Friday, 12 December 2014

my birth notice

i am chuffed.  i just went into the trove site and found my birth notice.  my cousin told me she found hers and some of my other cousins' the other day at lunch.  this may be the start of something :)

Saturday, 6 December 2014


my son, dil and g/daughter are coming over today for lunch.  we are having tacos.  i got the soft ones.  i had them recently for the first time with ann and shauna.  they have them every tuesday night.  taco night. it's been a busy time of late, i've been going out so much.  last night a work dinner, tomorrow carol's birthday lunch,  monday breakfast with the girls.  tuesday i'm taking cookie to the hospital for an appointment as my daughter has another appointment elsewhere.  wednesday i'm free.  yay. and thursday is my last day at work until after new year.  friday another dinner with maz.  saturday caiden's party.  he's one.  sunday i think i'm free as well and monday i fly to perth.  i haven't packed yet.  i suppose i should start.  it's starting to get a bit hectic out there.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

a new year's resolution

my new year's resolution in december is to post more. :)  i've been very slack this year, i think it's getting into the groove that is retirement.  i hardly read much anymore either which is most unusual for me.  i have overdue books and worse, unread books.  i go to perth in two weeks and i haven't really thought about packing at all.  i'm trying to travel light with only carry on but have purchased baggage for the return journey.  i'll probably buy some before i go though.  my friend in perth, for whom i'm housesitting, is feeling much better now.  she had a kidney stone removed recently and was in a lot of pain and discomfort as she had a stent inserted.  sounds painful doesn't it?  she's going away with her husband and daughter who has just finished three years at uni studying nursing. this will be the last chance for a while they'll have to travel together.  i'm looking forward to it as my friends Carol and Liz and her husband are joining me over there.

Monday, 1 December 2014

a street fair

yesterday Carol and i went to the semaphore street fair.  it was a very hot day weather wise.  36 degrees.  despite this we had a really good day.  firstly a delicious lunch at the red rock noodle bar and then we started checking out the hundreds of stalls.  there were street entertainers, a local spanish restaurant had a band on the footpath and it was generally a great atmosphere.  i caught up with some library peeps who had an information booth which was nice.  i also had a bottle of ginger beer which i must say i haven't had for many many years.  my uncle used to make it in the spare room.  needless to say there was the odd explosion to be heard and the mess to clean up.  it was delicious and i will indulge again.  the weather is decidedly cooler today and i'm going out to pick up my new driving glasses and visit my doctor.  all good.

some google pics