29 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 59 Something You're Listening Too

Today was another trip to the Dentist for the second, of three, root canal treatments. It all started a week and a bit ago, a pain in the tooth, a lack of sleep and so on, and on that Monday, TWO trips to the Dentist. This is, in itself a miracle given I had an awful experience when I was growing up... But, here is a pic of the two metal probes in the root canal, measuring the depth and that they have to be the same...

Root Canal

But, if reference to something I am listening to, well at the dentist, I had my iPhone with my music library playing, whilst on gas, and the song I really like at the moment is "We Are Young" by FUN and featuring Janelle Monae.

Hoo roo for now...


28 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 58 Money

Hmm... I had a little difficulty in what I wanted to do for this one, but, I was cleaning out my wallet the other day, and I found 5 Chinese Dollars and 10 Malaysian Ringitts! Not that I think it would be that much AUD...

5 China Dollars

Hoo roo for now...


27 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 57 Something You Ate

Normally, for morning tea, I have a coffee and a toasted sandwich from the cafe near work. But this morning, I felt for something a little different... So, it was an Apple & Rhubarb Crumble... It was very tasty!

Rhubarb & Apple Crumble

Hoo roo for now...


26 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 56 Night

Sydney, in my opinion, offers some of the best photography at night, with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House dominating the skyline of course... But, looking across Farm Cove from Mrs Macquaries Point or Fleet Steps, the city skyline offers some great reflections on the water.

Sydney Night

Similarly, on the Thames in London, the London Eye and the London Museum also offer a great view.

London Eye

Hoo roo for now...


25 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 55 Green

Ok, this was a bit of a 'no brainer' for me, cause what do I like thats green...? Lawns and Gardens!! So I went out after mowing the lawns, and I shot some of my front lawn (macro style) which has a predominant Buffalo (Stenotaphrum secondatum) coverage. There is a bit of Couch and Kikuyu as well :( !

Stenotaphrum secondatum (Buffalo)

Stenotaphrum secondatum (Buffalo) Seed Head

I also ventured into the side garden where the Seaside Daisy (Erigeron glaucas) is going slightly rampant - so it may need removal ALL together!!

Erigeron glaucus (Seaside Daisy)

And in the front bed, where the Roses are, I spotted this little fella budding up...

Rose Bud

Hoo roo for now...


24 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 54 Inside Your Bathroom Cabinet

Ok, for the keen eyes around, you might see something a littler weird in this pic, I don't care as I still need to clean it out, but I've selectively shot this photo this way because of it!!

Inside Tour Bathroom Cabinet


Tonight, I went and saw the movie 'Gone', which was a thriller (of sorts), and the movie was ok. There was some instances that were somewhat questionable as to its 'realism', but in all, a good movie. If you've NOT seen it yet, I would wait for the DVD version and see it that way, as I was a little let down...


In late breaking news, my best mate B and his wife K, announced the safe arrival of baby J, a younger brother to B & S. Well done guys, I am so happy for you!!

Baby J

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23 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 53 Your Shoes

This is a somewhat rare shot, not of my shoes, but of my cat Jasmine sitting at my feet!!! She normally doesn't want to be anywhere NEAR me (she was more of L's cat) unless she wants something, which is generally food!!!

Your Shoes (with cat)

Hoo roo for now...


22 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 52 Where you Work

Hmm... i think you know WHERE I work, but here's a clue....

Sydney Palms

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21 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 51 A Fave Photo of You

I don't really have a 'have' photo, and I simply DONT take a good photo, so it has taken some time to find one I like...

It is the day of our wedding, December 17 2000... The photographer actually made us look INTO the sun for the shot, at the time, I hated it, but I can now see where/what he was after...

Wedding Day

Today, a few friends and I went for a trip to Adelaide, just for the day, to have lunch. It was a great day, we drove out to Hahndorf, and then had lunch at the Glenelg Beach. I had the Salt 'n' Pepper Squid which was FANTASTIC!!!

Glenelg Pier Lunch - Salt n Pepper Squid

Hoo roo for now...


20 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 50 Handwriting

Today, was a somewhat traumatic day in that the toothache from the weekend, got worse! I called my dentist on my way to work, knowing FULL well they would not be there, but it was just a message service and I had to call back after 8am. So I proceeded into work.

After I arrived, it wasn't too long a wait, when I called, I was given the first time slot, 8.30! I left straight away, and I was there in around 10-12 minutes, which in morning peak, wasn't a bad feat!

Anyways, cutting a long story short, I had two bouts of root canal on the day, some 6 hours apart, and it is now better. I DO have to go back Wednesday week and then the following week though for a fix and a crown respectively!


But, today its all about handwriting, right? Well here is a sample of mine, from a meeting, where I was making my own notes from it. Its not very neat, I was hurrying after all, but, its my hand...


Hoo roo for now...


19 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 49 Something you hate to do

Sunday was spent, cleaning, gardening, using the pressure cleaner (again) on the back veranda, and I also did the front path that leads up to the front door, which is actually on the SIDE of the house! But, I digress...

But, the 'something you hate to do' is weeding, but I don't have a photo of me weeding as how can I get a photo of me doing something when theres just me?

BUT, what I can show you is of the back veranda all clean, and good looking all the same!

Back Verandah Dinning Lounge


I have had an ACHING tooth for the last couple of days, so I think it will be back to the dentist in the morning sometime! I had a filling a couple of months back, so I hope its not that playing up, as he said at the time, it was a difficult one to do...

Hoo roo for now...


18 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 48 Drink

Tonight, I actually thought about WHAT I wanted to do, and HOW I was going to do it! It just took a little while to get it all sorted!

I originally thought just a simple setup on the kitchen bench, but when I got that shot, it was not quite right. So I started to think where I might find some black things for a background! I eventually found a black tee-shirt, and whilst not right, it was adequate for the purpose. Anyway, here is a shot of the setup

Drink Setup

Now I got a few shots first with the glass empty, and when satisfied, I got the ice and bourbon ready, and here is the result. I kinda like it for a quick setup, using limited resources!

Drink in Murano Glass


I also managed to get some photos of other things today, Bronty is coming along nicely, and a Crocus, Callistemon as well.




Hoo roo for now...


17 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 47 Time

This is a screen shot, of yes the time, but also an artist I'm loving at the moment... Florence + the Machines was on a TV show a few months back, and she sang this song. It was powerful, yet when she spoke, she was very quiet and almost she - such a contrast!!

Shake It Out (Florence + The Machines)


Time, today, I was taken aback today with a message from a distant past!! Weird in nature, yet when challenged, retreated... Not sure why, perhaps a little perplexed (who knows) but I'm ok!


Yesterday, AAS I was saying in FB, was good, really good, but time will tell! I am still a little intrigued by it all, but I will go with the flow for now!!

Hoo roo for now...


16 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 46 Something New

OK, this is cheating a little, but it is something I want... Its an Apple TV unit, which will allow me to do all sorts of fun stuff on the TV, using my Macbook Pro! BUT, unfortunately, it will wait as I am buying it for my birthday in a couple of weeks!!!

Apple TV

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15 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 45 Phone

In all the time we've had our phone system, I've only recently changed the batteries! This is no mean feat, as they are approx 7 years old now and going strong! These are are good phone, sort of 'tuff' for those whom are clumsily drop your phone, yet smooth and elegant all the same...


Hoo roo for now...


14 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 44 Heart

Today, is just any other day really, nothing in particular happened, except I did get a Valentines Day message late this afternoon!!

BUT, my 'heart' still pains for Louise, not necessarily any more today over any other day, but just because I do... In this photo of her and Rosie, if my memory is correct, it was either JUST after this, or she was putting on a brave face, but her heart was broken (yet again) as she had another miscarriage that afternoon. We left the birthday party, largely with no-one knowing I think, and the following day, she had a D&C...

Louise & Rosie

So whilst not technically a 'heart' photo, its a heartfelt photo...

Hoo roo for now...


13 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 43 Blue

We have not seen, for a very long time, extended periods of 'BLUE' skies in Sydney, due to rain. And, after yesterdays storm (and a return of cleaning this afternoon after work) it rain again. This time, it was Katoomba that copped it with hail!!

Katoomba Hail SFogarty

Katoomba Hail SFogarty

Katoomba Hail SFogarty

But when I was out walking Bronty after cleaning the back veranda, I rounded a corner to see this wonderful sunset with some stormy skies in the background... I suppose that whilst there is orange, and purples and a whole lot of other colours there, there MUST be some that are 'blue'? Isn't it lovely!

Stormy Skies Sunset

Hoo roo for now...


12 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 42 Inside your Closet

I had the most EXCELLENT thing planned for this post, but alas, it didn't OR wouldn't have worked given what I came home to this afternoon after the F-I-L's birthday lunch! We had a storm come through, and whilst the back verandah was mud/silt covered, the front bay window leaked (quite badly) with all of the Murano Glass getting wet and two cushions - both were works L did using x-stich and tapestry! Additionally, the window above my bed allowed water in, although it was only a very small amount on the deep window sill.


Today, we had a birthday BBQ for the F-I-L, he turned 70! It was a wonderful day, a roast pork in the Webber, sausages on the BBQ, and salads to boot as well. there was, in typical family style, many desserts to be had; a Pavlova that S made and a three tired sponge birthday cake!!



With THAT many blowing out the candles, I might pass on some cake thanks...

A had set up a cricket pitch in the front lawn (but I suspect, it wasn't measured, but shhhhh...) and the kids all enjoyed a fun time using the hose to cool down in the summer (finally) heat and humidity!

The Cricket Pitch

Summer fun with a hose

Hoo roo for now...