Tuesday, 19 July 2011


The days have been full, not much time to think of posting to my neglected blog. M16 is into his third week of school holidays and F20 is on Uni holidays which seem to go for ever! We have done some shopping, I visited the great Eugene von Geurard exhibition at the NGV's Ian Potter gallery with Philippa, M16 went to two careers events, a junior orienteers training camp and worked on his Yr 10 personal project, while F20 went to the Southern Uni Games in Geelong (where her hockey team picked up the silver medal) and then on a trip to the snow.

I also went on the orienteering camp, which was in and around Beechworth VIC, as one of the "responsible adults" ... and it was quite fun and very worthwhile. It was a  joint camp with the NSW kids and the coaches provided lots of valuable information and set good courses. While the kids from the two states didn't mix much, the Victorians got to know each other much better ahead of the Aust. Champs for which many of them will qualify and attend.

There was a lot of running on granite terrain as that is the sort which will feature at the Aust. Champs. Even the sprint or short distance is in the bush on granite  so I reckon I might save my entry fee on that one, as speed over rocky ground is not one of my virtues.

Not much sewing has been done unless mending counts! I have managed to add a hanging sleeve to my entry for the Quilt Showcase at the Craft and Quilt Fair, however.

I've also attended my Census Officer training and reviewed my area of approx. 440 dwellings and prepared my materials ... writing the ID number on 900 forms and envelopes! Census Day is Tuesday 9 August and we start delivering forms and eCensus password envelopes on 29 July. I'd encourage everyone to do it online, much quicker and easier!

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