Saturday, February 28, 2009

Getting frogged in Katherine

Hi Pa,

Thanks for your phone call the other day.  I'm sorry to hear the sad news about Aunty Marg, I'm sure she is as peace now.

I'm feeling a lot better this weekend, I even had enough energy to walk to the shops and back today.

Anyway, I've been taking lots of photos with the camera I got from Imo, Ned and Ben for Christmas, and I wanted to share some unexpected froggy guests that have been visiting the Taj.

I found this one swimming around quite happily in our pool.  I felt obliged to fish him out, however, as there is no way for him to hop out, and he would have been sucked into the pool filter ere long.

This little tacker hopped in our front door.  My housemate and I thought that it could have been a baby cane toad because of the stripe on it's back, but on closer inspection of it's bulgy eyes (cane toads have a ridge over their eyes) we discovered it was a cute froggy after all.

I hope you and Nana had a good time for Nana's Birthday last weekend.  I hope to talk to you soon.

Love to you and Nana and the family,

x Hooch.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Legend 1

Legend 1

There was a young fella called Ned
jumped onto his bike
from his bed.
He took a nose dive
into a beehive
and 'like the dickens', he fled

His mates he did call
to retrieve bike and all,
their journey was not at an end.
And off and away
that very same day
'round Tassie their travels did wend.

When they stopped for a bresk
they found in their wake
this tale had already been told.
This biker called Ned
who from bees had fled
was becoming a legend of old


Thursday, February 05, 2009

So... I had an inkling that something was afoot!

Yesterday, on my lunch break, I got my first tattoo.

I've spent many years wanting one, but never had enough meaning behind the want to justify sticking it on myself. I didn't want to resent it in later life.

About a month ago, I had the "back at work blues", and spent some time thinking about what was wrong, why I was feeling a bit average... perhaps even a bit below. I had some "emergency" time off work to figure out what's important - why I felt down.

After a lot of pondering, I decided I needed a balance.. a positive balance within myself. My engineering side (Dad) and artist side (Mum) decided to be friends - and together they came up with a design incorporating balance (yinyang), and positivity (a plus).
A friend has told me it looks like a cross and a tear drop which gave me a bit of a giggle. I can see it too :) but it's not my meaning. I find it curious and fascinating how different people interpret different things differently. I guess it depends on how their balance is fairing.

Anyway, It's a reminder for myself - for me to look at. It's on the inside of my left wrist, and so far, the longer it's on me the more I like it. It makes me feel elated - more so than I had imagined. Perhaps this is because I know it's right?

Who knows - it's awesome!