Friday, March 21, 2008

A new idea

I am having a go at 'tumblin'' for a while. It is easier and gives more instant satisfaction that blogging. It is an experiment. You can go over there and have a look at my tumblog. Let me know if you have one yourself so I can follow it! I recommend trying it out.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"Black Shorts"

Check out these cool short films (very short) on the SBS website. Made by Indigenous Australian Film-makers. I love being able to watch short films on the internet. Its amazing how easy it is to get your voice out there in some ways.

Ain't broadband grand!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

We bought a car!

After a few weeks of looking in vain- of hot grumpy drives around Sydney and extended hours of internet trawling, we found one! it is pretty exciting to buy a car together for the first time. It is already ten years old and a bit shabby- but we are very proud owners of a white Subaru Forester.

Unfortunately it is in Tenterfield, two hours drive north of here. We were excited at the prospect of catching a bus up there and then driving home. But it turns out the price of the bus fare one way for the two of us is $120 dollars. This seems a bit prohibitive- and as usual I am trying to work out what is the most environmentally sound way to do it- hitch-hike? ( do people still do that in Australia...?, catch the bus? drive another car there and then drive two back? ride our bikes (198kms).

My office-mate tells me the buses used to be cheaper, and people used to catch them more, but now in this area they are becomming redundant. Everyone uses a car- and to my knowledge no-one hitch-hikes. Hmm.

I wonder if there is some sort of country NSW website for car-pooling? Any ideas?