After an eventful 2010, this year has been quieter,
with teaching and revisions for a new edition
of my Computer
Security text keeping me busy, as well as lots of social activities.
First are photos of the Captain Cook Jet, Balloon Spectacular, and Enlighten
reimages the National Library (2nd row). I got away to Melbourne a couple of
times, saw the Shakespeare Window in the
State Library with Brooke, and a Gleeson painting in
NGV with Jane (2nd row).
And got to see lots of sculptures, Dragon in
Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi,
and reflections of me at
Currumbin on the Gold Coast (2nd row)!
I went to a couple of concerts in the
Music Festival, one shown here featuring instruments made entirely of
ice! At the STOMP dances, they always
put on a spectacular opening performance, shown here is the one from
Galactic Rebellion in Oct. I had fun at April's Hallowean party where
she's being terrorised by zombie Will. There were some lovely tulips in my
garden again this year, and I watched the Queen & HRH cruise by in Oct.
I've been following the progress of the
Enlarged Cotter Dam construction that will soon hide forever the
original dam, here flooding over after the Nov rainstorms.
I enjoyed a nice soak in the
Peninsula Hot Springs with my sister Robyn & friends whilst visiting
Melbourne in July; hiked in to see the Sherwood homestead daffodils in the
Brindabellas with the family bushwalkers in Sept; and danced at the Monaro
Colonial Dancers 21st birthday celebrations in Oct. And as always, I enjoyed
getting dressed up for various events, such as the
Jane Austin Festival in
April, a steam-train trip to Bugendore in May, and at the
Conflux 7 Science Fiction Convention
Banquet in Oct.
I've been to a number of folk music & dance events of course, such as a
concert in Careys Cave at Wee Jasper in Jan, Linda's Saluti Armonici baroque
concert in St Johns church in June, and many performances at the
National Folk Festival at Easter.
Shown here Alana & Alicia Egan
performing. I also caught up with
Ruby for Lucy in the church at the Majors Creek folk festival in
Nov. Majors Creek is a lovely spot, next is the view there down into the
Araluen valley. And I caught up with Edwina, shown here sitting on her
hucksters table at Conflux with Tycho.
And lastly more photos that didn't fit in the printed letter. A couple of me dancing (ceroc at Jane's party and swing at Canberrang), Bordonian costumes at the Earthly Delights Potpourri Ball, my new skeleton pocket watch, and the National Museum arch. Then dressed up for the Jane Austin Festival, in a swing performance at the NFF, and dancing west coast swing in the GDS competition. Dancing at Bundanoon, a swing display at Floriade, and me on Davies Bay beach at Frankston. Some paintings & sculptures in the NGV, sunset from home in Chisholm, and Floriade. The Eagle sculpture at the Canberra Arboretum, the Antartica Festival dawn concert, and a sunset view from my friends house Ponderosa on the Gold Coast.