Thursday, 31 July 2014

can you believe it?

i am flying out on sunday for a trip to bali, including the gili islands and ubud this time.  trouble is i've developed a head cold so i'm hoping that i'll be ok to travel.  i'm hoping it is short lived and flying won't be a problem.  i had a bad infection recently and thought i was all good to go.  apparently not.  i can't remember getting sick like this for ages.  no mind, i can relax once i get there i suppose.  i'm spending a week in ubud, which will be nice, in a homestay with a balinese family.  i've never done that before.  it comes highly recommended and  there is quite a well known restaurant on the top floor and they only have a few rooms.  then i'm going back to kuta to meet up with my friend before we head off to the gilis.  neither of us has been before and it should be a nice little adventure.  there are no cars on the gilis.  everything else is good.  i would have gone up to mind the kids for two nights whilst my daughter went away with her partner but that isn't happening now.  the kids are well and happy and bubs is still teething with no teeth to show yet.  he's growing beautifully and is such a happy little boy. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

kill me now

tax time.  etax.  ato.  superannuation.  retirement.  allocated pensions.  government pensions.  confusion.  i think i need a tax agent.  or at least to make a call to the ato. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

new for me

i got another car yesterday.  a vw golf.  it's very nice but has everything that opens and shuts and is rather confusing atm.  i'm slowly learning where to find things.  at least i know where the brakes are.  power steering is the bomb but the manual is three inches thick.  i had a nice lunch and shopping day with my daughter and cookie today and i'm just about to go out to dinner for my dil's birthday.  it's a bit chilly out there tonight but we should have a good night.  anthony has been staying with me for a week or so and that's been nice.  i've just noticed all of the cheap airfares around atm.  i want to go to perth in december to housesit for my friend over there and i'd love to visit with liz sometime next year.  i just saw direct return flights to bali for less than $400.  that's very good. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

a new post and a party

it's about time really as i haven't posted for ages.  it's not that nothing much is happening it's just coz i'm lazy.  and busy i suppose.  i got over my sinus and chest infections finally and am feeling so much better.  it's been so cold and wet here it's difficult to actually go out and do anything other than the necessary shopping etc.  i have my grandson anthony staying with me for a while.  he's very handy to have around the house.  we did some gardening the other day when it wasn't raining for a change and he removed a large plant for me and mowed the lawn.  i did some weeding and moved a few things around.  it still needs work but is looking better.  i am a fully fledged volunteer at the library now but haven't actually started work because of being sick and now having anthony here.  i also put my name down to volunteer at heartkids.  they have sent me the forms to fill in and return.  as you know, cookie was born with major heart defects and it's a very worthy charity.  nothing else of interest to report really.  i'm looking forward to some nicer weather.  my daughter in law's mum is down from cairns for her 50th next week.  they are planning a nice dinner and little party at theirs.