Monday, February 25, 2008


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


The GalPal is in hospital. She's been in for a week or so. Its quite serious but so far she's been ok.

I went in to visit her today and as I wandered in there was someone already waiting to be buzzed in. GalPal is in intensive care neuro ward. I got talking to the girl at the door for a few minutes and we got buzzed in.

As I was leaving later on, the same girl was behind me walking out. I started a conversation with her as she waited for the elevator. I asked who she was visiting and she said her grandma. But the way she it, well, it made the alarm bells go off that she wasn't ok. I asked how she was and the girl said her grandma had passed away about 15 minutes ago.

So I gave her a hug. It was an automatic reflex. This complete stranger. I don't even know her name. But we hugged like we'd known each other for years.

As we parted I said it was nice that she was there. She told me that all the family was there and I said that was even better.

Wherever this girl is tonight, my heart goes out to her. I am blessed to have all the family members and friends still here that were here this morning, that were here yesterday and the day before.

And I hope that she and her family are coping as best they can.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I almost didn't recognise myself this morning.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Nothing to do tonight.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Just my luck.

Girl meets boy. Girl likes boy. Girl tells friends she likes boy.

Boy tells girls friends he likes Girl. Friends supply boy with Girls number.

Boy calls Girl and spends hours talking to her. The next day Boy calls Girl again. Boy and Girl talk for 5 hours, with a break only so she can go watch Greys Anatomy. Boy calls during the ad breaks.

The next night Boy goes to Girls house. He ends up staying the night. For the vast majority of the time, Boy and Girl are clothed.

Its the first time Girl has ever let anyone stay the night.

The next day they leave together. Girl has to work early and Boy leaves with her.

Girl calls boy to see how he went with so little sleep. His call goes unanswered but she is unworried. She leaves him a message.

Boy calls back later that night. His ex is pregnant and it has been confirmed that its his, and he's going back to her.

Girl spends another Valentines alone.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy New Year

Chinese New Year that is!!!

Went to the parade in Sydney this year.

The Archway, into Tumbalong Park. When the parade started I was standing opposite the entry, so I got some fantastic views and great photos.
The Year of the Rat.

Love this shot!
This is how long one of the dragons was.

This guy posed for the photographer crouching in front of me. Which worked for me. After these two shot he came and stood up close so he could get a shot of the face, but my camera was too slow to catch it.

Random entertainers. Pretty costumes!

Terracotta Warriors

Stilt walkers!I love this costume.

Though this shot made me laugh. Some things are universal I guess.

And then on to the Chinese Gardens, but I can't be arsed with blogger right now to upload the pics.

Happy New Year (pt 2)

Shots from the Chinese Gardens.

Map can be seen HERE.

Door Handle.

Jade Carriage.

Over near the cafe... they're like rats with fins!!!

Dragon Wall.

Phoenix Rock.
Cafe from across the water.
Peace Boat Pavillion.

Floor and Roof of the Round Pavillion.

Dragon Rock
Moon Door.

Water Dragon.

The Gurr (clear view pavillion)

Dragon totem (carved with astrological signs.


Stone Bridge

Sleeping Boy Buddah

Statues outside tearoom.