Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This was a dust storm that swept through Brisbane, Australia yesterday.
The background picture is the normal blue sky, The first two pictures are pics of the sun through the dust cloud. The other two are how thick the dust was visibility was down to 50metres at times. The dust is red, fine like talcum powder and has covered everything, we all had a constant feeling of grit in our mouths all day.
Airports where closed and flights redirected. Luckily my American relatives arrived before it got this bad (What a welcome, the outback came to welcome them).
The sky looked like it could have been used on a Star Trek set for the planet Vulcan.
Today we are back to the blue sky still a bit hazy but at least it is blue.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Law of the Telephone If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.
Law of Biomechanics The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
Law of the Theater At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
Law of Location No matter where you go, there you are.
If you have more lets hear them
If you have more lets hear them
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Keeping them both occupied and happy can be a challenge Grace is an outdoors and active kid, her brother Alex is a couch potato finding the balance keeps me challenged. There is a reason for Alex preferring the couch and indoor activities he was born with Spina Bifida and has a clubbed foot and extreme hyper mobility which limits him in his physical activity, No contact sports nothing with too much walking unless mum is prepared to carry him after a while and at 9 years old and me been 5 foot nothing its beginning to be little tricky.
With everything available to children these days like Computers, Play stations, DS, DVD’s they have no idea how to amuse themselves. So left to mum I put a ban on all electronics for 24 hours “WHAT?” rang out, I applied it to myself also no computer, emails etc. Now what.....Breaking out the old faithful board games from the cupboard stacking them on the coffee table they stood towering over us (Not a one required a battery). I have always had games around the house but some on this lot hadn’t seen the light of day since I was a child.
I was soon to discover that Alex would be an unforgiving land lord bankrupting his sister in Monopoly, switching to Battleship he sunk the entire fleets of anyone he challenged. "Mum he’s got to be cheating" rang out. For harmony I sat and watched them play a game... No Cheating next up Chess and more fighting, Alex winning again and challenging two adult visitors winning over one. Connect Four was a winner for Grace she beat him. They enjoyed playing the games so much that they spent the next couple of days working their way through the pile of games, with mum the umpire stepping in to settle arguements and explain the rules.
But alas the School and After School routine starts again....
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Deciding once again to return him to the creek area just down from us this time we walked another kilometre from where we left him last time and off the beaten track.
Two days to arrive back last time…How long until he comes back again?
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Had one hell of surprise too wake up to this week, when a Carpet Snake (Python) decided that a possible meal in a cage looked easier to catch than one in the wild. Fortunately the cage bars were far too small for him to gain entry. Removing the snake placing him into a pillow case we then took him for a walk down to our local creek and wildlife reserve area. Been nature and animal lovers we stayed to ensure that he was well camoflagued and hidden. We didn’t want him to scare some old lady death or be pray for older kids.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
I stumbled across this a few years ago. Some of you, if not all true DeForest Kelley fans have probably found it also. But for those who haven’t here is the link.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The URL to order the book is http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=382995
I have ordered it and enjoyed it from start to end.