Saturday, 17 December 2011
The Entrance Farmers Market
The Entrance Farmers Market this morning, fine and sunny, crowded, lots of stalls. Bought my home-made soap, vegetables and home-made sausage rolls which I wished I had bought more of and put in the freezer.
Looking towards The Entrance Bridge
with the children's wading pool in the foreground left.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
My new favourite Youtube video.
Natalie Imbruglia's song, Torn
mime by David Armand.
(or signed language!)
Today I will be venturing into the garage to find the Christmas tree and decorations. Wish me luck, I hope they aren't buried under mountains of useless clutter I have accumulated this past year.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Sunday, 9 October 2011
I notice this message to me last night (Saturday) on Twitter
@ALadyByTheSea Hi! you've won tickets through our MasterChef Live competition and we want to get in touch to send you tickets. Please DM us.
:-( Unhappy, I miss out on collecting the free tickets to MasterChef at the Horden Pavilion at Moore Park, in Sydney I would have loved to have gone. Oh well, maybe I should have been confident I would win and checked back to the site.
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Friday, 2 September 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Saturday, 6 August 2011
I'm a little pissed off.
Apparently, its the Baby Boomers who are to blame for the debt crisis.
The BBs who were advised by their WW2/depression era parents
- to save for a house as soon as they started work
- to not buy that shiny new car but make do with a second hand car,
- to pay more superannuation each pay day so they can retire early.
- to save for the luxuries rather than get a loan.
Funnily, enough I seem to have had this same rant a couple of years ago.
No mention of self-funded retirees?
Anyone else getting a little tired of this?
Are the baby boomers to blame for debt crisis? by Ed Hornick CNN
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Tonight, I am staying over my brother's place and tomorrow we have an appointment with the Palliative Care Team of Westmead Hospital. I live 100klm away up the coast and it takes me about an hour and half to get through city traffic/freeway to get to his place.
As he lives alone we need to set up some care services for him - an emergency telephone bracelet, on-call nurse. He prefers to live alone and so we need to let him decide how things are managed.
The pizza man has come
and I have been told to eat it before it gets cold. lol.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Dalai Lama's interview with Dave Hughes
of channel TEN's show - 7pm Project
This video goes for nearly 25 minutes so give yourself time to view,
it is worth it.
Quote: The purpose of our life is Happiness.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Aussie Bloggers Conference 2011
I had a truly fabulous day yesterday met up with some lovely bloggers (like meeting celebrities) who I had been commenting with online and chuckling over their Tweets over the years. Completely forgot to take photos as the conference was so well run, I had to concentrate on who was speaking and watching the room's activities. Loved the meet'n'greet game at the start
Maybe someone else can list all contents as I've had to call in the SES because the ceiling in my bedroom now has a hole in it as a result of the horrendous deluge of rain we have had these past two days in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. More here
Thursday, 17 March 2011
St Patricks Day 2011 Flashmob
Central Station, Sydney, Australia
Central is the terminus station for all intercity and interstate trains coming into Sydney. I know this station very well as its my start-off point to explore Sydney and its surrounds. Exiting to catch the Light Rail down to Paddys Market and Darling Harbour, of going further to Star City Casino, the Sydney Fish Markets and its restaurants and further still to Glebe Markets.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
I had problems with an aged client but after reading my report my supervisor and the manager had a meeting and have now removed client from our service. Client will now be outsourced to a private agency.
My health (stress) and safety (manual handling) were at risk. I have been an aged care field worker for 8 years, I work 5 days a week so have extensive experience working with the elderly, frail and disabled. I have had dementia care training and I have always been able negotiate with difficult clients but this lady I could not come to a common ground to work with.
Thankfully, as a team rep in branch meetings I have had contact with our manager and she listened and acted when I have expressed concern on OHS issues in the our field work/workplace.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Great graphic of Cyclone Yasi's path as it heads towards Mount Isa, tonight
as it passes over Mount Isa it will then continue across the state border
into the Northern Territory and then head towards Alice Springs
"Mining giant Xstrata is evacuating personnel from its operations at Mount Isa and Cloncurry in the face of Cyclone Yasi. Only a handful of essential personnel will remain on site for critical site monitoring activities after 4pm #TCYasi"
Weather bureau downgrades Cyclone Yasi
to a tropical low as it nears Mount Isa.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Cyclone Yasi to on its way to Northern Queensland
Yasi will cross the coast Wednesday night and is expected to gain momentum and strength. It is currently a category two and predicted to be a category four on touchdown.
Looking at the WeatherChannel site you can watch the movement of the cyclone. To me it looks like a giant comet is about to crash onto the coast.
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Bundaberg Rum's Exploding Croc Ads Apology
Bundy's Apology's Apology
Late News Tonight-
Just announced at Gabba Stadium, Brisbane at the Day/Night cricket match between Australia vs England flood relief contributions from cricket teams & supporters is $6,009,602. Magnificent effort from all.
Monday, 24 January 2011
More bad news for flood overwhelmed Victoria.
Northern Victoria stricken by 'massive, moving inland sea'.
A body of water estimated to be 90 kilometres long and 40 kilometres wide is expected to hit towns in the north and north-west of Victoria in coming days.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
Too busy yesterday to add these to my blog
Thanks -Icon Images - Bondi Beach, Australia
These pictures came from the Sydney newspaper, The Daily Telegraph's social page, Sydney Confidential. It was a lovely sight to see after watching the flood coverage from Brisbane.
A great $1 investment.
I am sitting here watching the #qldflood coverage and I can't believe speed of the water STILL flowing down the streets on its way to the Pacific Ocean. Householders are getting lots of help from volunteers to remove damaged furniture, mud and debris from their homes.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
I have been on Facebook to check how my nephews living in Brisbane are going ... Adam's street has been closed and the flood is on the other side of the hill, they are hoping the hill protects them.
Later, I was on the phone to my sister and Adam rang to ask his dad to go on ebay and put a bid on for him. :-) (on a bike he wants) as he now has no internet.
Brisbane River currently at 4.26m and rising.
John Birmingham writes >> It always comes out of the west ... more
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
Sunday, 9 January 2011
ABC News(Australia) have asked the flood victims to record their experiences of the onset of the floods in their regions.
Anne and Bruce Chater, a schoolteacher and doctor from the small central Queensland town of Theodore returned from a trip to Nepal on 20 December in time for Christmas and are now coping with floods waters surging around their house and surgery and are now providing updates and photos.
Friday, 7 January 2011
I will try to get along to see some of these films.
Flickerfest Shorts 2011
May the Shorts be With You!
Check out the trailer for Flickerfest's upcoming 2011 festival,
screening at Sydney's beautiful Bondi Pavilion,
by the sea and under the stars, 7-16 January, 2011.
Flickerfest celebrates its 20th year in 2011, and is Australia's only dedicated short film festival that is Academy® accredited and recognised by BAFTA!
We'll be screening 100 of the best films from around the galaxy,
hand-chosen from over 1790 worldwide entries!
Join us for the summer cinema season at a venue near you
- find out more at www.flickerfest.com.au
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Two photos of the floods in north eastern Queensland.
Depot Hill, Rockhampton.
(MECHIELSEN LYNDON/AFP/Getty Images
Rescued Kangaroos, Wellington.
Rodney Dowton ferries a boatload of kangaroos
through floodwaters near Wellington, Australia.
(AP Photo/Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre, Tracy Woods
I got these two photos from