Wednesday, December 30, 2009


a little belated
i know

i hope the year ahead is kind to you

just remember

the words


ralph waldo emerson:

"what lies behind us and what lies ahead of us

are tiny matters to what lies

within us"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


i wish all my family and friends a very merry christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2009


the girls hit melbourne town

cafe culture

it's christmas time

street scene

the girls
the laneways and grafitti

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


d u d l e y and i getting ready for our photo shoot

sitting patiently

looking relaxed

wanting to escape

i'm holding on tight

almost done
giving him treats to keep him on task

going solo

oh . . . . here's c o c o being all christmassy
m e r r y
c h r i s t m a s

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Magic forest: Pink, originally uploaded by Sameli.

Isn't this gorgeous?

Monday, November 23, 2009


Stan Walker is the new Australian Idol! I think he is amazing! He has an incredible voice. Michael Buble said his "throat was kissed by God" and I couldn't agree more. His voice is made for R 'n B, soul and everything in between really . . . . . . . . .

This clip shows Stan Stan singing Superstar the song originally made famous by the Carpenters and later by Luther Vandross. The beginning of the clip gives a little insight into Stan's background. He had it tough...........

This is one of my favourites Ordinary People.............

Other songs that Stan has sung on the show include How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? ....... Purple Rain ....... Hallelujah ....... Let's Stay Together ....... You Should Let Me Love You ....... Amazing Grace ....... Umbrella .......

His new single is Black Box - available now!

Congratulations Stan!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

you think . . . i know . . .

you think
i scream for you and for love
i know
i whisper for my destiny to the one above

you think
that i hope that you’ll change your mind
i know
you’re a guy and it’s sealed and signed

you think
i ignore all your clever warning signs
i know
they’re very clear, very real and hard line

you think
that you’re rigid and determined to be in control
I know
Life’s not like that, you don’t always reach your goal

you think
that if you focus, you’ll get what you want to gain
I know
you may not end up wanting what you strive so hard to attain

you think
that i know i’m being ignored
i know
it’s not me you want to adore

you think
oil and water will never ever mix
i know
i need to remove myself from this crazy matrix

you think
you’re my friend, my lasting pal
i know
i’m your here-for-a-good-time-not-a-long-time gal

you think
that doesn’t diminish my worth
i know

it does . . .


which one is your fave?

Monday, October 19, 2009


i ..... d a n c e d

i hope i never lose my sense of wonder
that when i get my fill to eat i’ll always keep that hunger
i hope that i never take one single breath for granted
that love never leaves me empty handed
that i still feel small when i stand by the ocean
whenever one door closes, i hope that one more opens
i hope i never fear those mountains in the distance
and never settle for the path of least resistance
i know that i don’t allow my fragile heart to leave me bitter
and when i came close to selling out i did reconsider
i gave the rainbows above
more than just another passing glance
so when i got the chance to sit down or dance...

i danced

Sunday, September 27, 2009


t h u r s d a y 24 s e p t e m b e r
my 1:00pm flight out of sydney turned out to be a 5:45pm flight
but i’m finally in
local time 9:30pm
sydney time 10:00pm

cosmopolitan . multicultural . lively
home of the larrakeyah people
capital of the northern territory
the top end
tropical australia
hot . humid . sultry

i’m staying at the
medina grand
on the waterfront


i’m here for a conference
the australian council for educational leaders {ACEL} conference
“tipping points: co u r a g e o u s a c t i o n s p o w e r f u l s t o r i e s ”
conference insights will be posted on my other blog

convention centre . . . wave pool . . . view from the medina grand

view of darwin city at sunset from stokes hill wharf precinct

f r i d a y 24 s e p t e m b e r
7:00am pickup
litchfield national park
plunge pools
monsoon rainforests
freshwater creeks
giant termite mounds
swimming holes
wagait clan land

about 130km south of darwin
about a two hour drive
along the stuart highway
via the town of batchelor

giant {cathedral} termite mounds

giant {magnetic} termite mounds

florence falls

wangi falls

s a t u r d a y 25 s e p t e m b e r
twisting by the pool
skyway casino

s u n d a y 26 s e p t e m b e r
mindil markets
mindil beach


arts and crafts {didgeridoos}

m o n d a y 27 s e p t e m b e r
last day of conference
at a pub on
mitchell street

t u e s d a y 28 s e p t e m b e r
next morning . . . home
to have a look at what others are hooked on this week, have a look at hooked-on-fridays