Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Break in Transmission

Due to a massive blow-out of data allowance because of a Trial version of World of Warcraft, (evil game) the modem has been unplugged and put away on a high shelf until it has worked off the ridiculously obscene amount of money 2Gig worth cost.

In the meantime enjoy Goodnight Kiwi - a quietly comforting bit of nostalgia.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Horticultural Faith

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a chainsaw must be in want of self control.
Apologies to Jane Austen

I have been assured that these ragged stumps of the Melaleuca Hypericifolia will be soon be covered with many fresh green shoots and will once again provide flowers and nectar for the little Honeyeaters. The plus side is the open view to the North East from the newly installed garden seat and the extra light that the Yam bushes now receive.

I only hope that the recent cuttings struck from the bush will grow as well as their parent - a survivor of droughts and backyard bushfires (from me throwing out embers in the ashbucket!)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year 2009

After staying away from the crowds and chaos of New Year in the city for several years we ventured down to experience the fireworks close up. We were able to get access to the coolness and quietness of The House and so miss most of the crowds.

I didn't feel up to staying for the full midnight experience, stunning though it was, so we decamped after the 9pm show - working our way up MacQuarie street against the tide of merrymakers heading to the Domain and Botanic Gardens. It was a perfect night for it - balmy weather and a gentle breeze. We walked to the back streets of Darlinghurst and had a coffee at Bills before catching the bus home.

New Years Day was a swim and snorkel at Clovelly with a bit of sandcastle building on the side.

A great way to start 2009.