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Thursday, January 29, 2009

What we are thankful for

I am thankful for knowing Laura who blogs here about the things she appreciates and is doing (which are FANTASTIC) in her life, and who every so often makes me stop and think about what I am thankful for and what I am doing to be appreciative of others in my life too.
Today I am happy that my parents are both alive and well and in their 80's living independently around the corner from me in a gorgeous spot called Ocean Shores village; I am also really happy that last night we had a really good race on Windsheer - thanks to Freddie, Rosie, Tony and Baz who are not only crew but also wonderful friends; and very thankful that tonight I get to go out on another yacht race - this time on Duchess Matilda with Mike and Daphne, thanks everyone - especially my Rob for making all that happen. Above all I am daily thankful that my sons and daughter and well and happy and going in the directions they have chosen for their lives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Create your own Garfield comic strip

Wow, a whole new way of telling your stories! For Garfield fans and those who just want to play this is cool. Garfield comic creator.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Great freeware site

Free Software nicely catalogued and easy to find what you want - heaps to choose from here!
And now this - Lit to Go - MP3 stories and poems, very cool

Paragon at the Mercs, Jan 2009

paragon at the MErcs, Jan 2009
Originally uploaded by shazzandrob

Bumper cove at Great Mercury Island, January 2009 - about a week into our wonderful sailing holiday.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My total new favourite incredibly interesting study

While at sea over the last 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to study an amazing organism, one to be truthful that I had never given much thought to in the past - moon jelly's rock - I will be adding to this in the future but for starters this link is pretty cool! 
Jellyfish on National Geographic

Monday, January 5, 2009

PDFs and paper plane Build the best paper airplane ever!
clipped from
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