Archive | November, 2013

Walk around Lakelands Park, November 30th, 2013

30 Nov
These things grow in the bush on the way to the park/

These things grow in the bush on the way to the park/

The rain had stopped and I ventured into the park rather early in the morning.

The rain had stopped and I ventured into the park rather early in the morning.

I passed this bench. Last week a screwdriver was found on top of this bench.

I passed this bench. Last week a screwdriver was found on top of this bench.

I kept going further along this footpath.

I kept going further along this footpath.

This is part of a bridge across a creek.

This is part of a bridge across a creek.

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These trees are near that bridge. One tree looks like it must have burned a bit fairly recently.

These trees are near that bridge. One tree looks like it must have burned a bit fairly recently.

I ventured back towards the other side of the park.

I ventured back towards the other side of the park.

I could see the playground from a distance.

I could see the playground from a distance.

Walking back on this side of the park I soon was back where I started from. Luckily the grass wasn't too wet anymore.

Walking back on this side of the park I soon was back where I started from.
Luckily the grass wasn’t too wet anymore.

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This walk was great for me. I feel so much better now after my Carpal Tunnel Release operation. Tomorrow we celebrate the first of Advent. We set up already our ‘Adventskranz’ with one candle. I can’t believe how quickly the year has passed. Wasn’t it only yesterday when I took another picture for advent?

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This afternoon, when Peter came home from doing a bit of shopping, he lighted the candle and I made some plunger coffee. Then we enjoyed a quiet coffee break. We haven’t played any Christmas carols yet. But we should really be looking for some beautiful Christmas music soon. Ah, I think Peter got the message. He’s just downloading ‘Little Drummer Boy’. It takes a long time.The speed must be very low at this time of the day. We already had ‘Abendbrot’. At 7.30 I am going to watch ‘PARADISE’ on ABC TV.

All the Characters in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

26 Nov

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Here is the link to all the characters in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Essie Davis in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

26 Nov

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MISS PHRYNE FISHER
by Essie Davis
Essie says:
“Phryne is this magnificent, witty, vibrant, crazy, reckless kind of super hero who is a great champion for women’s rights and people in less fortunate situations. She really looks after women, but she loves men…she’s a lover and a fighter.” Our glamorous lady detective, The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, sashays through the back laneways of 1928 Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of lovers in her wake, our very modern heroine makes sure she is always the centre of attention and relishes every one of life’s moments.

In her former life, however, Phryne lived on the streets in Collingwood, scrounging for food with her sister Janey and avoiding the heavy hand of her drunken father. When Janey was abducted on a trip to the circus, Phryne was left devastated.

After World War 1 erased much of her family’s lineage, the dirt-poor Fishers of Collingwood suddenly found themselves in a lofty estate in the English countryside, with Phryne’s parents elevated to the titles of lord and lady. After a few years at a stuffy boarding school, Phryne decided there was more to life than finishing school manners and high teas, and fled to join an all-women ambulance brigade attached to the French Army.

Though she is living a life of luxury come 1928, Phryne will never forget where she came from – or rest until she solves the mystery of her sister’s disappearance. It is her past that informs her sense of social justice and creates equality within her household.

ESSIE DAVIS
Essie Davis has become one of Australia’s most respected and acclaimed film, theatre and television actors since graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Essie’s film credits include Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Code 46, Charlotte’s Web, Isolation, Australia, The Wedding Party and South Solitary, which earned her a Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Supporting Actress.

Essie has starred in numerous television series and miniseries including Sweeney Todd for the BBC, The Silence, After the Deluge, which earned her an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Halifax f.p: The Spider and the Fly for which she was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Performance by an Actress.

2011 was a busy year for Essie. She appeared in two of the most acclaimed programs on Australian television – the highly regarded miniseries Cloudstreet, and ABC1’s The Slap. She was also seen in the feature film Burning Man opposite Matthew Goode and Rachel Griffiths.

Over the years, Essie has also gained critical acclaim for her theatre roles. Her performance as Stella in the National Theatre (London) production of A Streetcar Named Desire earned Essie a prestigious Olivier Award and, in 2004, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Dottie in the Broadway run of the National Theatre (London) production of Jumpers. For the Sydney Theatre Company she has starred in Tot Mom and The School for Scandal, which earned her a Helpmann Award nomination, and her performance in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for the Melbourne Theatre Company saw her nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Female Performer

A Bedtime Story for Boys and Girls

26 Nov

I liked this story so much that I reblog it. I hope my great-grandchildren can read it one day.

Welcome To Aussie Emus World

This story I posted a few years back is about a cactus plant I bought.

Now I will repost it with the story behind the story, I went to a garage sale hunting for treasures and ended up buying a little cactus plant for a dollar, well the cactus did nothing, just sat in its pot doing cactus stuff, then I noticed that each year it actually did blossom and produce a beautiful flower, the flower only lasts one day and the cactus goes back to be a boring ugly cactus.

Well I have grown to like the cactus and again today it blooms,so I give you the story of my little cactus

A bedtime story for boys and girls

Once upon a time a long long time ago

in a faraway land called Australia lived Uncle Emu

Now Uncle Emu was very very sad because he was lonely

so…

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AFTER THE OP

25 Nov

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This picture was taken on Thursday, 21st November 2013, the day after my operation. We were out for ninety minutes. When we arrived back home we soon noticed that our place had been burgled.RIMG0629

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On that Thursday we had had breakfast with Caroline and Matthew in our backyard. Little did we know on that beautiful morning that we would be burgled on the same day while we were out for lunch!

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SUPER STORM

23 Nov

SUPER STORM

How a Super Storm affects a tiny island!

Children swept away into the sea never to be seen again.

I’ve had my OP and am recovering. More about it later.

I thank all of you for your good wishes.

Cheerio, Auntyuta 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Outing

20 Nov

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Yesterday Peter and I went with Caroline and Matthew for an outing to the ocean. It was a warm sunny day after many days of rain. The coastal bush landscape was still rather wet. Nonetheless we ventured for a walk along a path that was in some places rather muddy.

Early yesterday morning I received a phone-call from the hospital. I was asked, would I like to come in for my medical procedure on Wednesday, 20th November, which actually  had been  the original date I had been given and which had been postponed to the 4th of December. Now I had all of a sudden the chance to have my original date back and have everything  behind me somewhat earlier.  I gratefully accepted the renewed change in dates.

They want me to be at the hospital by 12,30. I was told that today I had to fast from 6 am on. This is why I made sure I was up early. I had already my cup of tea with honey and I ate a banana. I did not feel like eating any toast as had been suggested. I hope they don’t mind I ate a banana instead. I also had my two painkilling tablets. I was allowed to have them before 6 am. Now I have plenty of time to get ready for the drive to the hospital.