+ Can I tell you how bad regional ads on the television are. No actually I can’t. Unless you have seen them for yourself, you wouldn’t believe me! Not sure whether the “All roads lead to Denny” theme song can actually be called music. The low budget ads for a lingerie store in Wagga are also bad beyond belief.
+ I read this great post by Deb from Bright and Precious. A thought provoking first had account of an asylum seekers harrowing journey. I love how she talked about there being no “queue”, and how people who are fleeing for their lives really need help and compassion. I really don’t know what the solution is – it is way too complicated for me – but I do know that we have so much here in Australia, and we do not treat those who are less fortunate with the compassion they deserve.
+ I was in Target on Tuesday (a proper one too, not Target Country), which is always a bit dangerous, because it is a rare thing for me to be alone in a shop. I was organising a present for Fathers day, but my eye got caught on a Cake Boss DVD. I love Cake Boss, and totally got sucked in to buying it when it was only $12. I justified it to myself by saying that it would be useful when teaching (what???). To be honest, I have shown Cake Boss to kids before, but I’m not sure that was the only reason I bought it.
+ My in-laws are due to return this weekend after 3 months traipsing around north west Australia. One of the reasons why we wanted to do this experiment was to give them the opportunity to travel. We have got quite used to being alone on the farm, and I imagine it will feel odd to have them back again. CB and I were wondering how long we should leave it before asking them to mind the kids for a weekend while we go away. Perhaps having the kids already packed and in their house when they arrive might be a tad too soon??? Right?? We will give them at least 24 hours to settle in!