Posted on: Monday, Nov 11, 2013

Apologies to anyone who has dropped in and found no activity and thought something was amiss avec moi. Au contraire! Just as busy as the proverbial one armed paperhanger with crabs.

The Rydges blog has had a change of strategy and that takes up most of my week. On weekends I try to get a few hours to work on developing the disability travel niche.

The renovations have kept me nicely side-tracked as well – the carpet is no more, tiles have given the house space, light and ease to get around and the bathrooms should be finished this week.

Had my sister and hubby visit for a week from Adelaide and it was lovely catching up – it has been several years since we have.

SeedlingA hectic Year 12 term for Laura with final exam block last week. She is in Cairns at present for a few days with her exchange ‘host Mom’ from Michigan. She and Cindy are out at Green Island snorkelling as I type. Then Laura is back for her Valedictory Dinner and an audition Thursday for the Victoria College of the Arts.  Her final assembly is Friday, the Toowoomba Grammar formal on Saturday and Schoolies on the Gold Coast Sunday. Laura also appeared in two terrific plays at The Empire Theatre last week/weekend. Blink and Substance were chosen as part of the Seedling project to see two young writers have their work developed and produced. Come to think of it, Laura’s the paperhanger coz she also managed to get her driving licence amid all the chaos as well as line up a job starting at a Turkish restaurant in a couple of weeks.

And young James will only get about a week home at Christmas because he has just scored a nice job with Defence working in hyperbaric engineering at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney – ties in nicely with his love of diving the Advanced Open Water PADI accreditation he got in July.

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