So here we are at the end of another year, time for reflections before we start on resolutions for the new. A big year. Our final at secondary school with our second successfully through the rigours of VCE. Goodbye school forever - parent-teacher interviews, home work monitoring, fundraising, newsletters and information nights. Not to be missed … [Read more...] about 2011 – It’s A Wrap.
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This is a penguin at Melbourne Aquarium. And here is a shark.We were there a while ago, so my daughter and her friend could go walking with sharks. Here they are, like old fashioned divers in a Hollywood movie. They didn't realise they would be part of the show, but there was an enthusiastic audience. All in all it … [Read more...] about At Melbourne Aquarium.
Christmas has been a great success. Table set for 19, thanks to borrowed chairs and an extra table from friends next door. Heston Blumenthal's potted duck with apple chutney was appreciated by both young and old. Which was good as the duck involved overnight marinating in salt and spices followed by eighteen hours cooking in goose fat. So a … [Read more...] about Christmas Cheer
Yes I really do. It is hard to explain to my friends - and goodness knows I've tried! Why? Enthusiasm of the convert? I enjoy it so much? It came into my life so serendipitously, I want to 'spread the joy'? What I love about twitter is it's immediacy, intimacy, authenticity, unmediated access to events in real time and the diversity and range of … [Read more...] about I Love Twitter.
Here are the remaining films I saw at MIFF. More or less written at the time without much editing. So first impressions. I will do another note on my favourites next, which will be more considered. Le Havre A gentle tale of a down and out couple and their down and out neighbours helping a refugee boy. Sort of a modern fairy tale. In-house … [Read more...] about MIFF2
A fine farewell was held for Clyde Holding today. Appropriately in the Great Hall at the National Gallery under that majestic ceiling. Two former Governors-General, one current and two former Prime Ministers, one current and three former Premiers, multiple current and former Ministers, Federal and State. These people don't have to come to these … [Read more...] about A Fine Farewell