Monday, 28 June 2010

I created my new background when I was on my netbook, the screen being smaller, not sure yet if I like the surfer theme. I wish I could figure out how to put my own background graphic on here.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Julia Gillard
On the 24th June, 2010 at 1pm
Julia Gillard
became our 27th Prime Minister of Australia.
An incredible day in Australian politics.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Our Mate Tony Martin

Watching cup fever on SBS.
This has to be the funniest video I seen in a long time
Tony Martin legendary goalie!!

I love Ed Kavalee's shoulders, I'm sure they have their own postcode.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Last Thursday I headed up the Pacific Highway to Emerald Beach
and stayed a couple of days with my sister,
Cathy and brother-in-law, Greg.
It was a quick trip as I was due back to work on Tuesday
after the long weekend.

Friday, we bought some fish 'n chips and had them
on an outside table overlooking the yachts
Cathy and I
then onto Coffs Harbour Yacht club for a quiet drink
before heading back to Emerald to get in
out of the wind. Brrr.
Coffs Jetty June'10

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Life During Wartime Premiere
Sydney Film Festival 2010
Festival Director Clare Stewart, producer Christine K. Walker,
actress Shirley Henderson,
Jury President Jan Chapman and Jury member Yonfan.
Photographer Don Arnold (c) 2010

Some of Shirley Henderson's movies
  • Harry Potter series - Moaning Myrtle
  • Bridget Jones 1 & 2 - Jude
  • Marple - Murder Is Easy - Honoria Wanflete
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Edythe DuBarry
  • Doctor Who - Ursula Blake
  • Hamish Macbeth - Isabel Sutherland
  • Salt On Our Skin (Desire)- Mary

Hey Val, Shirley looks a lot like Kathryn Erbe
and both are wonderful actresses.

2 Degrees of Separation -
Shirley was in Salt on Our Skin with Vincent D'Onofrio
Kathryn Erbe was in Law & Order: Criminal Intent with VDO

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I think I have got over my disappointment on missing out on going to the Sydney Film Festival on Sunday, woke up not feeling the best, headache and aches and pains, I ended up sleeping the afternoon away. The festival is on for another 5 days so will see how I go.

Today, I received a call from youngest son, Michael to say he had the day off and thought he would drop in for a visit. 3 hours later his old room was finally cleared of his clutter, the paper shredder running at full bore getting rid of old papers, receipts etc. and then he hopped up onto the roof and cleared the gutters for me. He left taking the last of his stuff from his room and and will be back to collect what was left in the garage. Yay.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

traveled down to Sydney today to have morning tea
at Pancakes on the Rocks, in The Rocks district
with son, daughter and son-in-law.
It was Nicholas' birthday
Here he is with his new camera. Very swish.

We walked along the water's edge at Circular Quay
and I couldn't resist taking this photo
of the Sydney Opera House.

Later after Nicholas had left to meet up with friends,
we stopped by for coffee and croissant at Baroque's.

Across the road was The Rocks' Farmer's Market
in George Street.
Plenty of tourists around.

Before I left to go home I checked out the
Dendy Opera Quay's cinema
where tomorrow I will return to attend to see
the film "The Last Train Home".

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Sydney Film Festival starts today.
I'm looking forward to going to see 3 films on Sunday
including The New Tenants short.
The other film 'Just Like Us'
with comedian Ahmed Ahmed ,
made his debut on Aussie TV with his appearance on
TV's Hey! Hey! Its Saturday
(shown on Wednesday nights .lol)
and just for something different -

The Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Jon Stevens
and cast of Jesus Christ Superstar
perform 'Everything's Alright'
on 'Hey Hey It's Saturday' 1992