unusual site so close to the city, so I took a photo!
January 16, 2009
I have lived in our suburb for the best part of 20 years and have always felt that it was rather like a big country town. You can go to the local shops and run into people that you know through sport or school and always find someone to have a chat too. 20 years ago it was a new area. Young married couples, who having bought a block of land, built their homes and had families. Now as those families have grown, something sinister seems to have started happening around us. Graffiti has become so common and vandalisim of cars etc., has increased. Just recently however the annoying anti social behaviour has become more dangerous. We now have someone amongst us starting fires. Not just grass fires anymore, but cars and now homes.
I surpose I'm not alone in wondering why anyone would enjoy creating such damage to another persons belongings. The mind boggles with the lack of empathy that these people have.
January 14, 2009
On the 7th January I got a lovely surprise when my daughter bought these bright and beautiful flowers into the office for my birthday. Even after nearly a week, they are still looking fresh. Surprising after the recent heatwave in Adelaide.
January 13, 2009
January 11, 2009
January 10, 2009
January 8, 2009
When planning for any professional development session I always seem to resort to pen and paper. Why I wonder? I could save the environment if I practiced what I preached and used tools such as bubble.us. There is something oddly comforting about turning the chair away from the computer for a while and writing down your thoughts. I'd be lost without my little 'red book!'
Occasionally in the office we feel very guilty about eating all the birthday cakes that are on offer plus the chocolates that are available for purchase, all to help a variety of charities (of course.) So some health conscience staff bring in fruit to share. These sultana grapes are an example of the delicious fruit we have on offer here at education.au.
The Australian Schools Calendar has been published every year for the past 5 years. It highlights events of significance to Australian Schools including term dates, health related events and international and national days of signifcance.
This year the first 6 months has an Indigenous theme and the second half of the year has an Astronomy theme in recognition of the International Year of Reconciliation and Astronomy. Copies of the Calendar can be obtained by emailing edna. [www.edna.edu.au]