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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 11:11 am
For fun and happiness and dancing.
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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 08:06 am
Day 1: Perth to Balladonia (947km)
  • 6:20am - Leave [personal profile] transcendancing’s house with fully laden car (Tetris achievement unlocked!)
  • Meckering, buy petrol
  • Southern Cross, buy petrol
  • 12:30pm – Lunch at Coolgardie (decide to skip the Kargoorlie pit detour)
  • Coolgardie, buy petrol
  • Norseman (lakes were most lovey) buy postcards
  • 5:15pm – Arrive Balladonia, buy petrol, eat food, write postcards, shower, sleep
Lakes after Norseman

Day 2: Balladonia to Ceduna (983km)
  • 6:30 am – Leave Balladonia
  • See eagles feasting on dead roo, take photographs of eagles, but not roo.
  • [personal profile] transcendancing pulled over for speeding by very, very nice police. Woe
  • Cocklebiddy, buy petrol, take photos, buy stuffed squid, name squid ‘Cockle’
  • Wave at Madura, think about tea, identify [personal profile] transcendancing is ill
  • Mundrabilla, buy petrol
  • Wave at Eucla, drive up non-flat bit to great excitement
  • Cross Western Australia – South Australia Border (wave)
  • Stop at Great Australian Bight to stare, take photos
  • Nullabor Roadhouse – definitely not Narnia
  • 8:15pm Arrive Ceduna, order food, eat, walk, bathe, sleep
Cocklebiddy

Day 3: Ceduna to Adelaide (634 km)

6:30am – Leave Ceduna, admire sunrise
  • Poochera, buy petrol, take photo of dinosaur ant, chat to lovely store owner, do not make ‘screwed the poochera’ jokes *gives [personal profile] prk a filthy look*
  • Wudinna, buy petrol
  • 11:00 am Cowell, admire ‘crap’ art show in public toilets, no seriously, art show
  • 12:00 pm Ferry from Luck Bay to Wallaroo (2 hours not driving was good)
  • 2:00 pm – Wallaroo, locate hospital, medicate [personal profile] transcendancing’s throat infection
  • Arrive Adelaide, arrive Juliette and Damian's, soak up warm hospitality and peach cobbler, discuss pterodactyls
Dinosaur ant Poochera
Day 4: Adelaide to Melbourne (728km)
  • 6:30am – Leave Adelaide and drive up into hills (sunrise thankfully blocked by hills)
  • Murray Bridge, buy petrol
  • Kaniva, sleep in Windmill café for 30 mins - v. good idea (staff were fabulous)
  • Wave at Stawell, discover it is pronounced ‘stall’
  • Ararat, buy petrol
  • 4:30pm - Arrive Melbourne, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
  • Union Hotel, Brunswick, eat food, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
Day 4 - Kaniva Windmill Cafe
Day 5: Melbourne to Perth
  • Sleep in, drink tea, cuddle [personal profile] littleboot
  • Arrive at cafe, hug [personal profile] hope, [personal profile] skud, [personal profile] japester and [personal profile] littleboot (just in case), eat all the food
  • Drive to airport, fly home, cuddle everyone, laundry, food, shower, sleep
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 08:25 am
We did a glow in the dark themed party with glow in the dark body paint and UV lights strung up in the house and near the inflatable pool. I had a lot of fun giving people temporary tattoos and letting [personal profile] fred_mouse's youngest draw all over me. There were a lot of mustaches  which I don't entirely understand but are clearly important.

[personal profile] artisanat kindly gave me permission to use his photos from the night so here's a lovely one of people wearing glowstick art in front of the stargate.

New Years Eve
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, December 13th, 2012 11:30 am
My beloved [personal profile] transcendancing is moving across the country, her stuff and her car are going too so we are making a road trip of it in late January.

If you want a postcard from somewhere on the way now is the time give me a postal address!

Roadtrip route
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 10:04 am
The long rambly illustrated holiday notes.

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samvara: Photo of Sharon Monplaisir, olympic fencer posing in flowing red silk with a foil (Bring It)
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 09:42 pm
Gone to Bali, back on the 9th. Will try to be out of contact, past history suggests lack of wifi is critical.
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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 10:43 am
A day of contemplation, remember the good and the bad and look to making it better.

Happy Invasion Day 2010 from Fear of a Brown Planet on Vimeo.


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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Friday, December 4th, 2009 11:02 am
Room service towel art. Yes, those are my sunnies.

Room service towel art

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway paused due to technical difficulties, the view is magnificent. We played 'what language is that?' as they cycled through the emergency messages. All references to any decisions to sacrifice and eat Jazzie in the event of an emergency are deluded fantasies.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 10:54 am
Twisty plants at Arlie beach, I love the symmetry. Land of people in bikinis, really good mango smoothies and pretty, pretty skirts.

Airlie Beach
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 07:24 pm
Sunset from the deck as we sail out of Sydney.

Cruise departing
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 03:46 pm
  • MBA paperwork, enrolled in my first class, activated my (sadly underdeveloped) student email address, applied for govt. employee student fee discount
  • Work paperwork, applied for multiple jobs, put through paperwork for pay increment (fear of student fees), applied for firewall exemption for Gmail on account of being a special snowflake
  • Life paperwork, done by [personal profile] mr_booboo for me, have plane tickets!
  • TV: still watching S2 Leverage, how I enjoy you
  • Musicals: watched Dr. Horrible The Commentary The Musical (hee) and Rent (I might have teared up a bit)
  • House of B&D: bought and installed a large magnetic whiteboard so [personal profile] maharetr and I can plan our lives and leave silly notes (and buy attractive magnets)
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 07:33 pm
My mother delivered a bouquet of 'congratulations on running a convention!' flowers today along with a card from my brothers and father declaring their belief I am the bees' knees and and ant's pants. They patiently listened to me rabbit on about what I was up to, utterly failed to agree to come to Swancon and have demonstrated great powers of awesome.

Things I wanted for Swancon 2009:
  1. A strong Anime presence in the programme
  2. Support for parents (thank you so much to Kylie, Kate and everyone who contributed to making this a success)
  3. Gynaecon panels in the formal programme
  4. Media related panel items to partially compensate for killing the AV stream
  5. More involvement for gamers
  6. More opportunities for cosplayers
  7. Hosted lunches / breakfasts
  8. Workshops / interactive panels
  9. Women on panels (49%)
Did I get them? Yes.

*packs for Sydney*
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 01:00 pm
I'm planning on being in Sydney to meet [livejournal.com profile] astolat during the Supernatural Con week - might even turn up for Saturday - are there people in the area interested in catching up?
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (paddling)
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 06:51 pm
Have kayaked over, snorkeled on, hiked near and dived in the Ningaloo Marine Park. I have seen birds, mammals, fish, rocks, water and one marsupial.

Am very, very happy, somewhat more tanned and a trifle weathered.1

Will update with spammy pictures and details in due course.

1and salty.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Nemo)
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 10:46 pm
There's a massive pier off the North West point at Exmouth that has a lot of coral growing on it and a corresponding huge fish population. I managed to organise a dive despite minor problems like not having my dive log with me1 and the only Navy Pier Dive being at 8am on a day we had planned some serious paddling.

samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Hiking)
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006 10:44 pm
Back to Exmouth as we needed some basic supplies like fresh vegetables and water and had various wonderful plans to do with internet access, more Anzac biscuits and [gasp] the possibility of showers.

samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (paddling)
Monday, June 26th, 2006 10:42 pm
We returned to South Mandu to find the tide quite different and our lovely launching spot turned into largish waves crashing on a rocky shore.

samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Sunday, June 25th, 2006 10:41 pm
Our first point-to-point paddle. It was a little more exciting getting into the water at Osprey Bay as the tide was up and it was a bit splashy so we launched in all happiness and paddled North admiring the turtle heads popping up and the sheer fabulousness of finally being out on the water.

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