Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
I do so love the first few weeks of the dry season in Darwin! There is still a bit of humidity in the air, the evenings are cool and the mornings almost border on cold - cold being around 18degrees. The skys are a beautiful clear blue colour and the gardens are still green from the wet. Best of all are the dragonflys that appear out of nowhere. Yesterday this beautiful creature landed on our balcony and let me photograph him.
The family are well. Georgia and Oscar returned to school after a week mid-semester break. Tiffanie has started a weeks work experience with one of the local hairdressers. Stuart is a happy chappy as he will be returning home at some ungodly hour Friday night.
I've always stated that I work better under pressure and it has really come to the fore in the past month. Between volunteer work with Georgia and Oscar's school, school council committments, community house committments, candle party committments and also work and family stuff, my schedule has been full! In my spare time, I am working on completing 3 photo albums, cleaning out the store room and sorting through the kids clothes ready for the Salvo's - they've all had growth spurts of late. At some stage I would love to get out to Chrissy's place for a ride - I haven't been on a horse now for about 6 years. Maybe I can fit that in after Anzac Day.
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Mum arrived to visit a couple of weeks ago. She tries to come up once or twice a year and this years visit co-incided with with my trip back to Cairns for work. Mum took over as chief baby sitter for the 5 days I was away, this took the stress off Stu as his crew were meeting to join their new boat last week.
I had a great time in Cairns. It was great to back at work in the office - it is so much easier to not to be working from home, and a lot more productive to boot. Long days, 7am to 5pm, but not difficult when you love the job. My afternoons and evenings were filled with catching up with good friends. Shann, Kim, Maree, Colleen and Jane (otherwise known to my friends and family as the Desperate Housewives group) were all there to welcome back, temporarily, to the fold. My gorgeous friend, Kim, told me her latest news ..... she's pregnant! Not bad for someone who had given up trying last year so they could buy a 4WD! Kim (and Grant, her husband) already have 3 very active boys, Zac, Jai and Braith. Kim turned 38 in October and, with all three of the boys now in school, was able to return to part-time work as a nurse. Now she is suffering from that horrendous morning sickness - wish I could be there to help her out. Hopefully, she will end up with a little girl - just to lower the testosterone in that household!
I arrived home late last Thursday night - tired from the long days but very relaxed. We had a busy weekend with candle parties and Christmas shopping. Monday, Oscar came down with a really bad ear infection. This one has really knocked him around - he slept for most of Tuesday and Wednesday, very unlike him. Hoping to get him back to school tomorrow so I can get back to work.
Will work on trying to post some updated photos on the weekend. Wish me luck!