A year in the life 2016 #289: quick trip to Melbourne

Back on a plane, and off to Melbourne for a couple of meetings. Got to go somewhere other than the airposrt and the CBD, so that was nice.

But like most Melbourne trips, I was on a plane again before the day had finished.


A year in the life 2016 #288: gifts from the boss

My boss went to the Philippines and all she brought me was this chocolate-coated mango and some fascinating atories about the Secretary-General for Education.

A year in the life 2016 #287: adventuring Blue Mountains style

The Blue Mountains are super spectacular, so we spent the morning wandering about.

We got to see a lyre bird in action, enjoy the rainforest, catch the incredibly steep train and get off the beaten track a little.

It was a lovely day of sunshine and rock scarmbling and walking and I definitely recommend it.

A year in the life 2016 #286: Prime Sinisters!

Tonight was a super exciting night because the Prime Sinisters – the CRDL junior team – final got to play as a team for the first  time. I was privileged to get to line up manage for them.

They are a terrific bunch of kids – so positive and supportive of each other and their opposition, respectful of what everyone can contribute , but still competitive and determined to win.

And win they did – beating the Blue Mountains and playing some terrific derby in the process. It was great to see them shine – and have a lot of fun!

A year in the life 2016 #285: sunset on the road

A high speed sunset from the car as we headed to the Blue Mountains for a weekend of derby and sightseeing.

A year in the life 2016 #284: a quiet drink

James and I found some time for a quiet evening drink together. After being away, nice to find some together tome.

A year in the life 2016 #283: transformation

From this

to this..

through this…

…to finally arrive at this.