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The carnival is over

The carnival is over.  Finally.  Now we can get on with the business of summer and hot weather.  The predicted temperature for new year’s eve here?  36C38C.  40C.  I’ve almost forgotten how hot that feels, we’ve had such average weather the last few months.  Of  course, with the hot weather comes the threat of fire.  I am doing my civic duty this year and will be working in the State Control Centre for fire management if we have any fires.  I’m on call just about every second week between now and the end of April.  Cross your fingers there are no idiots with spare matches out there.

I took this photo a while back; having never tried to photograph a rainbow before I had no idea how hard it was!



I’m going to be RICH!

This arrived in my inbox today at work.  How considerate of them!


Our Ref: WB/NF/UNCC/IB027


How are you today?Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world.

The UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$500,000.00.
This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum,and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you,This have been agreed upon and have been signed Therefore,we are happy to inform you that an arrangement has perfectly been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible in our bid to be transparent.

However,it is our pleasure to inform you that your ATM Card Number; 5490 9957 6302 4525 has been approved and upgraded in your favor. Meanwhile,your Secret Pin Number will be available as soon as you confirm to us the receipt of your ATM CARD.

The ATM Card Value is $500,000.00 USD Only. You are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of US$10,000.00 is permitted daily.

And we are duly inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you any where in the world.

We have also concluded delivery arrangement with our accredited courier service Company to oversee the delivery of the ATM Card to you without any further delay.

So you are hereby advice to forward to this office Director ATM SWIFT CARD Department. Therefore,you should send him your full Name and Telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the ATM to you.

Contact Dr.Henry Cole immediately for your ATM SWIFT CARD:

Person to Contact Dr.Henry Cole


Thanks and God bless you and your family.

Hoping to hear from you as soon as you receive your ATM Card.

Making the world a better place


Mr. Kofi Annan

Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS)

A little light relief

And no, you don’t need to speak french to get the joke.

Date night

This weekend we had some crazy storms in Melbourne, and there was even hail!  It’s not cold enough to hail here.  Insane.  This is not the best picture of hail you will ever see, it was really dark (at about 4pm on Saturday) and I had to do some dodgy work in Photoshop to even make the hail visible.


So last night, having heard the weather prediction for more storms, we decided to go out for dinner and then to a movie. We saw The Hurt Locker.


Whilst I don’t think it was as traumatic as The Road (the last movie we saw) it was certainly confronting and a little disturbing.  And very very well acted.  Kathryn Bigelow will deserve the Best Director Oscar if she wins it today.

Finally Friday

I haven’t written anything all week, mostly because I have nothing to say. I know, riveting stuff. The Cold is better but still not 100%. I don’t know what I can do to get rid of it, except maybe stop going to work. Not an entirely practical solution. On the plus side, it’s only nine weeks til our holiday so that’s something to look forward too.

Also: this is a long weekend. We are celebrating the Queen’s birthday on Monday. Makes me glad to be part of the Commonwealth once a year!

So what’s planned for this lovely long weekend? On Saturday, we are supposed to be going to a BBQ with people that the boy plays this game with. Yes, he is a complete nerd. On Sunday, we are going to have lunch with his sister and her partner, and his parents. The sister and partner are going overseas to live for at least 18 months, so this is our last chance to see them for a while. Monday we have no plans for. I do intend to sleep in and get my coffee in bed each morning, if nothing else.

I’m trying to decide if I should combine my photo blog with this one. What do you think?