Saturday, 31 January 2009

Friday/Saturday Mini Break

Taronga 6

I had a fabulous time, the weather was perfect as you can see, my daughter and I had some quality time together.

I went a little overboard with my pics of the Bridge but it is just such an Incredible Engineering Structure.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Two Sundays ago, I was reading the Sydney Sun Herald and they had an contest where you email your details in and if lucky would have a chance
to win tickets to see Marcia Hines
Taronga 5
on the Taronga Zoo Concert Lawn.
Taronga 3
well guess what arrived today.

Two tickets to the Twilight concert , I am so excited I rang my daughter and I will be meeting up with her and I am going to 'shout' myself a night in Sydney, so it is onto the site to see if I can get a reasonably priced accommodation for the night.

Monday, 26 January 2009

I am/We are Australian.
Standing: Green Frog, Emu, Kangaroo.
Sitting: Koala, Wombat, Platypus, Possum

We Are Australian.
We are one but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice
I am
You are
We are Australian -Chorus

I came from the dream time
From the dusty red soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flame
I stood upon the rocky shore
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I'd been
The first Australian

I came upon the prison ship
Bowed down by iron chains
I cleared the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains
I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife
In a dry and barren run
A convict then free man
I became Australian

I'm the daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother lode
The girl became a woman
On a long and dusty road
I'm a child of the depression
I saw the good times come
I'm a bushy
I'm a battler
I am Australian

I'm a teller of stories
I'm a singer of songs
I am Albert Namajera
And I paint the ghostly gums
I'm Clancy on his horse
I'm Ned Kelly on the run
I'm the one who waltzed Matilda
I am Australian

I'm the hot wind from the desert
I'm the black soil of the plains
I'm the mountains and the valleys
I'm the drought and flooding rains
I am the rock, I am the sky
The rivers when they run
The spirit of the great land

I am an Australian

Saturday, 24 January 2009


I was at a friend's home at Avoca Beach and this little fella
came for his morning meal it fluffed up its feathers to look bigger and scarier to scare me off.

I was lucky enough to be able to film this kookaburra bashing his prey(a piece of meat) against the rail.They do this to break up all of the prey's bones so it can digest it.

When a Kookaburra starts to laugh it sounds like
a ''Kook-kook-kook'' sound
then they end with a ''ha-ha-ha''.
When a family group start to laugh the noise is deafening.
(stock photo)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

News this week is that Season 8 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent will not be on until the middle of the year. Not happy.
This is a commercial they did for the Channel Ten Promo a couple of years ago.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Last night 4 out of 5 free-to-air television channels in Australia televised President Barack Hussein Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

The first coverage started at 11pm AEST, I sat up till 4.15am watching history unfold, luckily I had a cat-nap late in the afternoon the previous afternoon, so I wasn't too zonked getting up at 7.30am to go to work.

I visited the homes of 3 elderly clients and each had their television sets on during the day watching the coverage/replays.

Amazing and uplifting.
Obama First Lady02

ps I absolutely loved Aretha Franklin's hat . I want a sparkly one just like hers :o)

Monday, 19 January 2009

The Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama

The Australian National Television channel-ABC1-
(Australian Broadcasting Commission)-
will be televising LIVE the
Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama
at 3.30am
(Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Wednesday 21 January, 2009
and repeated at 12.30pm later that day.

edited to add:
Nine Network starts their Live coverage on Tuesday 11pm. -AEST.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Criminal Intent- Season 8 USA Commercials.
Season 8 to air in Summer in the US.

Thanks pimm0 for posting on youtube

On the set of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that they filming
back on May , 15 2008 on Jamaica Ave in Bklyn N.Y.
Vincent D'Onofrio in his role as Det. Robert Goren.
It's the episode called "Vanishing Act" July 20,2008 (Season 7, Episode 17)

Thanks sigit15 for posting on youtube.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Sunrise Tuesday 13 January 09

I am currently watching the Twenty 20 Cricket matched screened live from Brisbane's GABBA Oval. Australia(Gold) is competing against South Africa(Green), this is a fun match to watch.
Twenty20Cricket_AusV SA
The basic rules and laws of Twenty 20 cricket are fundamentally the same as a one inning one day international cricket match, the rules of Twenty 20 cricket matches state that each team in a Twenty 20 cricket match will have a maximum of 20 overs, unlike 50 overs as in an one day international cricket match.

Other rules and laws of Twenty 20 cricket are designed to make Twenty 20 cricket more exciting and add to the 'fun' factor of a typical Twenty 20 cricket match.Here are some rules of Twenty 20 cricket to add to the carnival cricket atmosphere.

Rule 1: The Free Hit.This Twenty 20 cricket rule states that following a no-ball as a result of overstepping, the next ball shall be a Free Hit. For this ball,the batsman is not given given out by any way in the cricket rules apart from being run-out.

Rule 2: Power to the umpires. Umpires may award five runs to one of the teams playing the Twenty 20 cricket match, in case the umpires feel that the other team is needlessly wasting time.

Rule 3: Twenty overs within 75 minutes. As per this rule of Twenty 20 cricket, a bonus of 6 runs is awarded to the batting team in case the bowling team does not begin their 20th over before 75 minutes.

Rule 4: Bowling restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket. This rule of Twenty 20 cricket once again emphasizes that the laws and rules of the cricket game are becoming more batsman-friendly at the expense of the hapless bowlers.This bowler specific Twenty 20 rule states that bowlers can bowl a maximum of 4 overs- limiting the individual impact of bowlers on the outcome of a Twenty 20 cricket match.

Rule 5: Fielding restrictions of Twenty 20 cricket. Twenty 20 cricket rules state that only 5 fielders can field on the leg side at any point of time.

Rule 6: Bowl-outs. This special Twenty 20 cricket rule applies to Twenty 20 matches that end in a tie. This Twenty 20 cricket rule introduces the novelty of a bowl-out to decide on the outcome of the Twenty 20 cricket match.

According to this Twenty 20 cricket rule, five bowlers from either team are allowed to bowl two balls at the wicket with no batsman at the crease. The Twenty 20 rule states that the maximum times the wicket is castled by either team decides the outcome of the Twenty 20 match. This Twenty 20 cricket rule, borrowed from other sports such as soccer, adds to the excitement of the spectators.

Hydrangea in the Sun
It is going to be quite hot today, present temp 27C at 7.30am (non-daylight saving time) so I am madly running around closing doors and blinds hoping to keep as much cool air inside house, thankfully I don't have too much work today and will be home just after lunch.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

As you can see Darcy was excited to see me
after I came home from holidays.

I see he found the tape measure that went missing before Christmas