Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The joys of the World Wide Web

Oh my Gosh!! What fun I have had today!!! What I should be doing is my next uni assignment, but what I have been doing is playing on Project Playlist. Oh the sheer joy of searching for old favourite songs and adding them to my playlist. I was then able to add the html to my blog so everyone can listen to the songs I like!! Can you believe this?? You have got to just LOVE the Internet!!

Tomorrow I am attending a one day seminar on digital storytelling run by Edna. I am going down with two friends from work, so it should be a great day of learning and laughter. Will take some photos whilst I'm there and post them on the weekend. I am also hoping to be able to make a photostory and then add it to my blog for all to see.

Had better go and actually start some uni work, as all I have done so far today is go to the gym, have coffee with some friends and play online!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lest we forget....

Tomorrow is Anzac day, and we all pause to pay tribute to all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives whilst serving this country. We also pay tribute to the men and women who have served and are currently serving their country now in the various war zones around the world.

Last year was the first year I have taken my kids to a dawn service. It was made so much more special as we were able to watch my Dad march with his group of Vietnam Veterans. This year he is marching in the Anzac day parade in Brisbane with some of the actual men he fought with!! No doubt it will be a very emotional day for all involved. He served in the 101 Bat, Artillery, as support for the 6th Battalion. These are some of his photos taken during his tour of Vietnam during 1966 and 1967.
I was thrilled this year when the Anzac badge we bought recognised the Gunners, one of which my dad was. It was only a few years ago that Maggie and I stopped to purchase an Anzac badge, and she asked them where all the Vietnam badges were. We were told that there were none produced, and she ever so politely told them she didn't want one! She said she would be back to buy one when they had pictures of her Granddad's war on them. Oh, out of the mouths of babes....

So, as we remember Anzac Day, may be remember not only the men and women who gave up their lives, but also the men and women who are still alive, who fought in wars, and are often still fighting the emotional wars that returned with them.

I love you Dad, and am so proud of you!!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Here we Go!
Originally uploaded by kmb733
What can I say about Disney on Ice High School Musical 1 & 2 The Ice Tour but... Fabulous(InSharpay's words!!) Our whole family received tickets as birthday presents this year, and nearly all of us enjoyed the concert. The 13 year old boy was not feeling the best, and this may have coloured his mood slightly(!) but on the whole we had a very wonderful time.

My favourite songs were Fabulous, a sort of 50's number by Sharpay, and We're all in this together. So sad really that I enjoyed it as much, if not more than my 8 year old daughter!!

So thanks to Grandma Coralie, and Grandpa Joe for the tickets, we had a great time.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Assignment 1 finished, and counting....

Nothing compares with the feeling of hitting the send button on a completed uni assignment! One down and one more to go for this semester, then 3 weeks of prac at the Brisbane Square Library and then, last semester. Oh so close, but so far.

After electronically posting my assignment, I had last weekend off, so I decided to start a new quilt. I have been quietly buying japanese fabric for the last 7 months, and finally decided on a pattern that would showcase the rich variety of fabrics. The pattern is called Le Jardin, and I love it done it these fabrics!! Very biased opinion I know.

Don't you just love the detail on the fabrics? I absolutely love these dragonflies!! I can't wait to drop it off to Bev for her to quilt, something geometrical and funky I think. Or not.

School holiday time, and I have been working nearly full time filling in for a friend at work whilst she is on hols. Dion has taken 2 weeks holidays and is being the house husband! Needless to say lots of time on the computer for all involved and not much else.

This weekend we are going to Brisbane to see Disney's High School Musical 1 & 2 The Ice Tour!! Will post some pictures about our experience.