Monday, February 23, 2009

Working progress

or should that be 'work in progress'....

The boss is applying for his job again, cos he has to. Silly rules. I like this boss. Why do he and I have to have this 'maybe' hanging over us? Sure his 'maybe' is way worse, but still, if he doesn't get the job and someone I can't work with does....


Jumping the gun and applying for a few different things now, while I've time and the drive.

Anybody need a PA?

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Tis lovely to have a nice new home, built to our specifications, even if some of our wanted specs were missed out, due to our tightened budget. But we have walls painted the colour we liked and flooring done with the type of flooring we liked, kitchen cupboards in the colour and style we fancied and even a nice big shower that suited us better then the regular square sized one you get on the plan.

Did I mention walls painted the colour we liked?

Apparently Miss K wasn't impressed and thought one wall would look much nicer with red and blue crayon swirls on it. Much to her chagrin, the ensuing shouts were not of glee at her handiwork.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our community

Our Community has packaged up in one place all the various ways people can help out and give to people affected by the Victorian bushfires through our Giving Centre - which is proudly supported by our alliance partner Westpac Bank.

The page describes where to:

  • Donate Money (Online, at Banks & Australia Post Offices);
  • Donate Time;
  • Donate Blood;
  • Donate Clothes or Furniture;
  • Donate Blankets;
  • Help Animals;
  • and more.

The page is at

This is a one-stop-shop to help out individuals and workplaces who want to contribute to the emergency and recovery efforts. Please feel free to place the link on your own websites etc and spread the word. If you would like an image for your own page you can find some downloadable images here:

Best regards,

The Our Community Team

Bushfire Emergency Appeals

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Victoria, yesterday

Such horrific scenes on the telly news last night. Thankful that for us it was just on the telly and not in our own backyard.

For those of us lucky enough to still have our house, belongings and family surrounding us, I encourage you to do what you can for those without the same. A good start is the abc site. Leave a comment with what you can help the unfortunate with.

Reading some of the comments, I realise it's not only shelter, it's also small things like toys for kids. I've offered out kids clothing, as my lucky twins clothing drawers are overflowing. If I can give someone some clothing, I'll make sure some toys are included in that package.

If you know of other links where we can contact those in need for donations, please feel free to leave a comment with a link or details and even add this to your own blog.