Friday, July 30, 2010

Ron Meuck Exhibition

We all went and saw the Ron Meuck exhibition recently; it was just as amazing as I thought it would be, even the kids were impressed!
Ron Mueck (born 1958) is an Australian hyper realist sculptor working in the United Kingdom. Mueck's sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly visual images (via wikki 2010). The images are so life like, there is an overwhelming urge to reach out and touch the sculptures, but of course it is not allowed. There was no flash photography permitted so my photos aren't as good as I would of liked, however I did purchase the book of his work which is very interesting. 

These images highlight some of his other work in other galleries around the world (from google images)

The exhibition finished this weekend:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A lovely winters day in Brisbane

We recently had a wonderful day catching up with Lisa and her gorgeous new baby boy Beau. The weather was absolutely glorious; warm, balmy and perfect for socialising on the deck. Usually when we visit, Ben strips off and runs down the steps and jumps straight into the pool......As he is not use to Brisbane's winter (Jakarta has no winter, it is always hot on the equator ) he had no idea how cold the water would be...and we didn't think to mention it either.
He dived in and came up spluttering in shock........he even refused to get back in for me to take a photo lol.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Welcome Beau

Georgia and I had the pleasure of loving all over this gorgeous 3.5 week old baby last weekend.
Newborns are divine!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Indonesia, the colours and wonder

I made this presentation for an arts uni course and thought I would share. The slide share program has distorted the fonts slightly , but it is still readable. I hope you enjoy it!
Indonesia, the colours and wonder
I took all the photos.
What a year.....

We are now four weeks away from stopping the Gypsy lifestyle, moving from one spot to another and moving into our own home. We have had 5 moves since December last year, that is a lot of moving and living out of suitcases and boxes. We have racked up a lot of flying hours too!

It's is no wonder I haven't had time to blog!

I've also had to leave GJ and the kiddies behind and do a mammoth 4 week stint in Perth, Australia for uni, in addition to the monthly trips to Sydney, Australia I need to do to help care for my Mum who has Alzheimers disease.

I have also been in denial about moving and did not want to talk about it, hence no blogging.

The global financial crisis has had a big effect on our lives, even though it hasn't impacted on Australia or Indonesia nearly as much as elsewhere in the world. Unfortunately GJ worked for a German company who were once the market leader in their industry...but not any more.
The share price has gone from a 2006/2007 peak of 41.58 Euro to a low of 2.81 Euro and at that rate there is no room for family expat packages. We had 6 months notice to find another job or leave the country.....We had to leave, which was devastating to us all as we LOVED living in Indonesia. But all good things must end so it is on to the next adventure.......

I have also just found a heap of comments awaiting moderation, even though I don't have comment moderation on.............

Now I have explained my absence, I will have to keep up the momentum and get back to semi regular blogging.I have though kept up my Face Booking......I am now addicted to it lol.