Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday afternoon

Hugh looked fit as I headed off to have a meal at the Mindil Beach market with Jeanette.
We chatted to this biker, who despite the evil scarf was an ok guy.

My new library and a new role

Recently I started a new role as the Reference Services Librarian with the Department of Health and Families, based at the Royal Darwin Hospital.
It’s a great team and I look forward to the different challenges of working in a special library, very different from those of academic and public libraries.
Health Library Building 4 RDH
The library is in a garden setting near the Menzies School of Health Research, and the Centre for Disease Control (NT) and other facilities incuding the Northern Territory Clinical School in association with The Flinders University School Of Medicine.
Building 4 RDH
Ruby at the desk
Its also a short scooter ride from home!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Family Barnett of Brayville South Australia 1964

Having lost some images recently when a hard disk drive failed I am putting this one for safety's sake on the Internet!
The kids and dad
Not sure where Mum was and I was the photographer. I guess it was taken by me with my Agfa Rapid format camera in about 1964 or 1965 .
Brother Chris is with our father who died in 1966.
Ann is sitting along side Michael then Anthony

Christopher Barnett my brother

I was searching through some old paperwork and photographs today and found this torn photo of my brother Chris. Chris still lives in France, he has been a French citizen for many years now. He is poor health and it was nice to find him looking happy and well perhaps nearly 40 years ago! He has been writing poetry and plays throughout the world ever since he left school. See this discussion of one of his plays which "Selling Ourselves for Dinner" which was commissioned for the Adelaide Festival in 1982
Christopher Barnett my brother
I scanned a couple of things last night. This article comes from " A Book to Write Poems By" published as a school text by Rory Harris and Peter McFarlane in 1983. Peter wrote about Chris working at his school:
chris quote sharp
The next is one of my favourite poems by Chris, which was also published in the same text:
Flowers for my father Lost

Saturday morning at the Darwin Sailing Club

I took a brief visit on Saturday morning to the Darwin Sailing Club, at glorious Fannie Bay.

IMG_8235Fannie Bay, Darwin
Fannie Bay, Darwin

Friday, July 25, 2008

Birthday barbecue at Jayshree and Peters

Tonight Hugh and I spent a very pleasant evening at a barbecue at Peter and Jayshree’s home to celebrate Jayshree’s birthday. Julie joined us as well.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mindil Beach Sunset

I escorted Jo-Anne to Mindil Market to enjoy some red wine, food and the sunset with thousands of others.
Mindil Beach Sunset watchers
Mindil Beach Sunset
Mindil Beach Sunset with helicopter

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Adelaide visitor

An 'old" colleague from South Australian TAFE dropped into my office today. I worked with Jo-Anne Rivers many years ago. She is in Darwin to do some training for the Health Library for ExLibris a library technology company. I invited her to have dinner with me at the Darwin Sailing Club and a pleasant evening was had.
Jo-Anne and Stephen
Darwin Sailing Club Sunset
Darwin Sailing Club Sunset
She had fun texting a friend in Adelaide describing her balmy location!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mindil Market Sunday

I enjoy a meal on Sunday at Mindil Market. Hugh and I usually have a run on our scooters. I also chat to Lenore, the lovely Juice lady where its really fresh juice,
Fresh Juice
and I also get a bite to eat from a huge variety of choices. It seemed to be a bit quieter tonight although the "Drumming Monkey" show had the children really jumping
"Drumming Monkies"
Drumming Monkies @ Mindil Beach Market

Friday, July 18, 2008

ALIA Top End Garden Party

The Chinese Gardens at Charles Darwin University were the setting tonight for another successful ALIA Top End Garden Pary. Members of the library profession from most sectors enjoyed the lovely ambience of the gardens and as in previous years chatted on into the dark. A big thank you as the Convenor of ALIA Top End to my colleagues especially Marg,Bernie,Jessie,Suzanne for doing the organising. It was a great success and I should have said so on the night!
Chinese Gardens at Charles Darwin University
Chinese Gardens at Charles Darwin University
Chinese Gardens at Charles Darwin University
Kaye , Isabelle and Maryanne
Karen, Claire and Peter
Alison Stephen
Interstate vistors included Damien from the ALIA Board and his partner Justine.
Justine and Damien
Emma and parents
Peter and Jayshree

Thursday, July 17, 2008

ALIA Top End meets at Northern Territory Library for NAC

A group of us met at NTL to meet Damien from the ALIA Board as part of the National Advisory Congress Regional meetings
ALIA NAC at NTL Darwin
ALIA NAC at NTL Darwin

Then some of us moved down to the Mindil Beach markets to wine and dine and chat.
Jayshree and Peter
Damien and Justine

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trip to Adelaide

Barbara picked me up early on Saturday morning at Adelaide Airport and on the way to her home we dropped in on Karen and then Gumeracha where we showed Chloe the delights of the Big Rocking Horse complex.
Big Rocking Horse Gumeracha
Emu breakfast
Peacocks at Gumeracha
Big and little Rocking Horse Gumeracha