It’s Pollux’s 8th birthday today. I really miss him and wish he was here even though I know he’s fine at my dad’s.
Archive for March, 2013
I’m starting to get into holiday mood and I like it. Anders and Linda arrived on Saturday and we had a nice weekend together visiting the International Flower & Garden show in Carlton, showing them the city and having barbecues on the balcony. I had to go back to work on the Monday and Tuesday but Simon had time off so he kept then busy with some shopping, a trip to Torquay and a visit to Williamstown.
Yesterday, my first holiday day, we flew over to Adelaide to visit Simon’s family. A rainy first day offered some more shopping and I bought myself a pair of Merrell shoes so now I’m prepared for all the walking!
Today we’ve spent the day getting up close and personal with some of Australia’s wildlife petting both koalas and kangaroos.
Simon is helping a mate out with a concrete slab or something (that shows how much I paid attention when he told me) and I’m cleaning the apartment for our guests arrival tonight. Found this little fellow under one of the storage boxes when I was sweeping the balcony before.
Since he had nowhere to hide he tried to play dead instead and he did a pretty damn good job too. He lay super still for at least 30 min not moving a muscle, not even when I put the broom really, really close to him. Then all of a sudden he was gone (I’m guessing he keeps free loading under our storage container). The exiting things that happen on a Saturday in Melbourne hey?! 😉
Australia has Ellen fever right now as popular talkshow host Ellen Degeneres, does an Oprah. 🙂 Even though Ellen is married to Portia De Rossi who’s Australian (born in Horsham and grew up in Geelong) she has never set her foot in the country before. Isn’t that a bit strange?
Ellen and Portia landed yesterday and are spending the first few days in Sydney. Where they head after that I don’t actually know, I would assume they would head down this way to go see Portia’s family but who knows. I don’t really care that much to tell the truth. 🙂
I came a cross something exciting today, a new magazine with focus on just Sweden written by Swedish based Australian writer/editor Laura Philips – Mr. Wolf. I was invited to the launch that’s held next week but unfortunately I’m unable to go since we’ll be in Adelaide at the time. The magazine is will come out quarterly and it will be profiling the leading personalities in contemporary Swedish Culture (from musicians, artists, bicycle makers, denim producers and jewellery designers). I’m looking forward to reading the first edition if I can get my hands on a copy.
I’ve been missing Pollux and Nova heaps since we moved and Molly can in no way replace either of them but she can at least fill a hole. I love animals and growing up I’ve always had both dogs and cats around so having no animal at all for 7 months has been very empty. Molly was found by a colleague of mine and she was orphan, tiny and absolutely adorable. My friend Kylie who volunteers for a cat rescue place took her in until she was found a new home. She was so cute and had such a distinct character so my heart just melted. Simon agreed we could give her a new home if we could get an ok from the landlord, since it’s in our contract that we can’t have pets. Simon of course thought we would never get a yes but surprisingly enough we did.
I took her to the vet, she was a bit thin and had fleas but other than that she seemed to be doing ok. The vet thought she was around 6 weeks old at the time and she weighed 530 g, small enough to fit in your hand. Now one week later we’ve made another visit to the vet for her first vaccination and she’s doing well. She’s full of energy, still adorable and tiny even though she has gained 150 g.
It’s been a bit quiet here for a while but now I’m back. Boot camp is over for this time and I’m very happy with my progress. So confident in my improved fitness that I went ahead and registered for the 8 km run in the Mother’s Day Classic held here in Melbourne in May. Not sure I’ve ever ran 8 km but it’s a first for everything. 🙂 The Mother’s Day Classic is a fun run/walk raising money for breast cancer research. It is one of Australia’s largest charity events and takes place in seven capital cities and more than 37 metropolitan and regional locations across the country.
SWEA has a team so if you wish to sponsor me and our SWEA Melbourne team please feel free to do so HERE.