Summer, where did you go?

Oh dear, I hope that three months between posts is not the new normal. But it has been a full three months as expected back in my January post. A frantic pace was maintained by Roo, Giulia (la cugina) and I with performances and events galore during the March Madness season in Adelaide. Giulia’s two…

Back to normal?

So, the last 6+ weeks have been all about our trip to India and Malaysia. The planning, doing and the posting of photos and memories. But I’ve been back at work a week now and it’s time to take stock and think about the year ahead. At a glance it’s like most years: It all…

March Madness, Adelaide Style

It’s almost over for me, the March madness. And it’s both a relief and a cause of sadness.  Relief because I need my beauty rest and sadness because the end of the festival season means the long summer evenings are soon to be gone. The Adelaide Fringe and Womadelaide are events I participate in each…

Adelaide Fringe parade cancelled due to rain

Who would have thought there would be enough rain in Adelaide in February to cancel a parade? Well no one! But rain it did, pretty much all day. The amazing king and queen were left hanging from the crane for a few hours and we grabbed this snap as we were leaving the muster area….

Geez 2011 – you have some catching up to do

Other than a photo on my bike ride home, I haven’t posted a blog since the first of the year. Oh dear, what’s going on? Last year I was quite prolific, at least for me… It’s not that nothing is happening this year; maybe I am just adjusting to being back in Australia and back…

Fringe fever – Adelaide is buzzing

Adelaide in February; that can signify many things. Hot weather, tomato harvesting, dining outdoors, visits to the beach, ice cream and most of all, the Adelaide Fringe. As mentioned in a earlier post, Adelaide’s Fringe is second in the world only to Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the largest fringe festival in the southern hemisphere. We…

Beauty is everywhere

Life is full of beautiful moments and sights. Sometimes you just need to look in your own back yard. The Adelaide summer has brought out the best in this Bougainvillea plant in our garden.  It starts out slightly coppery and then goes  hot pink.  I am overwhelmed by its capacity to bloom about 9 months…

The tyranny of the day job

In itself, my job at the documentation factory is not that bad.  I am currently redesigning forms for a credit union using Adobe LiveCycle Designer.  “Designing forms, how boring” I hear you say.  But, believe me, if you like technology and getting to play with new software, and feel good about process improvements and that…

Call yourself a blogger?

Well, I have not typed a word here for many months, so what is going on?  Well, I think work is getting in the way of life.  Common problem I know… However, recently I have had the opportunity to go away and spend some time away from the ‘documentation factory’.  Because I spend 8+ hours…

What’s going on with this blog?

Blog has suffered greatly this summer. Kittens have been acquired, Conference committee meetings have resumed, yoga is back on for the year, work is busy. Excuses for not blogging? Naw, just been busy. Kittens to play with, and rescue from rooftops and trees; Adelaide Fringe is on, acts to see; Adelaide Festival on, Writer’s week…