Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The Long Lost Penguin

Hello everyone. Wow, I cannot believe it has been a year and a half since I last blogged!!

So much has been happening both in work and life, that I let blogging slide.

I am now in my own place after the bf and I finally bought our own place back in Potts Point where we used to live a few years back. Very happy to be back in the area again and even happier to be in our own home.

We have been through the whole renovation saga and nearly at the end of it, with only the floors and painting to be done.

I am now working in the new(ish)Navy Ward at St Vincent's Hospital and loving the new position. I have even been promoted since my last blog and am now a Chief....no not the Native American type....lol

Both the bf and I are taking some very well earned long service leave in just under a month and going travelling overseas for three months which is going to be awesome. So once again my blogging days will probably be numbered unless i get to an internet cafe or better still, I will see if I can blog on the iPhone.

Love to all


Thursday, 29 November 2007

Jeff Dunham and Peanut

Search your feelings.....hehehehehehe

Jeff Dunham - Achmed the Dead Terrorist

Silence!....I kill you!! hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Friday, 16 November 2007

The Move

Even though we had only three weeks to find a new place to live due to major repairs that were needed to our current unit, we have finally secured a new abode...phew, talk about a weight off the shoulders.

The move is planned for Thu/Fri this week so will be in our new residence in a weeks time. Chippendale is where the new place is and is located on Clevelnad st about two blocks down from the Seymour center. Thankfully the apartment is facing a back st and so is rather quiet, which is good.

So once set up we shall have to have a house warming....any excuse for a few drinks...lol

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Remembrance Day

It is Remembrance Day today and both the Guvnr and I where down at the Cenotaph. He in his official capacity and me just as a sailor in uniform remembering.

Was a decent turn out and an excellent speech by an Army Colonel that brought tears to many eye's, including myself.

I was rather disturbed though on the walk back home with the amount of people, mostly Australian, that asked me why I was in uniform. Most had simply forgotten what day it was, though quite a lot didn't even know what Remembrance Day was.....very sad indeed.


Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Cup Day

Hello again one and all, seems every time I say Im back and will keep the blog up to date I get busy and can't ... so I wont...lol

Today of course was the Melbourne Cup and down here they really get into the swing of things. Half day for most people. Spent the rest of the day in the Mess having a few drinks and doing the sweeps. No luck there I'm afraid.

I find it quite fascinating how one small sporting event can have evolved to such a major international event, simply astounds me.


Things down here are much the same, though I am starting to feel more a part of the furniture, so to speak, and getting used to the new routines and how things are done.

I have even started up dancing lessons again. Started a beginners ballroom class when I was last here 6 years ago. Started up again and going Wednesday night for Latin class and Thursday night for Ballroom. A lot of fun and a really nice bunch of people there. So that will keep me occupied for a while.

That's about it for now....hope all are well



Saturday, 3 November 2007

Word of the Day for Saturday, November 3, 2007

politic \POL-ih-tik\, adjective:

1. Of or pertaining to polity, or civil government; political (as in the phrase "the body politic").

2. (Of persons): Sagacious in promoting a policy; ingenious in devising and advancing a system of management; characterized by political skill and ingenuity; hence, shrewdly tactful, cunning.

3. (Of actions or things): Pertaining to or promoting a policy; hence, judicious; expedient; as, "a politic decision."

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

He's not dead yet.

I managed to complete my annual fitness test this morning a lot easier then I had anticipated. Especially seeing as I have done no sport of any type at all since the last test 12 months ago.

So completed the mandatory flexed arm hang and the sit ups, and then went for the 2.4km run. Being over 35 I have 15 min to complete the run and managed to run it in 11 min 22sec, so was very happy with that time.

Unfortunately for one of my young sailors who was playing soccer yesterday and managed to fracture her arm near the wrist. Ouch would be an understatement. At least it was her left arm and she is right handed, so I can at least still put her to work ... lol

Hope you are all doing well, I have been very slack and have not read anyones blog in a couple of weeks. Very bad of me I know, but I will endeavor to catch up on all your exploits over the next couple of days.

Till then take care


Wednesday, 17 October 2007

The Middle Aged and the Restless

I seem to be coming to a stage of my life where I think I may actually be growing up. Yes wonders will never cease as they say.

In my new job down here in 'Hell's Toilet' as I have named it, I am what they call the regulator, or in simple speak, I look after all the staff from there job placement to their leave, to their training etc etc.

Up until now I had never really looked at a 20 odd year old and thought of them as, 'The younger generation', they have simply been younger then me. But alas things have been slowly changing and I have several times now looked at the silly things they do and shaken my head in wonder.

Seeing as over the last year I have been treating patients that were born the year I joined the Navy nearly 19 years ago, I think I can officially call myself middle aged, well early middle aged might sound better .... lol

When have those that have reached an age, thought of themselves as an adult?

Love to hear your thoughts.



Tuesday, 16 October 2007

The Penguin is back online

Yes believe it or not I have finally managed to organise the internet down here in sunny Nowra, which for those that are unaware, it is about 2 1/2 hours south of Sydney on the coast.

Down here posted to HMAS Albatross which is the Naval Air Base. I am the Chief Regulator and Senior Clinical Manager of the Hospital here which is all a bit new but good as well. Who knew I would ever reach the dizzy heights of Chief!! lol

So I will now be based down here during the week and back home in Sydney on weekends. Bit of a crap arrangement in the short term, but very good for the long term career.

The base down here is pretty cool and the staff at the hospital all seem a pretty nice bunch of people. The next door town of Nowra on the other hand, well what can one say? I have not seem this much flanalette worn or so many people wearing Uggh boots since the 80's. Though the majority of the natives are friendly so thats all good.

So no I will have no excuse about not keeping my blog up to date.... If I don't, you can all slap me around a bit.

On that note I shall sign off and get the rest of the net stuff organised. Hope you are all doing well and I look forward to reading everyone's blogs to see how you have all been.

Simon XOX