Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day Celebration 2011!!!

What a lovely time we've had celebrating our country's national day!

Russ and I went along to see Jimmy Barnes (lead singer in 80's Australian iconic band - Cold Chisel) who played at our local Entertainment Centre last night.

Fantastic concert - very loud, very rock and roll and very Australian!!!! We have seen him perform at A Day on the Green outdoor venue concerts before, and even though the years have passed, he still can crank out a great song (especially our favourites: Khe San, Driving Wheels & Working Class Man)! We thoroughly enjoyed it, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the 'oldies' in the audience like us outnumbered the younger crowd. And boy, can we still ROCK!!!

A very hot and humid Australia Day today: started off for us with a coffee down at the local river boat ramp with Zac (our dog) and then down to the beach where it was a tiny bit cooler and Zac could have a run in the waves.

A lovely end to a lovely day saw us back at the beach this afternoon for a cool swim before a refreshing southerly popped up to cool things off.

Tomorrow, it's back to normal which means back to work for both of us, while I'm also cutting out and trimming mohair for new bears!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Postal Delays to USA

I've just experienced an anxious wait for Oreo to arrive in the US recently.

A normal 1 week transit time for Express Post turned into a v-e-r-y, v-e-r-y slow 2 weeks with absolutely no updates on the Australia Post tracking website, which by the way is normally very good.

Luckily for me, my wonderful collector had the patience of Job, although I think she was also starting to get a bit concerned at the time delay. Apparently the US mail is currently in high-security and all mail is being screened before going through the normal customs and distribution channels. They say this is supposed to only add around 48 hours to the mailing time, but I'm not sure where they got that figure from (probably the promotional department he! he!)

Anyway, all ended well: Oreo arrived safe and sound after his epic adventure and is now enjoying all the attention from his new mum!