Saturday, February 21, 2009

Eerie sunset light

This was the colour of the sky at dusk, quite eerie..
Sunset Nakara

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Busy birthday

I enjoyed some early morning phone calls and text messages from around the country
Gill and Vanessa
Andrew and Despina
Morning tea with my colleagues.. too much cake...
USAAF band
and then a quick look and listen at the USA Airforce Band playing in the main foyer of Royal Darwin Hospital
Then after work drinks with ALIA colleagues at the Darwin Airport Resort, then a meal with friends at Marrara.
Stephen and Emma
Emma, Johnno and Suzy
Moira and Warren
Jayshree and Stephen

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mild mannered librarian

Ruby snapped this shot of me today

Mild mannered Reference Librarian

Monsoon rains

Fun getting to work these morning.
The monsoon rain seems to hit each morning just before 8am as I head to work in the morning.
The garden looks good, but I have to dump water from the pool each day as it gets too full.
Rain is filling the pool
Garden at Nakara

Friday, February 13, 2009

Old friends old photograph

Sue Milne sent me this image of herself with Philip Keane and myself, taken when we worked together at Adelaide TAFE in 1985

Sue Milne Philip Keane Stephen Barnett 1985

Monday, February 09, 2009

Monday was duck feeding

On the way back to the airport we dropped into a mutual colleague's house
at Oakden and had fun feeding the ducks on the estate.
Duck pond at Oakden
Duck feeding at Oakden
Ducks at Oakden
Duck drying at Oakden

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Chloe's 3rd Birthday Party

Early on Sunday morning a Bouncy Castle arrived and was set up in the backyard of Barbara's house.
Bouncy Castle
Bouncy Castle
Another former colleague,Sue Milne was there with her boys.
Sue Milne
Dan Moriarty
I escaped the face painting, mainly done by Bec and also Katie who painted Bec
Jungle lounge
Joanne Walkom
Face painting session Katie paints Bec
Valda and Bec
Ladies  laughing
Pass the parcel
Pinata bashing
Birthday cake
Chloe blows out her candles

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Day on the Green Simply Red Concert

Busy weekend! I flew down to Adelaide at 1:40am and Barbara and her children picked me up at 7am and we went to the Central Market. We met within minutes our old CDU colleague Peta Kruse and had our breakfast with her. Later in the day, an early birthday treat was a trip to the Day on the Green "Simply Red Concert" at the Peter Lehmann Winery at Tanunda in the Barossa Valley.
Whilst we took our own food it was nice to be offered food by other familes who we chatted with.
Dragon and also Kate Cebrano were very good support acts.
Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Picnic at day on the Green
Kate Cebrano,Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Mick Hucknall,Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Mick Hucknall,Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Mick Hucknall,Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert
Mick Hucknall, Day on the Green, Simply Red Concert