Saturday, January 5, 2008

Back from the Snowies

Back from the road trip down to the Snowy mountains. Did the Blue Lake - Hedley Tarn walk, via Mount Carruthers. It was hot, and oh the march flies had a bit of a feast on me. But very beautiful and the flowers were out in bloom.

Dan - last weekend at home

My holidays are ending and I can't say I'm enthused about going back to work. Elora's still got fever (apparently it's probably roseola infantum) so we're all busy dealing with a sick baby rather than sipping daiquiris on the beach like we should be during the summer holidays. Atty officially finished his anticonvulsant meds yesterday - after more than a year of them he's finally medication-free. We're waiting to see how it goes.

Jaime - Conquering computers Chandraratnam style

Shans computer died on Christmas day, but thanks to Dave, a distro of Ubuntu and skype, we fixed the problem. Thanks Dave, you rock (darn, 2 sentences).

Friday, January 4, 2008

Becstarr : By the time we get to Tempe

Visited the Tempe Garden Centre spotted from the train yesterday and ended up gardening all day, even though we only bought four plants! The jungle-y-ness of the cage area is definitely up by at least 50%, and the purple potato vine has been given an escape route to the roof. Pizza and Conchords = sweet reward!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Jen - New Year laziness

Haven't done much so far in '08. Got the Xmas cards sent yesterday! Elora's got a fever again. Dante's at his cousin's place for a sleepover tonight. Atticus got a haircut today.

Becstarr : Burning Palms walk

Trained it out to Otford and walked for 4-5 hours: a big loop through palmy rainforest up to Burning Palms for a welcome swim and lunch, then up the mountain and back to Otford station. Made it home about 9:30, Indonesian in hand from the new place on the other side of Redfern station (recommended!). We were so tired that even the Conchords didn't seem very funny! But the walk and the quiet were totally worth it.


Back at work again after Hogmany - and it snowed! Now I'm not annoyed that I didn't get to sleep through the morning.

Back to work - Shannon

So these past two weeks of eating, sleeping, playing games and just general relaxing have been totally awesome. Totally recharged the batteries. I hope it lasts; there are no long weekends until Easter.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy Two Thousand and Great

Back at work already ;_;

Monday, December 31, 2007

Jen - Last day of the year

Can't believe the year's over already. Worried about what the new year will bring. Unhappy to be going back to work. Watching the fireworks on TV at home while the kids sleep.

Hope everyone has a good night!

Jaime - Countdown

Hey Y'all. You guys got 3 hours to go. Wishing you all a happy new year. MD if your reading this, don't call us at 4 in the morning, we will be asleep. If you do, we're taking Dingus Diamond Dave back and you'll have to foist it on someone else.

Happy new year all, don't get too drunk.

Everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, we're just a bit behind on the new years, catch up real soon ;)


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Becstarr : Blue and green

Went to Coogee to ride the waves - along with a large chunk of the Sydney population, it seems! The queue for the changerooms went halfway around the block at times! (Tip: Use the Coogee Bay Hotel toilets instead). Water was lovely and fish and chips afterwards were just right. Came home and planted out the peas and beans we got the other day, digging up an ancient rusted foxtrap in the process (!).

PROTIP: listen to the I'm Not There soundtrack

Saw I'm Not There; bit weird but good music and I want Richard Gere's boots.