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Still having trouble with making time for recreational internet... - There's always time for a book
Still having trouble with making time for recreational internet...
...but here is a short update in the form of happy things that have happened recently. And although the lack of book posts makes it appear that I don't read books any more, the opposite is true. I now have a 45 min train trip each way to work so I am reading lots of great books, assisted by item 2 below.

1. Catching up with friends and family has continued. This has included a fantastic Thai meal, ice cream and lots and lots of talking.

2. My new library has a 20 book limit compared to 10! And much smaller fees for inter-library transfers and overdue books!

3. My librarian at work is incredibly keen and helpful and has already dug up lots of articles for me.

4. I am settling back into life in Brisbane, which has included finding a new GP (my beloved family doctor died unexpectedly a little while ago) and optometrist (my favourite one selfishly retired to spend more time with his small children), and the new people are very promising!

5. It has been raining an awful lot, even for summer. Seeing as we were still in drought when I left in mid-2007 I still delight in how much water there is everywhere.

6. My niece learnt to crawl properly in my first two weeks here. And I got to read to her the other night.

7. I have bought some presents for people that I think they will love. And one of my presents that I picked out is a cute plant in a nice black pot for my desk at work, that will be cheery all year long.


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emerald_happy From: emerald_happy Date: December 19th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY you got to read to a small child. Very adorable!

Glad things are going well. Nice to hear from you. I want thai food now! *hugs and offers cookies*
peggy_2 From: peggy_2 Date: December 19th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it when I find a gift for someone that I think they will love : )

and yay yay double yay for having a baby to read to and cuddle! I just bet she will be the Christmas Star for your family this year, which is just as it should be.

and, off topic, but a happy thing
*snaps fingers* Tim Tams with coffee! That's right! It was reading about that treat in the Lonely Planet book that started me on my search for Tim Tams in the first place! Alex does not drink tea or coffee but gave them a thumbs up when used as a straw for hot chocolate.

willow_41z From: willow_41z Date: December 19th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for Brisbane and family stuff and getting adjusted and new libraries! Hurray!
tiegirl From: tiegirl Date: December 19th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, this all sounds soo nice! Water and long train trips and 20 books and nice gifts and family time and baby reading! Yay!
checkers65477 From: checkers65477 Date: December 20th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Only TEN books?! That's crazy. Why not have the books circulating? I'm glad you can take more! So happy you are enjoying you little niece. Crawling is such fun to watch.

It's nice to hear you are settling back in to life at home.
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