Monday, April 30, 2007

Good News!

I have just seen an advertisment on SBS for the EUROVISION 2007 SONG CONTEST from Helsinki! It's coming soon!

Photos from the weekend at Bunya

Here are some photos from the recent weekend:

First, the beautiful cheese-knife set. I wanted to liberate it from the cabin as I felt I would appreciate it more here than anyone else would at Bunya:
This next picture is a photo of the view from the downstairs balcony:
And here's the view (though to the left) just 3 hours later, after it started raining, right when we wanted to go for a walk in the bush:
Here's a photo of the cabin we stayed in:
Being a rural and bushy area, there were, of course, wallabies:
And here's a shot of our cabin from a walking track in the not-too-far distance:
Here's a picture of me, just to prove that I was there, standing on the balcony with the view behind me:

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Bunya Mountains

I went to Bunya Mountains on Friday afternoon with a group of friends; Kat, Rowan, Klaus, Nick and Oddur. We stayed in a cabin until this morning, when we had to be out by 10am. The weekend was good, though it rained a little more than we'd have liked. We had a great cabin with a fantastic view, with the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre. We stayed in Eagle's Rest, which is a well-laid out cabin with two living areas and two fireplaces. The weather was cold, which was good. It got down to about 14 or 15 degrees, I think, which was definitely cold enough to switch the fires on, so we were able to experience a little bit of winter, or autumn, if you're from somewhere European.

It took a few hours to drive each way, but I feel it was definitely worth it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Milestone ages

For those who are interested:
On Tuesday, the 25th of March, 2008, I'll be exactly 10,000 days old.
At 22:49:00 on Friday, the 15th of May, 2009, I'll be simultaneously 15,000,000 minutes and 250,000 hours old at the same time!!!

And on Sunday, the 16th of November, 2228, I'll be exactly 1 Pluto year old.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Flight update

I purchased a ticket for a flight from Brisbane to Darwin during the week, which means that all flights that I need to get to London are accounted for. I'll leave Brisbane before I get to London.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I spent a large portion of the afternoon at a coffee shop in West End with Kat and Nick. We ate, and then worked on a couple of cryptic crosswords. It was a relaxed, fun afternoon, the sort of afternoon that should occur on a Sunday. We almost completed one crossword successfully and made a significant dent into the other one. I've never really been into cryptic crosswords, but after this afternoon, I think I'm a convert.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It's been a while

I has been a while since my last post. The last one was number 222, which is a cool number, in my opinion.

What has happened since my last post?
Well, I went to Sunrise Beach for the Easter weekend with my mother, younger brother and dog. It was a great weekend, though the weather was a bit cold due to the wind. I don't mind if I don't get to swim, so this didn't bother me too much.
Nie jeszcze mieszkam w domu mojej mamy. Mieszkam w domu kata teraz, w jerongie. Nie wiem dlaczego, ale nie chce pisac to w jezykiem angielskiegim(?). (Chcialbym mowic dobrze po polsku ale nie moge. Szkoda.)
Mark was up from Melbourne for a week, so I caught up with him, and other people, last Friday night. 'Twas a nice evening.
I'm still teaching an exam preparation course, and it's week 5 of a 12-week course. I'm starting to get concerned that some of my students won't pass the test, though that's not really my fault; I can't do the test for them.
J'irai a Mont Bunya le weekend prochaine. J'y irai avec quelques amis. Nous esperons qu'il fera un peu froid, mais assez chaud pour promener au dehors. Je vous dirai comment la vacance ira.
Kat's brother went to Taiwan for a couple of weeks with his girlfriend (who is Taiwanese). They returned at the weekend and thanks to them, I am now the proud owner of a 2GB USB memory stick. It's tiny. I've attached it to the supplied cord as otherwise I'm sure I'd misplace it. It's approximately the same size as a tiny memory stick. I can't be bothered measuring it or thinking of something more appropriate to use as a comparison.
Anything else worth writing?
I think not. Except that I have just finished drinking a cup of coffee*. It was good coffee, made with a Breville espresso machine, and good quality coffee.

* I wrote "cup of coffee" because coffee is technically an uncountable noun, even though in spoken, everyday English, it is used as a countable noun.