31 photos in 31 days – 6&7 – Newcastle for the Weekend

About to head back to Sydney after a weekend up in Newcastle. A weekend spent with family and friends, eating, drinking… talking and laughing, sniffling away with this damn cold!

Day 6 – The ever resourceful Liam, who now knows to drag things over so he can stand/climb on them to get to things.

Day 7 – Just up from a nap.

At least I avoided the traffic on the way home?


Crashed out last night about 8:30pm, after lots of tissues and cold and flu tablets. Woke up at my alarm this morning, not wanting to move, but it’s only day 4, I ought to go to work and meet with my managers!!!

Doped up again on cold and flu tablets, I made it til 12…. then about 12:15 my senior looked at me and said “are you okay?” um no… a minute later my recess had been thrown up *sigh*. I’m sure it was a mix of the cold, the tablets and tiredness rather than anything like a tummy bug or food poisoning. Feeling “okay” now, just the running nose again. We’ll see!

31 photos in 31 days. Day 2 with a sunny lunchtime walk.

Out for a lunchtime walk

Today I spent in training in Ryde – talking about Cerebral Palsy, disability and person centred practice. Got a nice sunny lunchtime walk in too! :)

Now I’m just sitting down to a dinner of food court leftovers bought cheaply at the end of the day from the Hurstville foodcourt. Yum.

Food court leftovers

Day one … Done!

Let’s ignore the cold shower in the morning because the flatmate’s boyfriend forgot to turn the hot water back on after doing some repairs on the weekend, and talk about the rest of the day, hey? ;)

August 1 - Orientation at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Today was spent in Terrey Hills at Corporate Orientation Day. Which meant over an hour drive to get there (I can walk to my regular workplace from Wednesday!!!). But it was a good day, well run, getting some of the ‘bigger picture’ stuff about my new workplace, including how funding works and info about yet another debit mastercard I can get to save on tax when eating out (food bloggers dream card?).

There was a range of people there – allied health, support staff, IT. And all were lovely and I learned that it’s the start of Ramadam because the IT guy couldn’t eat lunch.

Tomorrow is another day of training, this time at Ryde, a little closer but still getting used to the traffic. Sydney has it. I’ll be learning more specifically about Cerebral Palsy and working with people with disabilities.