Saturday, April 28, 2007

Meet the new boss

Her name is Karma. She is nine weeks old.

The name was difficult, but Die Gnädige Frau announced that until we came up with one she would call it Emo. That accelerated the decision-making process.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


We didn't choose Simba when we went to the SPCA to find a cat, he chose us.

14 November 2004

22 January 2005

16 March 2005

18 June 2005

27 October 2005

27 November 2005

15 November 2006

This morning, some time between 8:15 and 9:00, he was hit by a car on the main road. Mercifully, all appearances are he died instantly. A neighbour found him placed on the side of the road, another neighbour ran down to the road still in her night attire and robe and carried him home, then they phoned us at work. We came home to bring him inside, and wrapped him in the blanket his "big sister" made him. Tonight, our neighbours gave us flowers.

We are shattered. The kids are devastated.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

25 April, 1915

Kemal Atatürk Memorial, ANZAC Parade, Canberra, Australia
Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.
—Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1934