Monthly Archives: June 2012

Possum Magic

I have been hiding for the past couple of weeks due to an overload of exams and a pure “I cannot be bothered” attitude. But, nonetheless, I am back. And in the tropical location of Northern Queensland’s Mackay. Compared to the current 2 degree Celsius that is gracing Perth presently, the 23 plus degrees here allows me to spend my days wearing shorts and t-shirts. Marley is here with me and she thoroughly enjoyed the sights on the drive home from the airport.

So what have I been up to during this past week spent in Mackay? Absolutely nothing – although clever me did decide to start a 1000 (yes one THOUSAND) piece puzzle despite my lack of puzzle building since about the age of 9. I am about half way through and although completely frustrated at the artist’s need to use the same, featureless green throughout about half of the image, I am determined to finish.

Blake arrived here yesterday for a very well deserved break. On a trip down to Coles to get some ‘necessities’ (wine and Subway) we spotted the RSPCA fundraising to support local wildlife. And we met these little guys – two brush-tail possums. Some people refer to them as pests, I like to think that they are possible the cutest little things alive. Anyone else agree?

That seems to be all that is happening at the moment. I am curren!tly in love with these possums and feel that I need one. Just because.

Tomorrow we are off to see the SuperBoats in Mackay harbor. Essentially they are Formula One cars on the water. Talk about fast! Tonight is a family dinner for my little brother’s birthday – he is 20! Cannot believe it.

Off to help Blake do some study. Exciting adventures ahead.


Talk about knackered! I’m sitting in Brisbane airport waiting for my connection to Mackay and dreading the day I decide I want children – one sleepless night and I am finished. Like completely, want to fall asleep with my face in my muffin tired. But I am excited! Excited to see the olds and just have a break.
Karma worked in a mysterious way this morning (1am this morning to be exact). Plane was full to the brim. But not one person seemed to sit down next to me as the passengers boarded. I automatically assumed the worst, that I would have the worst passenger next to me – the one who steals the arm rest, insists on stretching every minute, makes various bodily noises etc. But no, next minute I see they are pulling the stairs away and locking up the doors. I scored the only two empty seats on the plane next to me boo ya!
So I curled up and had two hours of glorious, crappy sleep – instead of known.
Must make sure to keep the good karma going and do something nice for someone today (after a nap of course).

Absolute absence.

Sorry for my serious lack of presence on line these past couple of weeks – study has kind of taken over my life. Seriously. I am eating sausage rolls for breakfast and consuming protein shakes and Red Bull as though I have a product endorsement from them. For dinner tonight, I had a ham sandwich and a a carrot stick. Totally normal right?

Photo above is from my afternoon trek to uni yesterday. I went there at about 3pm after watching three movie’s. My brain went on holiday for the morning, needless to say I deserved it. Sun streaming through the buildings, clouds and trees made me think about how much I have actually grown to love this campus despite my acute avoidance of it whenever possible. 

One exam down today. Quietly confident about my performance. That is a rarity. Next one is tomorrow and again I am allowing my brain a tiny break this evening. 

Alright, best get back to it. Just thought I would say hi. 

Night xx