Welcome to a beautiful blue winters day that has been quite warm during the day but now the sun is setting the night chill is settling on the air. Although there is nothing I like more than heat I do enjoy a winter’s night spent cocooned in cosiness in the lounge room. It is the only room in the house that we heat and so in winter I spend a lot of my evenings there instead of in the office. As a result, you’ve probably guessed I don’t spend as much time in the evening on the computer.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that not only do I spend less time at the computer in the evening, in the morning it is not light until after 7am and it is too cold to get out of bed willingly even if I were awake. As a consequence I have lost my 4am to 7am time that I did a large amount of my work. Not only that but we have decided the time has come for us to move and downsize. Roger has been waiting until my studies were completed but now we are trying to make use of the lull before my thesis is returned to get the house in order to put it on the market. We hope to do this by the end August beginning of September. That takes care of the days so that explains why I am not around as much as I had thought I would be now that I theoretically was going to have time on my hands.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we had our general election for our Federal Parliament yesterday. The result remains unknown but there is no doubt that there was a definite protest vote against our current team. Counting does not resume until Tuesday so there is going to be a delay before knowing the result as it is far too close to call. I have to admit I love these upheavals like Brexit and our election. Things happen when the extraordinary happens and contrary to what the media would have you believe — the world as we know it is not going to end. Mind you I am hoping that the result in the United States later this year does not go in one direction. Mostly I think that once in power there is little that a party/ prime Minister/ President can do to rock the boat but in the case of one of the US candidates I am not too sure.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you thatI am excited because on Tuesday my brother arrives from Switzerland for a three week visit. He won’t be with us all that time as he is planning to take the boys to Fraser Island and one of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. It will be so much fun to have my brother and his boys visit and they are easy guests to have stay.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that today a new Times Past prompt went up today on the theme of Toys I still have or wish I still had from my childhood. Already there has been a wonderful response from Deborah whose parents gave her toys that would make her proud of her heritage.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that Muffin has gained her level 1 certificate in dog training. We were lucky on Wednesday night to get an individual lesson as the head trainer was putting a new trainer through her hoops and Muffin was the guinea pig. She did really well and really benefited from that personalised attention. She is becoming very response to my commands and mostly can drag herself away from play to obey.