Wednesday, January 31, 2007

School starts

The 2007 school year has started today. My oldest child has started at secondary school, I dropped her of and waited around to listen in on the first assembly and had a quick tour of the school. I still remeber 7 years ago when she first started primary school, as soon as she got into the class room on the first day she told me I could go now. No tears or tantrums from her and certainly none from me. This year will be a big adjustment for her but I am sure she will cope. My youngest started into grade 4 today and was very excited to be going back to school.

Why is it guys that you meet can be totally rude and not even have the decency to say after you have met them, sorry but your not what I expected and I dont wish to speak with you again. Its not hard and its about honesty. Well their loss anyway, if they are that shallow then forget it who needs them, I certainly don't.

Time to start doing some work on the gardens and the house, the new landlord takes over in 9 days and I have permission to put up a gate, get a dog and plants some shrubs to create privacy from the neighbours, the landlors will pay for the gate and plants but I will be doing the work. As for a dog, the kids and I have a couple of breeds that we like , one is the soft coated wheaton terrier and the other is a samoyed. I emailed a breeder yesterday about the terrier and almost died when she replied with cost of the pups, $1500.00. wiull have to contact some other breeders and also contact the samoyed breeders. It will be great having another dog around the place, my previous dog died 6 months before I seperated from my ex husband so it has been 6 years. Dogs are such loving and loyal creatures.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Australia Day

Well it is Australia Day, I have a quiet day planned, do some gardening later and just relax. My youngest child will be back for a little while, she has been away this week on holidays with her best freind and my older daughter has been away with her father.

I have been out every night this week, dinner and photography on monday night. Martinis and relax at my freind Peters place on tuesday night. Meeting and catch up with some freinds on wednesday night. Yesterday i spent the afternoon in the city looking at a couple of photography exhibitions at the NGV and Federation Square, then met up with some people from an online social group,Getalife. I already new a couple of the people and the others I didnt but I had a wonderful time. We started out at the Melbourne Hotel, which in a former life was the City West police station and jail. Then we moved on to a fantastic place called the Word Warehouse,
had great food for dinner and they have a DJ and a dancefloor so of course I did a little bit of dancing, its all good exercise.

Time to go and have a coffee and some breakfast.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Night photos

Bolte Bridge

City and docklands at night

Spent last evening in Williamstown taking photos, then met someone for dinner and we where then going to take some sunset shots and some night city shots. We missed the sunset by about 5-10 minutes. Managed to go into the city at the back of New Quay under the Bolte Bridge and take some pics. My first night time shots so they are not fantastic but I will be out again with the photography group in 2 weeks for a night time shoot so will be asking lots of questions.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Federation steps

Federation steps at Altona


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Friday evening at Altona Beach

Altona Sunset


Kite Surfer


Friday night was spent at Williamstown having diner and then on to Altona beach to photograph the kite surfers and the sunset. Im not happy with my sunset pics they just dont look great but im sure one of my photography freinds can explain what ive done wrong.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The new year

Jelly fish

So far the new year has been great, spending time with my kids and also time to myself taking photos and going to the movies to see Eragon. Also busy sending of job applications so hopping to have a njob before to long. I have also started to work on the backyard, have put up a gazebo and moved my bbq and have a new outdoor table and some chairs on layby. Planted some new plants in pots to jazz up the area and put up some party lights so I will be able to invite my freinds over for a bbq as soon as they are all back from their holidays. Break out the martinis I say.

I spent today with my kids and a freind of my youngest childs, we spent the day at docklands, docklands park and then had lunch at New Quay. Then after all that we took a ride on the city circle tram where I enthralled them all with stories about the old buildings that had ghost in them. The kids also spotted lots of jellyfish in the water at New Quay.

Also been busy getting my oldest daughters books and uniform for starting high school this year.