Monday, January 08, 2007


What a lot has happened since my last post. I've said goodbye to family and friends - human and furry - and flown across the country. Great flight marred only by the lack of a window seat (which helps provide a distraction when you are claustrophobic) and followed to my great amusement by a comedy of errors at Brisbane Airport which one day will make a great story. A night at the Hotel Ibis in Brisbane where I met briefly with some of my classmates. They kicked on but I was simply too tired. Then a pick up by one of the organisers and we were here.
It's basic but that's what I expected. A besser block building in a bushland setting and that sounds worse than it is. The rooms are typical student accommodation with a desk, chair and bed and plenty of storage room. It's a bit stark so I've done some customising. A crimson cushion added to the chair, a sea green throw over the drab blue bed cover, my books on the shelf and a pretty candle in a squat square glass holder which I'm not allowed to light but that doesn't matter. I still need a lamp of some sort. A central light that has to be turned off at the door will quickly lose its attraction. The organisers have kindly supplied me with a student chair since the Griffith issue one was playing havoc with my back. And I need a pot plant. Bush is all very well but I want something green in my room.
I've some critting to do and I have to work out exactly what I want from my tutorial session tomorrow so I'll tell you more then.


Satima Flavell said...

I hope the Clarion experience continues to go well and that your back doesn't play up too much.

Hugs to you and to J & L as well!

Imagine me said...

Thank you, Satima. It's nice to know you're thinking of us.