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Claire
06 August 2009 @ 08:43 pm

I think I've probably mentioned my co-irker to you all at one stage or another. Today we had another funny moment happen with her. We're thinking of subscribing to a thing called e-library which is a database of newspaper articles, magazine articles, pictures, audio and that sort of stuff. If we got it, it would pretty much mean that students could go on there to look up issues or information, rather than using the newspapers which take up a lot of time and space. When this was showed to myself and my co-irker today she mentioned how great it would be but we'd be encouraging the kids to use the computers and not books. She said 'the way I see it, it's like the idea of giving the pill to my daughter. On one hand she's safe but on the other hand I'm encouraging her to have sex'. Yes, I can definitely see the relation. Using the computer is definitely just like teenage sex. WTF?!

 
 
Claire
04 August 2009 @ 06:50 pm

Just because I don't have enough blogs (lol) I've decided to start up another one based on my love of reading. I know I already have a blog for work (which you can find here) but that's based mainly on books we have in our Library as well as news and information geared towards High School students. So this new blog that I've started up is called The Reader's Nook and will cover all of my reading, including both young adult and adult fiction. I've gotten my inspiration from similar blogs like The Story Siren and Windowpane Memoirs, so hopefully mine will end up just as successful as them. The blog will include book reviews, news, my wish lists and new books, new release books and hopefully, in the future, competitions.
 

 
 
Claire
31 May 2009 @ 04:26 pm

An entry in melbournemaniac put me in the mood to post these. It's so hard to get good photos of Lucy (my dog) because she never looks at the camera, she always turns her back or goes all silly rolling around. Here are a few pics anyway.



With my sister's dog Marley (she's a bit bigger and older now)


Am I close enough?


Enjoying the new bed I bought her in Bright


Playing with the purse the lady I bought the bed off gave me. Now she's a real lady lol


These are my sister's dogs. Couldn't help but post some pics of them too.

This is Dusty as a pup. She's a couple of years old now so a lot bigger. Just as cute and naughty though lol I've got plenty of recent photos of her, but they're all on my phone.
 

Dusty's older sister, Maggie. She loves her hugs and tennis balls. Although she's developed a strange habit of eating dirt lately. :S 


And finally this is my other sister's dog, Mali. I think this was taken a while ago, so she's grown up a bit since then (physically not mentally hehe) Nah, she's adorable and so loving.

 
 
Claire
12 April 2009 @ 04:50 pm
 
 
Claire
09 April 2009 @ 11:15 am
My sister's wedding was last week. After a week of miserable weather, the sun was out and it turned out to be a beautiful day! They got married on a property called Cammeray Waters just out of Woodend, which was lovely. The ceremony was in a gazebo overlooking a lake and then later on we all went into the marquee nearby and partied the night away! I've put some photos behind the cut:
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I'm on holidays from work too, which I was desperately looking forward to! Especially since the first weekend I'd planned to go away with Steph and Sam. We drove down to Port Fairy Friday night and then stayed until Monday. Port Fairy is such a relaxed, quiet little town, it was so nice to get away. We had a great weekend, exploring the town and going for walks along the beach and around this little island that's connected to the mainland. Our accommodation was fantastic too, a very cute little weatherboard cottage which was perfect for us! 
 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
Claire
21 March 2009 @ 06:33 pm
What do you do when you're bored, but you have no energy to do anything? Meh....
 
 
Claire
01 February 2009 @ 11:37 am
As promised here's a few photos of my nephew Archie. He's soooo cute! lol

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I can't believe he's aleady a month old. How fast it goes!
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Claire
26 January 2009 @ 10:32 pm
I thought I should probably post, although most of you probably know that I'm alive since I've either seen you or I've been lurking and commenting a little bit.

Happy Australia Day to you all! Hope you had a great day celebrating. I went to a BBQ at my sister, Andrea's place which was nice. Very chilled. I wasn't really in the mood to do anything, but am glad that I ended up going. It was nice to do something, especially since I go back to work tomorrow. Ugh! These holidays have gone far too quick for my liking. I've been busy, though, which was good because I got to catch up with everyone.

I guess my biggest news is that my sister Bern gave birth to a baby boy, Archie William, on New Years Eve. He's absolutely adorable and I just love him to bits. It's been an interesting experience for me, at least, since I've really had no experience with babies in the past, Archie being the first neph (no nieces) in the fam. I'll see if I can upload a photo later on!
 
 
Claire
03 November 2008 @ 06:47 pm
Just a couple of yummy salad recipes someone requested, so thought I'd post them here......
Enjoy :)



 
 
Claire
02 November 2008 @ 09:31 pm
I've just done some baking that I wanted to share! One of the most amazing things I had overseas was the Portuguese Custard Tart which I ate about two or three of every day! lol I found a Portuguese cookbook today which included a recipe for the custard tarts and decided to try to make them.

The results.....



Hmmm I want another one! lol



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