Monday, November 8, 2010

In Bloom

We are lucky enough to have a huge Jacaranda tree right outside our bedroom window. Jacarandas are my all time favourite trees. There wasn't any on the farm I grew up on, nor do I recall there being many at friends houses but when I left home to go to Uni in Brisbane, I fell in love with them. Even though they come into bloom at one of the most stressful times of the year - end of Semester 2 exams - they will always hold a special place in my heart. My walk to Uni from Auchenflower to St Lucia each spring was like walking on a purple carpet.
My layout from the weekend is a tribute to my love of Jacarandas. Not happy with the layout - definitely struggled with the colours - sooooooooooooooooooo not into using purple.

My go-to camera lens is playing up something cronic at the moment. It has already been away for repairs once so I am grappling with sending it away again or ordering a new one. Given what I spent on repairing it last time, I could have almost paid for a new one. Part of me thinks it is a waste not to repair it as it sounds like such a simple repair job but the cost of sending away and paying just for it to be looked at makes me think twice. Anyone got advice for me? Should I buy a new one or get the old one fixed again???
Ok got a pile of marking sitting on the desk and unfortunately, it won't mark itself (bugger!) so I'd best get on with it.
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