10 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 40 Self Portrait

I was thinking this one out almost all day... I ended up looking through, and I found a pic I could edit in Picik (which is about to close its relationship with Flickr). They have now, for the rest of the period, opened up all 'Premium' bits to all users, so I thought I'd play around!!

Bernie Floating Temple


I had a good day at work today, and a good visit with the specialist. I had an interesting call on the way home, which I will see how it pans out next week and into the short-term. BUT, when I got home, I was horrified to see that the house two doors down has been purchased... Oh well, I hope the new residents have 'grown up' now they own a house!!

Hoo roo for now...


09 February, 2012

photo a Day Challenge - Day 39 Front Door

It is widely known, within the family, that when L won two stain glassed doors at an auction, I desperately wanted to use one of them as the front door. They were lovely OLD doors, and I just couldn't win the fight, so I sanded them back, repaired, painted and hung the doors on the bathroom and the laundry. Don't you think they're nice??

Laundry Door

BUT, as this is a 'Front Door' post, here is the front door, in a new colour scheme of which I must finish doing the remaining parts of the house... At LEAST I won the battle of what colour it was going to be painted, as L wanted something brash and bold (PINK or RED) but i was NOT going to do it, so it remained dark green until last year. Maybe its a bit boring, but I like it!!

Front Door NEW old COLOURS

Hoo roo for now...


08 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 38 Sun

Sydney is going through a 'grey' month (summer), and there wasn't that much 'sun' to actually shoot. Not even a bit of blue was available, so I searched through the albums, using 'sun' as a search, and it returned the Sun Dial from the Hunter Region Botanic Garden!

Sun Time HRBG

Hoo roo for now...


07 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 37 Button

buttons and buckle

'L' use to LOVE collecting buttons, primarily antique or unusual ones as can be seen in the pic above. They are all in the study room still, perhaps I could put them on eBay or something, who knows... For now though, they can stay!


Today at work, was difficult... We are installing some equipment on our fuel systems (underground tanks and pumps on-site) that has the ability to run reports to user groups, types of fuel and even, CO2 emissions if needs be! The later will be important in many ways, but I like the idea of a single system that can report against many things... BUT, and I say this with a headache after a long day, it will only work IF the server talks to the computer when the computer can talk to the tank recoder that can talk to the server... It has taken a while to get it all going, and it will go live (hopefully) on Thursday, so fingers crossed, everyone will talk to everyone!

Hoo roo for now...


06 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 36 Dinner (4/2/12)

Ok, in keeping with yesterdays post of out-of-sequence photos, this was a pic of (what) dinner looked like at KW's b'day dinner at La Mono. Yes, it may resemble a lunch I had recently with L's uncle, but in essence, it was the same that we had on Saturday night!!



Today at work, we had an announcement (of sorts) about the direction of the organisation. It was, somewhat, exciting, daunting yet oh so very strange all at the same time... I think, in the long term, it may be good, but at the moment, I am a little shocked at what was said in some ways... But, I digress...


Was there a game on today that I missed, who won?

Hoo roo for now...


05 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 35 10am (6/2/12)

Ok, this post, and tomorrows are back to front in the way the photos were taken, apologies for this, but I had a rather busy weekend... So, looking into the future, tomorrow at work at 10am, I suspect I would have finished my coffee, and would be wanting another...



Today though, was a great day where I caught up (again) with some of the girls in the morning at Lake Parramatta. Everyone was there, and we enjoyed a hearty brunch of bacon & eggs, sausage, tomato and a hash brown. I also chose the orange (over apple) juice and a coffee (over tea) to finish it off.

In the afternoon, we had a farewell spotting afternoon out at the airport. It was a great afternoon, lots to talk about and new people to meet! The 'Eastern Suburbs Princess' came along to see Bronty, EB, DB's wife, was there as well with Stanley the Pugg, and both enjoyed a swim...

Hoo roo for now...


04 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 35 Stranger

This pic is of a friends puppy... He's only had her a couple of weeks, and she is only 3 months old. But her temperament is as though she's been mis-treated by the previous owner, poor girl... She really is a sweetie, and after some bribery and corruption from treats, she started to become friendly. BUT, when I took Miss Bronty over, she became REALLY friendly indeed! They played, ran, Bronty was slobbery like no tomorrow, and everyone wore some of it!!!


So, whilst not really a stranger, to HER, I was the stranger...

Hoo roo for now...


03 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 34 Hands

I had an idea today as to what to do for 'hands', my hands, not that photogenic, I thought of having a 'hand' using a deck of cards, couldn't find a deck of cards, so I had to think for a bit... I was lost, so I rummaged through my flickr account for something. You know what, there wasn't much to pick from!

Now, Geoff Field (2dayFM news reader) is a friend of mine, and in March 2009, he did a promotion for a charity event, and Jeff Fenech (3 x World Champion, Australian Boxer) was there as well. I can't for the life of me remember now, but there was a few people there!! I also love it how Geoff (news reader) is wearing a pair of very fancy sunnies!!! Luckily for both Geoff's, he has padded boxing gloves to protect his 'hands'!!

The 2 G(J)eoffs


In other news, today is KW's b'day, so I wish him a very happy birthday - I hope you've had a great day mate!!


Its also STILL raining here in Sydney - I'm now officially over it! But, its forecast to be this way for some time to come :( so we had better get use to it I suppose!

Jasmine is curled up in a ball next to me on the lounge, whilst Bronty is snoring away in her bed... Its dark, no lights on in the lounge room and the cricket (20/20) is on the TV. For what its worth, Australia looks as though it will go down in this match against India :(

I'm also considering, and entertaining the thought, of a new car... Not that there is anything wrong with the Suzuki, I just thing that before it depreciates to much, I might update! I had a twin of it parked in-front of me today at work!

Suzuki Twins

Hoo roo for now...


02 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 33 Words

Today I finished a game of 'Words with Friends' with Lynne, whilst I might add from her hospital bed with a 'dickie heart'!!! It apparently races away, for no good (or bad) reason, and it was her 3 ambulance ride in just 5 days!! That'll teach her to play WWF with me!!! hahahah

WWF Lynne W


I got home yesterday, to a notice about going through a toll without my tag. When in fact, it was on my arm as I was on my bike! Today though, I got ANOTHER notice for a different toll saying I hadn't paid... Its a simple matter, put my tag number on the paperwork and send back, but OMG what a hassle I have to go through to do it!!!!!

Hoo roo for now...


01 February, 2012

Photo a Day Challenge - Day 32 Your View Today

Ok, its a new month, which means, a new list...

Feb Photo a Day

BUT today, I forgot to get a photo of my view from my office. BUT, also in my defence, it was raining for almost ALL of the day :) So, as soon as I got home I grabbed a pic of a section of the garden that has a lot of the same plants that are in the garden outside my office window... So, will that do?

Garden View

Hoo roo for now...