GuruAnn Blog

Hume City Councillor, this site is authorised by Fran Wallace, 10 Gibbons St Sunbury

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

On a voyage

I have been thinking about buying a new (used) car. My car this year has cost me a fortune, a new transmission, new muffler, new radiator, and today the ignition barrel decided to kark it. The car had to be towed to a local mechanic who got it back to me just after lunch. Next stop was Sunbury Holden to check out what they have available and tomorrow I am going to look at a 2003 Commodore - dual fuel. I am committed to using LPG as it is better for the environment and it's a lot cheaper on the wallet. So wish me luck.

Supamum has written a very oppportune post about the upcoming state election and the seat of Macedon where we both reside. It pretty much sums up my views as well.

Oh and on a sad note, Not the 6 has decided to rest her blog, hopefully she will find the urge to come back sometime soon.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A new look!

It's happening as we speak, a bit of tweaking to be done, but it's a happening thing.

Oh, and can someone tell me how it would take 17 days to get one of our ships from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranian, isn't that why the Suez Canal was built. Alexander Downer seems to be forgetting something.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lil Johnny may be glad about the bombs in Lebanon

Cause it takes to new away from this weeks Four Corners.

War is bad

What is happening in the Middle East at the moment is frightening. I know of people on both sides of the conflict, one of my Council colleague's, Cr Abbouche', mother is currently in Lebanon on holiday, last I heard she was trying to get back to Australia as soon as possible.

Klara who is a member of an email list (April 1996 Babies) I have belonged to since 1995 lives in Haifa, this is the latest posting from her.

Thank you all for thinking of us. I guess the vibes help.
This morning was quiet and DH took the kids outside to play. As they came home, at about 1.30pm and we were going to sit for lunch, there was the siren (I just told DH that it looks like the silence before storm breaks). We ran to the safe room. Our lunch was interupted 3 times with the bombing and the sirens. One of the bombs sounded quite close. Tomer, especially gets very scared when he hears the sirens.
I hope we will have a quiet night.

Can anyone imagine what it's like living in either Israel or Lebanon at the moment, w really do live in the lucky country.

I hope both of the above mentioned stay safe in this time of upheaval.

To to it all off there has been another earthquake in Indonesia and there is a Tsunami warning, when will it all end.

Still owed $2604 and waiting!!!!!!!!1

Thursday, July 13, 2006

When you buy a new puta

remember to order a network card, spent 5 hours working out why ipconfig/all wouldn't work. then I decide to install an old network card and voila all is perfect. The family love the new machine, I haven't been able to get near it since the final install.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bananas et al

I love Banana's but haven't actually eaten one for over 5 months now. they are just too expensive to buy, thankfully they look like dropping in price soon. I have found it's cheaper to go to a juice bar and buy a banana concoction than to buy one banana.

On another note, I am just so proud of my mummy, she got a package today saying that she had been awarded Letter of the Week for the Sunbury Leader Newpaper, she was awarded with a very fashionable shopping bag, which she will cherish forever.

My new toy arrived tonight, our first ever brand new computer. We have always coped with old recycled machines from my previous workplace (god that feels good to say), now we have a brand new puta with a 19" LCD screen, thanks to Centrecom for a great deal.

Update; I know why I hate to get new toys, I can't get it to connect to our network after 2 hours.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Howard v Costello

There is so much on the internet about the latest stouch between lil Jonny and Big Pete, that I can't be bothered posting the same old, same old, but take a look at Lord Sedgwickhe sums it up pretty well.

Howard v Costello (Peter, he don't want you there, u are in for a big fight, have fun, we all will)
Bracks v Baileau (I can't even spell Teds name right, you are safe Bracksy)
Medcraft v Potter (Medcraft owes Potter $2600.00 and she is still waiting for it)

Friday, July 07, 2006


Vale David

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

End of an Era

Tomorrow will be my last day of employment at Melbourne Uni. I have worked there for nearly 18 years, and have decided that it is now a good time to part company. The redundancy payment I was offered was a pretty good enticement also. I will miss my very good friends, Marg, James, Lou, Mark M, Dan, Emin, Mat, and many others. An exciting and uncertain time looming, but one I am determined to enjoy and make the most of.

As they say, Thanks for the memories!

Plans, well, I have none, except for finishing painting my house and trying to take a holiday in between the offsprings activities.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

SMSing your life away

I ask the question, Why would you spend the entire Coldplay concert SMSing. A guy that sat in front of us had his phone out the whole time and showed no enjoyment in the show at all. I must say that the Coldplay concert was the best ever concert I have been to. They played for 90 minutes and every song was just awesome. The kids enjoyed it as much as I did, we really didn't want it to finish. But as the saying goes all good things must come to an end. Miss 9 and I did a bit of retail therapy yesterday afternoon before the concert and today we ventured out to freezing Romsey so see Mr J win his footy game by a mile. A very nice family weekend!