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24th December is our last (partial) day at the Brisbane Street address in Launceston. We’re going to be travelling and camping until January 11th, and then heading back to WA via a two-day stop-over in Melbourne (where I’ll be popping back up on Skype/ICQ/Email). During the time, I should be intermittantly available by mobile phone. (Nb: don’t forget the three hour difference from WA!!!).
All things going well, we should be back in WA around the 22nd of January (estimate only), and back in Albany early February.
Merry Christmas to anyone who’s reading this!
Well, we’ll be bidding Albany goodbye soon, just for a little while. Sue has a job in Tasmania, teaching for a term over there, so very shortly we’ll be hooning across the Nullabor in our little yellow car, but before then, the madness of packing what we need and trying to cram it all in! If only you could zip physical objects up and then FTP them across … *sigh*
Well, today was the day I’d set for anyone who was interested in forming a Speculative Fiction Writer’s Group in Albany to meet at the Dome Cafe. One person — Tammy, who by chance had seen the notice in Angus and Robertson this very morning — turned up. So, that makes two of us to start with. I’ll persist and try and get a few more people, and assess if this idea has some promise in a few months. I really hope I (or we) can get it up and running.
It’s 2009 — many years since 2001: A Space Odyssey — and today I had my first every video call! My Dad who got a webcam for his birthday last week, called me up and we had a nice chat. Unfortunately, it was all a bit one-way as I don’t have a webcam myself!
Yesterday I investigated The Dome café in Albany, and enjoyed their Wi-Fi, a peppermint tea and a big bowl of their lovely potato wedges.
People who know me well will be amused (yet unsurprised) to learn that I absent-mindedly dipped a wedge into my peppermint tea instead of the sweet-chilli-sauce; and furthermore, I came disturbingly close to taking a sip of sweet-chilli-sauce instead of my peppermint tea!
After a catastrophic server-crash (including corrupted backups), and a holiday to Tasmania (where it would have been actually useful), I’ve finally restored this blog. Yay!