Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Don't mess with a national icon and if you do, do a bit more market research first!
This was always my favourite time of the year when I was a little kid with more time to spend running around outside, and many trips to the beach in summer for fish and chips for dinner.
It also heralds the fact that summer is on the way!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It did make for some spectacular photography though!
Whilst not as thick as Sydney, the Southern Highlands certainly didn't escape though. Dust covered cars (including ours) drove along the streets looking like we were somewhere in the desert. The hose came out this afternoon and washed down my car, as well as the house and driveway. There is still lots more to go!
Here is a pic taken from my friends front yard.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thought I would share an interesting piece on ageing I found today.
"Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
'How old are you?' I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
'How old are you?' I'm gonna be 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed.
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50.
And your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would.
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday.
You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.' I'm 100 and a half!'
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!"
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Even though spring officially starts today, it started weeks ago with higher than expected temperatures for the last few weeks. I'm certainly not complaining. The blossums flowered far in advance of spring. We even had baby birds in a tree on our driveway a few weeks ago. Last week I was even wearing short sleeve t-shirts!
I am hoping that doesn't mean it will be a long hot summer, especially considering we decided not to put air con in when we put in our central heating. Either way, bring on the sunny days!!