Friday, 28 June 2013

The Long War

by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

Chapter two is lovely, it is emotional, it is picturesque and it has comedy, both laugh out loud moments and cheezy moments where you can't help but groan.

"The United States had long been used to being suspicious of every other country on the planet, and was now becoming suspicious of itself."

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Photo of the Day - 29

The Acheron Way
Road between Warburton and Marysville
July 2010

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Photo of the Day - 28

Corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets Melbourne
Saturday 2nd October 2010.
The morning of the AFL Grand Final Replay.

Almost empty streets.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Photo of the Day - 27

Camera: SONY

This wall used to a fountain - a wall with water running down it. Photo taken in Melbourne 2009 before the Copenhagen Climate Conference

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Photo of the Day - 26

Melbourne Laneway
Photo by Erin
Camera: Nikon D3000

Friday, 1 April 2011

The quote on the daily calender today is: "The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed" - Nicolas Chamfort. And being April 1, there were a number of laughs. I hid six alarm clocks around reception and set them so that the first would go off at 10.00, the next at 10.01 and so on. Louise heard the first go off, found it and called me to ask if it was me. "What was me?" I asked, and in the background I could hear the next one starting to go off, Louise laughed and hung-up to find the next one. I also made Dianne's mouse move in crazy motions. Ewan, Steve, I and a few other staff members received letters that were filled with stars and mine had a large, fake, purple spider. I think it was Louise. Vanessa convinced Ronnie and Barbara that she was quitting. At 11:50 I received an urgent email from Steve asking that I see him immediately, so I ran upstairs, but he was not to be found, I did a few laps of the building and then returned to my desk which had been decorated by Vanessa, Barbara and Dianne. I think they have managed to get me back from my efforts over the last two years.

Thursday, 31 March 2011


Sometimes I have a horrible sense of humour. In today’s Herald Sun there is a Q&A with Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. On being asked “what's the biggest perk of being a Harry Potter star?” he replied with: "This is gonna sound really cheesy, but one of the greatest things we've been gifted with is we can go to children's hospitals and places like that and really make their day without having to do anything. Especially Daniel - I've seen kids literally wet their pants in front of Daniel! I think it's a priority that we abuse that and make the most of it." I’m imagining Harry Potter stars walking down the streets, causing accidents, and selling clean trousers. For the whole article go to: