Thursday, May 28, 2009

Breakfast meeting at the Adelaide Zoo for ALIA Specials SA

At the invitation of Philip Keane, I joined the ALIA Special SA Group for a breakfast meeting at the new library at the Zoo,
Philip Keane and Dagmar Cookes
Zoo Library
It was good to chat to librarians and new and old Zoo Directors ( Chris West with Ed McCallister)
New and old directors of the Adelaide Zoo
Lots of excitement building at the Zoo as they prepare for the Pandas to arrive
Coming soon...
I then took the oppotunity to take a walk around the Zoo with a volunteer guide after the meeting
Wombat Sculpture

SA History week talks for Law Librarians

I accompanied Barbara to her talk to the Australian Law Librarians Group.
Barbara gave an excellent presentation on the history of law librarianship in South Australia.
She was proceeded by a fascinating talk by Master Lunn on the life of Justice Jeffcott in the colonial era.
Australian Law Librarians Group SA
Judge Lunn and Peter Ivkovic.
Judge Lunn and Peter Ivkovic

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mothers Day at Ironbank

With her family I visited Barbara's mother on Mother's Day at Iron Bank

Valda on Mothers Day

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"Triple J" Dinner in Darwin

Last Monday evening,in what was to be my last night in Darwin for a while, Hugh and I entertained three friends for dinner who by coincidence all have first names starting with "J".
stephen and hughie
They were Jayshree, James and Jeannette. I served one of my regular dinner offerings of Chicken Wellingtons and we enjoyed the "Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2006" given to me by the staff of the Health Library at Royal Darwin Hospital as a parting gift
Stephen with Henscke red
jayshree and stephen
Some hours later I flew out of Darwin for a few weeks at 2:20 am
Ps Thanks Jayshree for the images you shot and sent.

Monday, May 04, 2009

My last Mindil for a while

After the trip bush to the Daly, James and I took a quick walk around Mindil Market
 Mindil Sunset
Benny @ Mindil
emDee Mindil
Living statue  Mindil
After this it was off to Jeanettes for a pleasant al freco meal

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Trip to Daly River

A good long trip with James in his newly acquired Toyota Prado to the Daly River which is located 224 km south of Darwin, with a slight detour on the way home through Batchelor and Litchfield, then a dinner with James and Jeanette at her flat.
Daly River
James Duncan with his Prado

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Seabreeze Day 2009

Seabreeze Day 2009
Saturday May 2nd was to quote the publicity, 'feast of music and visual arts, spread along 1 kilometre of foreshore from the Nightcliff Jetty to Chapman Road."
There was entertainment, funfair activities, stalls, exhibitions and displays free for the whole family.
This annual event is all about "community participation" All that was true as there were so many families siiting on the lawns and enjoying the afternnon and evening
Bubble blower
I joined Jeanette and her teacher friends and enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells, food and drink. I saw lots of people I knew including Anne Wilson and partner Alan and I think much of Darwin's population was enjoying the tropical evening to celebrate the Dry.
Alan, Anne and Jeanette
I saw fellow Flickr photographer Donna(aka "GeoWombats") "shooting" her baby.
Crowd at Nightcliff Seabreeze Day
The crowd loved these Nightcliff Primary kids who gave a good performance
NightCliff Junior Primary songsters
NightCliff Junior Primary songsters
NightCliff Junior Primary songsters
At NightClif Seabreezes Festival
Belly Dancers
Essington School Orchestra
Martin Jarvis
The girls:
Sarah, Robyn and Jeanette