Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
Melrose main street
Since arriving here four days ago, I have gone from an uptight frustrated quasi iPhone user to a chilled out, happy-go-lucky bloggess.
Yes, I'm back... with gusto. Now I have this new technology under my wings, there's no stopping me - not even remote Australian country towns, or French hotels with crappy internet connections for that matter.
There's something empowering about persisting through difficult, upsetting and frustrating situations to reach a level of peace, tranquility and accomplishment.
Despite wanting to give up on several occasions I kept pushing on, albeit reluctantly. Now I am glad that I did.
Interestingly, the same thing happened yesterday whilst out on a 12.2km (7.58mi) return hike to the summit of Mt. Remarkable.
Striding alongside two gorgeous gazelles with legs up to their armpits and looking fitter than images of Bruce Lee, I felt completely out of my league. My heart just about leapt out of my mouth as we raced up the fist steep incline and I was ready to pull out. But I didn't.
I made it to the summit in one piece and returned to base within 3.5hours (2 less than the estimated time and in keeping pace with the gazelles). Though admittedly, I did not return in the same condition I left. I was distracted by a cute bunch of kids and tripped over a rock, landing flat on my boobs. Consequently I have some very sore body parts and bloody battle wounds. Ouch.
Despite all that, I am completely chuffed with myself for enduring and completing such an achievement. While my body may be aching, my soul is soaring.
Until tomorrow, persist through your challenges and rise to the top... even if you do fall over in the process.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
It's been a while since the last Saturday quiz and today we have to keep it simple. I'm still in Melrose with no internet connection other than my iPhone 4.
So without any images today's quiz relates to today's AFL (Australian Rules Football) Grand Final that ended in a draw and requires a rematch next week.
Today's question is: When was the last time this happened?
Bonus questions: Who were the two teams? And what was the final result?
As for the winner of Saturday Quiz No.8's double delight, that would be recent birthday boy Garrie AKA Top Gun Tenor. Gaz guessed correctly and has one a virtual jacuzzi which can be enjoyed in the blink of an eye anywhere anytime.
Until Monday have a grand Sunday.
Friday, 24 September 2010
Keep the wheels turning
I have absolutely no idea what I am doing right now.
I am laying on my bed in Melrose and am attempting to upload a picture AND post my blog with a new app(lication). Who'd have thought it would have taken me so long to work all this out?
If I'd have known I'm sure I would have ditched this whole idea.
All I can say that it might be possible to teach an old dog new tricks, all you have to do is make sure the wheels keep turning.
Until tomorrow, keep at it even when you're over it.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Okay so I am in Adelaide without internet connection and relying on my new iPhone 4.
While I've had lots of fun learning and immersing myself into the world of 'aps', I must admit that I am somewhat frustrated that I cannot proceed with my blog the way I have become accustomed to.
Take for example the image. I cannot upload my own photos no matter how many times I've tried. I'm sure there is a way (and would greatly appreciate any tips), however I've gone past the point of inquisition and now I'm just annoyed.
Has the novelty worn off already? Or am I so settled on my ways that I resist change? Perhaps I am a creature of habit after all.
Tomorrow we head up north to the southern Flinders Ranges where the earth is russet and the sky a blazing blue. I endeavour to master this new device so I can delight you with amazing photos. In the meantime, please bear with me as I work this thing out.
Until tomorrow, persist in learning something new for if we are not expanding - we are contracting.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I am so excited
I have FINALLY got an iPhone 4 after patiently waiting for over a fortnight.
I am now in Adelaide getting acquainted with my new toy. I feel like a seven year old on Christmas morning. Thankfully this toy already has a working battery in it.
I am doing this post entirely on my iPhone as my laptop is unable to pick up our neighbour's trusty wifi, so please excuse any wierdness in appearance.
Tomorrow we prepare to head to Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges, where I'm certain there'll be many adventures ahead.
Until tomorrow, be sure to try something new even if it takes fifty times longer than normal.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
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Sunday, 12 September 2010
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Friday, 10 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Last week I was introduced to Zuiikin' English, a Japanese television series launched in 1992.
- Spare me my life (you'd hope you'd never have to say that)
- I was robbed by 2 men (too bad if you're robbed by 3 women)
- How dare you say such a thing to me (useful)
- Leave me alone (somewhat useful)
- It's your fault that this happened (very useful)
- I can't stand the sight of you (most useful)
- You drive me crazy (imperative)
- Let's go Dutch (no comment)
- I have a bad case of diarrhea (oh dear)
- Hasta la vista, baby (what the?)
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
It appears that yesterday's post struck a chord with some of you, and for that I am delighted.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day.