Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Big Bubbly Bender

So. You have the big Christmas bonus from an appreciative boss and want to spend it on something more worthwhile than a big bubbly bender? Then, here's a few ideas:

Medecins Sans Frontieres (doctors without borders)

Or support your local artistic community - shapers, sculptors, painters, writers, poets, minstrels and, dare I say, photogs who want to shoot a little more than weddings and corporate cheese.

Edwina Corlette Gallery presents - The Art of Xmas until 17 December 2011. (featured artist here - Julie Patterson)

And if you want to mix it all up and still taste the bubbly, try Noosa Longboards Xmas soiree this weekend - bubbly, books, boards and more. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

textish tuesday

Text # 1
"Yeah you better be into r and b and hip hop by the time i'm back. and house!"

Text # 2
"Time for you to go home and be a productive member of society again"

Text # 3
"Expect to hear that you jogged home in preparation for Maldives"

Text # 4
"Worked from home yesterday and surfed K's . South swell and north winds, perfect arvo"

Text # 5
"Your handwriting analysis fails dismally. Did you have a nice time at X?"

Saturday, November 26, 2011


It's not always about Us.
Sometimes it's about Them.
The rugged and buggered,
the disadvantaged and homeless,
the broken hearted and hungry
the poor and lonely.
Most of us can give something back - a wave or a smile to a stranger. Moy Sweetman went a few steps further and set up a charity  - Frangipanni Dreams - devoted to looking after the her fellow travellers in the Sunshine Coast community. 
This project has no source of funding from the government. All finances come from fundraising activities and the donations of food and goods by the local community. 
Tomorrow, the fundraising takes a different path (as surfers often do). This time it is for Moy, who needs a kidney transplant and her beautiful benefactor Tommy, who is donating one of his own kidney's to improve her quality of life. Details below.

Frangipani Dreams Giving Hope Incorporated is 
endorsed by the Australian federal government as a Deductible Gift Recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997. 

If you would like to contribute some time or money to the Sunshine Coast community, the contact details are below.

Frangipani Dreams Giving Hope Incorporated
P.O. Box 2080, 
Noosa Heads, Qld. 4567 
Telephone Number: 0432 404 722

Friday, November 25, 2011

Caffein, craziness and commuting

It's been a crazy hectic week. I feel like I've been hit by a bus.
The only things that have kept me going during these surf doldrums have been great coffee, witty colleagues and my bad dress sense.
I believe a road trip might be required.
Have a great weekend, wherever your woody takes you.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Us and Them

Was going to do a post about Pink Floyd's 7 minute wonder "Us & Them" but the Google Gods (or faux google hackers) wouldn't let me in to my own blog. This is kinda what you woulda shoulda got about 12 hours ago.
"Us and them
and after all
we're only ordinary men"
Pink Floyd 1973

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


slow talking old timer
down the back of the bus
listening to an iPodsky
dreaming of waves
and trapping light
in little camera boxes
and trapping words
in little notepads

probably dribbling

forgetting to remember
hearing couplets

ageing as we connect

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Random Texts (must be Tuesday)

Random Text #1
"U need htc not iphone.
iphone is 4 sheep
u r a goat"
Random Text #2
"hey mate
at margaret river
god it's nice surf
gunna get some good shots"
Random Text # 3
"Kirra it's back
Offshore 3 o 4 ft
and peelin
no crowd"
Random Text 4
"Up at 6
wind was blowing here
and forecast was 4
strong winds so bailed - 
but beautiful calm day now - 
think i blew it"
Random Text 4s
"Great session this morning
at Ocean View
P christened his mal.
Still clean as we sit on the deck
watching it"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Space Truckin

Today's pics,
from top to bottom:

Deep space.
Spaced out.
Open space.
Head space.
Art space.
Space truckin.

Have a grand weekend.
keep on truckin.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ding Washing

These hot northerlies are not much use for surf. But they sure get the washing dry and the solar powered ding chemicals working pronto. Board below had an altercation with some coral. They agreed to disagree. Ding repair pending.