Friday, October 26, 2007


remembering pete, who died a year ago today.
i miss him, i miss our chats, i miss his wisdom and his humour.
he taught me a lot, he gave me some very good advice, and he meant SO MUCH to me. and he knew how much i loved him and how much he meant to me, so for that i'm thankful.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Up to no good at the Family hotel ... a couple of the girls changing pictures around while the owner is out of town. another unplanned night of fun and mischief!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

my favourite reaction to the previous picture thus far is this one from my dad...
"Well shut my mouth ! That is one hell of a lid. And a well composed shot.Would love a print of it to frame up."
it's another warm day here in tib, currently sitting on 32 degrees. i made the mistake of raking the yard this morning, bring on the beetroot face. the local tv station does midday movies and now i know why, anyone with sense is inside at that time of day!
i got my first pay today. phew. it's good to be earning again, life is pretty inexpensive out here but there are still a few costs. like beer. and really really ridiculously expensive vegetables. and a loaf of boring old supermarket bread costs about $4.50! we're going to try and get an account with a supermarket in broken hill, at least that way i'll be able to buy things like soy milk and sundried tomatoes and other essential items. :-)
oh, melbourne folk, anyone feel like doing me a favour?


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Getting into outback life.. Vic persuaded me to try the hat.. What do you think?

Saturday, October 06, 2007


hello blogfolk.
well last night was a bit shitty. so this morning i got up early and walked down to the swing dam (about 15 mins away) with a drawing pad and a pen. i sketched leaves and had a think and a cry and then i wrote this.

i'm sitting on the bank of the Swing Dam, under the shade of a beautiful silvery gumtree. there's a breeze, enough to send ripples across the buddy water.lots of birds here today - sulphur crested cockatoos and those pink and grey gallahs as well as noisy black birds and what look to me like welcome swallows. many a game of chase is unfolding overhead, accompanied by much jeerying and name calling! australian birds are so loud. i can hear a kookaburra too, though i'm yet to spot it. the ants have been on the move the past few days, apparently that could mean rain (i'll believe it when i see it!) or a dust storm brewing. they're big ants here, about 1.5cm, with a tendency to bite.

i'm glad i have this place to escape to for quiet time alone.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


funny how when i left the city so many people made me promise i'd update this site often, the thing is... since then i've had 2 comments. two. that's just lame. if you want to hear how it's going, let me know.
(ps. i've just experienced my first facebook un-friending. i feel like i've dropped off the radar entirely!)