Oh, Hi Canberra winter.

Yes, temperature of minus 6.5. APPARENT TEMP -9.7. And still minus two when I left for the gym at six am.

Canberra Winter

A frost.

Canberra Winter

Obstacles on the walk to work at 8:30 in the morning.

Canberra Winter

And these clothes are clearly not substantial enough. Cute, but failing to warm me.

(I should add that only HALF the electric blanket gave up. Much snuggling required.)


Grey Canberra Day

July 13, 2010 · 5 comments

Grey Canberra Afternoon

The fog across the oval at work this afternoon.

Nothing a little tights action couldn’t brighten up!

Stipey tights


Okay. Here is my itinerary in yahoo weather widgets. Towards the end my packing dilemma will be revealed.

First stop, Vienna. Fly into Frankfurt Saturday with Malaysian Airlines, then hop straight onto an Air Berlin flight to Vienna. Were supposed to be meeting friends there, but they’ve pulled out… plans to date: apple strudel (for Rish), music, horses. For all locations, suggestions welcome. We probably won’t stay in Vienna the whole time we’re in Austria, likely to venture out a little :)
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Halloween night was good (costume and hotel room pics to come later this week), amazing how much you can fit into 23 hours in Sydney :) A few hours sleep, we managed to drive home safely… watched the cool storm coming in over the wind farm at Lake George.

Lake George Storm

(wk 353

  1. Hairbrush :: bristles
  2. Sneak :: peek
  3. Hole :: in the bucket
  4. Horror :: movie, right there on my tv… shocking me right out of my brain (?Sherbert)
  5. Standard :: soy latte
  6. Mailbox :: overlimit
  7. Attachment :: disorder
  8. Type :: face
  9. Nails :: bed of nails
  10. Storage :: self


Sunny Day

October 1, 2009 · 0 comments

It’s a gorgeous spring day today…. tops of mid 20s for Canberra on the first day of October. You think it might hang around for the long weekend? It seems not…


This is when I start being happy I’ll in Newcastle for the long weekend. Until I see the weather predictions there:


erm. Okay. At least I get to see my little fraggle of a nephew, hey?

(Wallpaper is from [the apparently newly redesigned gelaskins site] Catalina Estrada)


Ugly Duckling

September 28, 2009 · 0 comments

  1. What pleases you? :: chocolate
  2. Whatever :: and ever amen
  3. Chime :: when the clock strikes x
  4. Pleading :: guilty
  5. Simulate :: vitual insanity
  6. Flashing :: lights
  7. Directional :: movement
  8. Pink :: flowers
  9. Access :: all areas
  10. Ugly :: duckling


September 093

My seedlings are loving this alternating rainy and sunny weather, even if the rest of us aren’t. I’m just going to savour the sunshine. And be happy that I’m on study leave/flex today, because this way I don’t have to decide if my cough is bad enough to justify another sick day and a trip to the doctor. Put that off til tomorrow!



September 22, 2009 · 0 comments

The dust storm (oh and the gastro and cold and flu viruses that are going around) was all anyone spoke about today.

Canberra Dust Storm

Fortunately, I don’t have the gastro. I think I have a cold though. ugh. Looking forward to rain and a good night’s sleep. To clear my head and all the dust.

Canberra Dust Storm

Oh, I wish I’d thought of this… I was trying to think up new slogans for that banner all weekend!

edit (Th 9pm): someone put one of my pics up on the Wikipedia Australian Dust Storm page. *ahem* I wasn’t using my camera while driving. nu-ah. How filthy was the windscreen???


Rain rain

July 2, 2009

I don’t think I’ve had so many rainy days as this in Canberra since I’ve been living here… Give me back my cold sunny winter days! 1 more day til school holidays. I swear I’ve had a week-long headache counting it down… Nearly there! Rumours of staffing movements abound – fortunately not involving me…

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June 1, 2009

So. June is here. This means a few things… May is over. I can write May off as a dumb month without a computer and with too much illness. It’s winter. I can officially complain about it being cold. Job applications are due. June 11. Now that I have my computer back I can write […]

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My Keds are flooding!

January 20, 2009

This: Leads to this: They were long gone already those shoes, but still, sad to see them that way. :p

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Hot hot hot!

January 15, 2009

Went up for sprints up on the oval next to work with Rish this morning – almost killed myself with the jog up the hill to get there! I could have almost done that a few times instead (and perhaps I should start doing that – go for a jog up the hill to work […]

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And what I do

January 14, 2009

Okay, who else shudders when they hear Ronald McDonald say (or see it printed on a Happy Meal cup) “It’s what I eat, and what I do!”? It’s not that it’s not true – the occasional Happy Meal is not going to make a child obese and fronting up to the emergency room with a […]

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At least it wasn't raining … yet

September 22, 2008

So there are advantages to working in a building that you’ve been evacuated three times from in a week. Like being able to come home and take the washing off the line before the dust and mud storms come rolling in again. So, we were sent home last monday with the power out. Friday morning […]

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Something about the Weather

September 13, 2008

I don’t have photos of the gigantic Floriade tulips that are in Civic, though I walked past them today. I’m thinking next weekend for Floriade myself, it was gorgeous weather for it today (Still 22 degrees now!), is meant to rain tomorrow though… Relaxed day, read the paper, did the washing, gymmed, shopped (piecing together […]

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Long-weekend goodness

April 25, 2008

So, perhaps in order to “enjoy” the ANZAC long weekend, there’s some obligation to go to the dawn service, or at least some sort of service? I read the paper… there was ANZAC stuff there, that counts as at least paying attention to the day… though I was more interested in the Canberra leg of […]

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