Saturday, July 29, 2006


Look what my friend Connie sent me!!! I haven't seen Connie in about three years. In that time, she's been working in Zambia and in Pakistan for aid organisations and now she's back home in Canada.

Isn't it cool? I thought it was a postcard at first, but no! It turns out that it is in fact a letter! The envelope has been shaped like a cow. I was so excited when I first received it.

Even opening it at the back was exciting! I had this rip thing I needed to pull to get at it.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Just a quiet day

It was a quiet day, so I went and played catch with Angus. It was good, though I had to go and ice down my catching hand after we had finished. It is very disturbing how quickly you can become rusty. My throws were off and my glove work was poor to say the least.

We had dinner at his place and then we went to visit Todd at his work where we had a quiet beer to end the night.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Flying down the slopes

I went up to Thredbo for a few days to visit my old friend Bryce. It had been over 9 months since I had last seen Bryce, so I thought it was time to pay him a visit. The trip also gave me a chance to improve my terrible skiing skills.

I love going up to Thredbo! It's so picturesque up there and the air is so crisp.

I managed to improve my skiing significantly. I am now finally up to the task of tackling intermediate runs.... even if it is at a very slow pace.

It's always very intimidating being on the snow with Bryce... even if it isn't on skis! He's a 20 point skier, and my last memory of being on skis and on the mountain with him involved me struggling to keep up while he skied backwards and attacked me with his stocks.

This trip was also the first time in over a year that I drank coffee (I normally stay away from it). I felt an almighty rush as the coffee kicked in almost immediately. Apparently the cafe we drank at ("42") serves some of the best coffee in Australia.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A quiet lunch.

I went and had lunch with David, Angus and Todd the other day. We went to this bakery/cafe in Kingston called "Silo".

I like this cafe. The food is good (if not a bit pricey) and the service is excellent. It has a nice atmosphere too. Relaxed and a little bit uppity.