29 November 2005

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well, here's a picture of the lights outside our new home. I hate digital cameras outside in the dark, but hopefully you get the idea. Living here in Tasmania even though or seasons are flipped from those in the north we still get to enjoy relatively mild temperatures. So at least it feels a bit like Christmas and it's not 40C+ (around 100F) in temperature like it was in Sydney. Anyway, enjoy the picture and I'll post the tree picture later in the week.

25 November 2005

Happy Turkey Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone back home a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you had a great day! I was thinking about you...

15 November 2005


Well it was bound to happen. As long as I can remember I've heard about how computers like to crash and burn. In the process they take the person's life with them because everything they do is some how connected to that computer. Whether it be banking online, writing essays for a course at university, keeping every email ever sent to them, organising and creating lovely family photo albums, downloading tons upon tons of music files for their Ipod etc. The list just goes on and on.

Sunday night our computer did the unthinkable. It crashed and burned! I have since replaced with a new unit and will attempt to retrieve materials from the old one. We can only hope that this is possible. What have I learned? Well there is a reason they sell stand alone back-ups and we will be buying one next week. I didn't buy it immediately because it was already a very expensive lesson learned.

So I say to all of you back-up, back-up, back-up.... Coming from me that could mean a lot of things but in this case I think you know what I'm talking about.

8 November 2005

Birthday time...

Well by the time I post this it will officially be my birthday. Yes another year older and maybe another year wiser but that's debatable on so many levels. Anyway, here is the card James gave me. It's not traditional but what makes it great is it is a Tassie designed card and I find the front so funny considering how many years I spent in Texas before moving to the land of Oz some 6 years ago.

This was very Tasmanian birthday for me with the present also being made in Tasmanian by glassmakers/blowers. They are a work of art that I am going to be so afraid to ever use. Maybe just once and I will have to pick a very special occasion.