From the archives..

December 27, 2006 - Not Staff

I went to a couple of shops at lunch today. They were packed with shoppers hoping to get their grubby little hands on after Christmas sale items. Nothing like crowds to put me in a bad mood. I was in my work uniform which happens to look nothing like the uniforms of the staff that ... Read moreHow much is that dress? Read more »


How much is that dress?

I was walking to the train station this morning when a lady was stopped on the walkway in front of me, she was checking her mobile phone or something. I noticed that she had a clothing tag, like when you buy something new, hanging from the back of her top. I said ‘excuse me’. She gave me a look that wasn’t very happy; I’m not sure what she thought I was going to say. But I told her about the tag and asked if she wanted me to remove it. Her attitude changed in that instant and was very thankful. She removed the tag herself but I guess appreciated not going to work and looking silly.

Passport Photos

Last week I started the process to renew my passport. Given that I never travel anymore I hadn’t noticed that it had expired. Oops. Anyway I completed the paperwork for a new passport. Yesterday I got a phone call from the government office. My application had been declined because of my photo as (1) I was smiling and (2) you couldn’t see my eyes clearly. Well I’ll concede point 2. You can never see my eyes in photos. I squint a lot. So today I had a mad rush around to get photos re-done. I’m not sure the second photo is better; makes me look crazy.

I hate you

Last night Emma told me that “I hate you!”. This was after she was throwing her toys around the lounge room and I told her to stop. I thought she’d at least be a teenage when she told me that, not a three year old. She must be advanced.

Spider bite

I think I was bitten by a spider last night. I remember in the middle of the night having a sharp pain, like an insect bite on the top of my right leg. Today its all red and swollen. I had the same thing a year or so ago when I was bitten on my upper arm.
Stupid spiders. Stop biting me! Or at least give me some super powers.

Dubbo Trip

Last weekend we had out little road trip to Dubbo.
My mum flew down the night before and came along with us for the trip.

The drive from Sydney to Dubbo was a long one. We stopped for lunch along the way to break up the drive (~5.5hours).

When we got to Dubbo we stayed in a Big 4 Caravan park, in one of the cabins. Funnily enough the cabin was on ‘Emma Street’ 🙂
The park had its own water park which Emma loved. The water was cold so after 30mins of swimming she was turning blue, but insisted she was fine and wanted to keep swimming.

The highlight of the trip was the Dubbo Zoo. We rented a golf cart (you can drive your own car, or rent bicycles) to take around the circuit.

As well as the Zoo we went to the nearby town of Wellington and went on a couple of underground cave tours. They were very interesting.