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

I went into The Entrance today to see the
huge display of Chromefest2011 cars and activities.


The Rock'nRollers were enjoying the music

Loved the colours of these two cars.



Sunday, 9 October 2011

I notice this message to me last night (Saturday) on Twitter

:-( 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

A plane has crashed into a ferris wheel
The children on the ferris wheel were rescued and are safe.
The two people in the plane have still to be rescued.

Plane occupants successfully rescued.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Darcy is lounging on my work folder.


He is always on it.

As I carry it around all day
it probably has 'Aroma Frances' on it.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sunday's Selections

Kim from
has started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well.

Jetty Beach at Coffs Harbour, NSW

aladybythesea #2

Sunday, 21 August 2011

has started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well.

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW on a cold winter's day.

aladybythesea #1

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?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Ship Song Project.

A Tribute to the Sydney Opera House.

Song writer: Nick Cave.

Music video filmed inside/outside Sydney Opera House.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Another photo of the flooded Tuggerah Lake foreshore.


The channel at The Entrance


usually you see sandbars peeking up from the water.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Tuggerah Lakes was in flood in June.


Here the Lake has encroached onto the picnic area.

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

A fan of LO:Criminal Intent,
(ny_odyssey of Live Journal)


went along to the end of series sale of memorabilia and props.

Their observation Here

Friday, 27 May 2011

Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe - LO:Criminal Intent Series Wrap
Thanks to akeats88 of Youtube

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Still recovering from a bout of flu.

In my third week.

Up to the coughing stage now.
(I sound like Muttley}.

Rest, rest, rest ... I have been told ... with plenty of fluids.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Vincent D'Onofrio Interview

Vincent about his new movie - Kill the Irishman
and his return to Law & Order:Criminal Intent

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

Recovering from a very stressful week
Network under stress Pictures, Images and Photos

so will be having a quiet Saturday.
Tomorrow, I will be writing work reports to be sent into office.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

My friend in Queensland, Chris' bull terrier, Chopper died last year and in memory of him, she is donating a pet/owner hampers to flood victims who lost their dog/s during the floods.

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

Cyclone Yasi.

Jo Nova of reports >To give you some idea of just how expansive Yasi is, look at the size of it compared to the continental USA, and the UK just for scale.


More here

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

More video footage from 10 January floods in Toowoomba.
Thanks to whitelightbringer for uploading to youtube.

These waters are heading East towards Brisbane.
On Thursday, the city will have 6,500 homes in danger of flooding.


Monday, 10 January 2011

Extraordinary footage of flash flooding in
Toowoomba, Queensland today.

This is scary, people were in these cars.

Eight Dead, 72 Missing.

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
Bondi Beach.

Flickerfest 2011 Festival Trailer

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

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Two photos of the floods in north eastern Queensland.

Depot Hill, Rockhampton.

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

Sunday, 2 January 2011

My brain has been in holiday mode
and I am finding it hard to put fingers to keyboard
to type some posts.

Last day of my hols tomorrow.