Archive | February 2013

Melbourne by night

Melbourne at night

I was walking along the Yarra River a few weeks ago taking photos of the skyline at night. It was only after I got home and looked at the photos I’d taken that I realised the moon was moving through the gaps in the clouds. I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Daily prompt: Call me, maybe

Today’s Daily Post at WordPress asks us to:

Describe your relationship with your phone. Is it your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between?

I love my iPhone and use it all the time. It’s my diary, my camera, my notebook, my lifeline to Twitter and Facebook and of course, a phone. I call it my ‘office on the go’. My phone is normally always on silent with vibration on. Until recently I had a happy relationship with my phone until one night it vibrated hundreds of times. I’m an administrator for a Facebook group. All five admins have access to a chat group and on the 1st Feb something big happened which generated a lot of chatting amongst the others. So all night the phone would vibrate each time someone commented – all 245 times. I considered putting the phone in another room but I was afraid I wouldn’t hear the alarm if I did that. I didn’t mind them chatting I just wished I could switch it off. It wasn’t until the following morning that I realised I should have turned off the vibration. Why oh why didn’t I think of that during the night. I was exhausted from being woken up so many times.

Gift card holders


I make these gift card holders for friends and relatives. I have many different designs, sizes etc and have been thinking of selling some on ebay.

Do you think there would be a market for them? They are low yield though.

Lions and tigers


I’ve often been unlucky when I visit the Melbourne Zoo in that the tigers of all varieties are resting or hiding so I don’t get to see them. I’ve worked out what days not to visit ie really hot days. This time we were lucky to see the lions as well as some of the different tiger breeds.

My favourites were the Sumatran and white tigers. Mainly because they were the ones we were able to see. I love panthers but they were hiding. The white lion just sat on the ledge at the back of his enclosure watching all of us watching him. I’d love to know what they are thinking. Lunch maybe? lol One of the two Sumatran tigers wasn’t too bothered by all of us watching him. I think he just wanted to rest. Every now and then he’d let out a big yawn, shuffle around and lay back down again.



The lions were looking for their lunch. I was a bit worried when one of them looked my way.




It’s great to see the numbers of Sumatran tigers may be on the rise again. They are such a beautiful breed.

White polar bear


This white polar bear appeared to be alone in his exhibit. Unless there was another one hiding or asleep in the cave. He roamed from side to side and took a dip in the pool. It was funny watching him contemplate getting back in the water though. He would walk right up to the waters edge and stare at it as if trying to decide if he would risk the cold water again. The picture above shows this contemplation. We thought he would eventually dive in but he didn’t. He kept walking away then coming back.