Time to Play

By Kate Foy

I didn’t believe I could wind down as fast as I have in the past couple of days. It’s Day 2 of the month off, and I’m energised, engaged, and having f-u-n. And what I’m playing at is reading and learning-new software and how to drive the new Nikon D40, a sweet camera if ever…

Winding Up, or is that Down?

By Kate Foy

No definitely down I think. I am sleeping better, and enjoying the coffee more. The pressure is off at work and there’s time to read (oh how I love this) and sufficient trips to Brisbane without too much to do once I get there. Time on the road to finish Michael Connelly’s Echo Park on…

Talk, Talk, and more Talk!

By Kate Foy

End of the academic year once again, and this week has seen us gather as a staff to discuss where we’re at and where we’re going collectively as a Department, and individually as workers within the group. Two and a half days of navel-gazing, planning and wishing on stars resulted in a surprisingly consensual assembly.…

My Jurassic Christmas Tree

By Kate Foy

Another update on a post out of the archives. Sadly my Jurassic Christmas tree did not survive the dry heat of a southern Queensland summer. It is a glorious tree and deserves to be known about by more Australians. Now for some time I have been feeling extremely guilty about the way my bush garden…