Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ahh...! relief the hot weather is over for now. Happy Easter to everyone there in bloggerland.

Helen & I have been to our local shopping centre (Saturday morning) and it was really crowded! You would think the shops had been closed for a week not one day for Good Friday.
I have been told by someone that our district sales manager had been giving the team leaders updates for avon but i have't been receiving them. Mark finally agreed with me when I thought I was not getting any other emails as well. So rang ISP Help Desk and now the problem has now been fixed. I discovered there was 33 emails waiting for me. The lady on the phone said to Mark, "You won't be popular with your wife now. "
School Holidays are on now for Easter & end of term. Schools get 2 weeks holidays including Easter and go back early April. Helen & I are going to see " The Other Boleyn" movie tomorrow. Has anyone else seen this movie?

Friday, March 14, 2008

It is stinking HOT here. So much for autumn weather. Summer is still hanging around. It is going to be102 degrees farinheit today. It is now 95 degrees with a strong hot wind which is a worry for bushfires. We can expect more of the same right through to the end of next week.
Helen and I have returned from going to the Magistrates Court in the city where Helen wants to do work experience working with the Multicultural Liasion dept. Helen has got the position. She does not start work experience until the last week in july. It is for 5 days. Helen gets to sit in court and see how the interpreting side of things work. She is very pleased with herself as many want to go to the courts, but as clerk of courts or law side of things. They were told Courts were popular so you would have to get in early if they want to go to the courts. She has gone on a different angle. Helen wants to be a french interpreter. Anyway she went back to school to catch up on lessons and have her French Horn lesson.
Oh well the weekend is hear and we haven't any plans this weekend except sit inside with the air conditioner on.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Bindi has tagged me!
Here's the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.

2. Open it to page 123.

3.Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.

4.Then invite 5 friends to do the same.

Here's the book I am reading at the moment.

"The Year Of The Fog" by Michelle Richmond.

It is a story about the disappearance of six-year-old Emma who vanished from a foggy San Francisco beach while out walking with her soon - to - be - step-mother.

First 5 lines on page 123 are:

"For my brother in Iraq," he explained to me once. Darwin has taken my order so many times I suspect he lives at Java Beach.
"Any good news yet?" he asks, punching up my purchase.
I shake my head. "I have more flyers," I say, setting them on the counter. It's the ninth stack of flyers I've brought to Java Beach - one a week for the past two and a half months.

I am tagging '54 Bomber and Hezzy Magee. Idon't know anyone else that Bindi hasn't already tagged,but feel free to join in.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hi bindi,

Thanks for trying to send the rain to us ,we really need the rain here. Weather forcasters keep telling us we might get a late thundery change but it never happens.

Goverment has just announced we will be on water restrictions for the next 3 years. Even number houses are only allowed on sat & tues morning between 6.30am & 8.00am.I have been planting drought tolerant cuttings into the garden.

Just looked at your post and read you had met Cecile. I always think it must be great to meet someone after you have been coresponding with them, it reminds of the old fashoin pen pals days. Bye for now Jo.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Dear Lord,

Every single evening

As I'm lying here in bed,

This tiny little Prayer

Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family

Wherever they may be,

Keep them warm and safe from harm

For they're so close to me.

And God, there is one more thing

I wish that you could do;

Hope you don't mind me asking,

Please bless my computer too.

Now I know that it's unusual

To Bless a motherboard,

But listen just a second

While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box

Holds more than odds and ends;

Inside those small compartments

Rest so many of my friends.

I know so much about them

By the kindness that they give,

And this little scrap of metal

Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them

Much the same as you.

We share in what life brings us

And from that our friendships grew.

Please take an extra minute

From your duties up above,

To bless those in my address book

That's filled with so much love.

Wherever else this prayer may reach

To each and every friend,

Bless each e-mail inbox

And each person who hits "send".

When you update your Heavenly list

On your own Great CD-ROM,

Bless everyone who says this prayer

Sent up to


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a good weekend? We have come back from going to hospital for Mark to have a MRI Scan on his knee for a study by Melbourne Uni. We got there on time and were seen straight away. This was the last scan to done. Unfortunately for us, after the scan, they wanted Mark to fill out a questionnaire that took 40 minutes to complete. Melbourne Uni has almost completed a year's research on his left knee. The study should finish in May '08. We had intened to look at the shops afterwards. The shops are the clearance/factory outlet types and would have been nice to look through. But we had to get back home early because Helen had a party to go to and had to get ready.