As one chapter ends, another begins

A little over two years ago I shared with you my joy at being accepted into the Master of Laws (LLM) program at the University of Sydney. I’m happy to report that a little over a week ago I received notification that I had completed my final subject, meaning all things going well I should graduate in the next ceremony later this year. Woooohooooo! The LLM is the main…

It all looks different

Don’t freak out, I’ve simply changed WordPress themes, moving from Anthem to Photographer. I changed because images were resized automatically under Anthem, and if you weren’t running a super high-resolution screen and able to view the images at their native 1200px width, they were blurry. Now the website is fixed width and the images are sharper. For those of you that do run super high-res screens…

I’m alive

Here’s a flattering, expressionless photo of me (still on drugs) about an hour after surgery! 😛 Surgery went well – plate and screws are out and I’ve got a sling temporarily to minimise the movement, at least over the next couple of days. Looking forward to getting back on the bike and doing some exercise!

Surgery tomorrow

So there may not be many posts for a few days! It is to remove the plate and screws that helped my collarbone heal: I told the surgeon not to kill me. “I haven’t lost a patient yet” he says, before adding “for elective surgery“.

Confidence

Confidence is something that you’ll need in spades (or shovels or buckets!) when you are out on the street shooting candid photos of strangers. I read this opinion piece from the Sydney Morning Herald the other day and immediately felt like every woman who saw me on the street or down at the beach from that moment on would be thinking i’m just some kind…

Kids and Kilometres

In order to be admitted to practice as a lawyer in NSW you need two things: Law degree or equivalent; and Successful completion of a practical legal training (PLT) program. I am completing my PLT program at the College of Law, just one of many providers around Australia. As part of the program every student is required to complete the work experience component. This comprises either 75 days’…

Alf, meet Santa

Further to my post about not taking yourself too seriously, many years ago I was given a little stuffed Alf that could talk (no more unfortunately, his voice box was ripped out!). You know the Alf i’m talking about, the alien on TV that liked to eat cats: Alf now lives up in Queensland with Mum (he likes the warmer climate ;)). Every year when…

Don’t take yourself too seriously

I think, on the whole, Australians (Aussies) are pretty laid back and good at not taking themselves too seriously – and 1. That’s a great trait to have, and 2. It’s important to be able to laugh at yourself occasionally. Take this example that I stumbled across today from the Australian professional cycling team Orica-Greenedge: Isn’t it great??? I must have watched it 5 or…

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there, and mine in particular! My Dad retired a couple of years ago after working his entire life (40 years!) for Qantas. He now lives up on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland not far from where he was brought up.