Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nov 30th

I am incredibly grateful that I live within a community that supports my freedom to choose, and enables me to access foods that nurture my body and the bodies of my loved ones. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nov 29th

Blessed to live amongst a world where carnivores and herbivores can share a kiss when they come in to land. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov 28th

Grateful for fine food, fantastic coffee and exquisite company.
Mmmm, blue cheese and portobello mushroom crepes..... delish!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nov 27th

Today was Victoria's state election.
I am immensely grateful that my voice counts.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov 26th

The most magnificent setting for a conference:  The Abbortsford Convent.
To find a suitable venue to host 150 people from all over Australia, Italy, NZ, Britain, France, Canada, Germany and the US, in the middle of a city of 3 million people.  Somewhere that is convenient to the airport, convenient for public transport, offers various accommodation options and of course, in close proximity to incredible coffee and beer!  To find all that within this pocket of magic deep within the city, truly does make me grateful I have access to such wonderful facilities.
And they do catering!
(In case you were wondering, that's not an affiliate link above! *laugh*)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nov 25th

Always grateful for the meeting of minds and the meeting of new friends.  It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you Donna.  And thanks for allowing me to 'Princess Leia' you! *laugh*

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nov 24th


I am spending three days volunteering my help in a week-long conference supporting open source development, convened by my beloved.  Tonight at dinner, we received a magnificent talk by keynote speaker, Stewart Smith.  Now, although I was wishing I had brought my "I don't speak Geek" t-shirt (to save everyone's breath that struck up a conversation with me on the registrations desk), I was delighted to discover no translator was necessary for Stewart's talk.

Although delighted is an understatement - blown away more rightly covers it.

Unfortunately I cannot share it with you, as no AV equipment was available in the dinner hall to record his talk.  But his passion in reference to a multitude of topics, including most memorable for me, a call for the end to discrimination based on gender, race and sexual inclination within their community had me on my feet applauding at the end!  Turns out there are some issues that transcend all languages.
Thanks Stewart.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nov 23rd

My most potent reason for gratitude.
Healthy body.  Health mind.  Healthy spirit.
Here's to, at the very least, another 365 days of vitality and health!