Bronte photo's taken last month (they really capture her especially the second) - I just love her freckle nose.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This weeks this is.....my current reading material - I quite enjoy reading and will read each night when I hop into bed before sleeping - no matter what the time -it's a bit like brushing my teeth something I can not go to bed without doing.
I am currently reading
Wild Swan by Jung Chang - this current book has taken me quite a long time to read (more than 3 months - I read approx 10 books in the first half of the year). I am into my last 150 pages and have found the last half more about Jung Chen's life amongst Chinese Cultural Revolution much easier to read than the first - about her parents and grandparents life within Communist China.
Wild Swan has been a bit of a history lesson, a bit of gratitude for a life I have lived and some empathy for the Chinese Culture, especially those living around me. I have enjoyed it but am looking forward to finishing it and reading my next book - Heart of Darfur by Lisa French Baker - a nurse who works with Medecines Sans Frontier and is her own personal accout of life as a nurse in Darfur refugee camps.
From last week This is......My Favourite Kitchen Appliance
Yes the humble old Oven - this is/will be my old oven last Sunday after I had finished scrubbing it, I want to open the door just to admire the shine (mmm I know I am weird) - a fitting theme for the week.
We have the keys for the new house and have been there twice now and would you believe I could not get the oven to work - I have finally worked it out but the door does not shut that well :( I am hoping that gets fixed quite quickly as I really love using the oven.
This is me....signing off
Tomorrow I spend the day finalising boxes and dismantling beds, computers etc, the trucks will be here on Tuesday and I will not get connection back for 1 week - I am online more often than not so I will be shutting down with a sign - see you on the other side.
To see who else is playing This is....head on over to three buttons
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Pick up anything lying around the room, throw it into a box (make sure there is nothing hanging over the edge), when 1/2 full sticky tape shut.
If only life was so simple.
Music Madness - Bird Style
Some time out in the mayhem of packing - a great free event run by Sydney Olympic Park