A lazy weekend after a very busy and tiring week. should get a lovely pay this week. A bit of clothes washing and a small amount of housework. Dogs clipped and washed. 
I will be getting some quotes for new guttering on the house as I have finally decided on a new colour for the gutters, will be glad to get rid of the mission brown, some trees will be removed as they are knocking against the house on high wind days.

We have been getting drenched here on the coast but the weather man has promised us 5 days of some Sunny periods. Whoopie!
I feel sad for all the people living inland New South Wales who are being inundated with flood waters.

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Avoca Beach Rock Shelf
I had been out visiting friends when I came across this Water Dragon lizard which had been sheltering under my car to get away from the rain, these lizards are everywhere on the Central Coast especially around the Kincumber area.
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These last few weeks the weather has been feral, we have not had a very warm summer.  
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Saturday, the sun came out after a full week of pouring rain or rather it stopped raining but was overcast until the afternoon. 
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Making the most of the day I went along to the Farmers Market at The Entrance.

Fluffing around with the layout and design of blog.
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Wet – Avoca Beach.
This could take some time.

Love the root system of this fig tree
 along the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney.

On the second day of 2012 we are enjoying another
 hot, dry day after months of rain in 2011.

Avoca Beach Clubhouse, today.
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The Children’s Rock Pool
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One lone surfer sits on the beach observing the waves
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In the water are several surfers battling the unruly, churning waves.
We have had extreme torrential rain here on the Coast and it will continue until the weekend. Some areas are flooded and around Tuggerah Lake are sandbag stations to help householders keep the floodwater from entering their properties.

Ash cloud from a Volcano eruption in Chile
has crossed the Pacific Ocean and

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is now passing over New Zealand’s South Island and Tasmania

Still recovering from a bout of flu.
In my third week.
Up to the coughing stage now.
(I sound like Muttley}.
Rest, rest, rest … I have been told … with plenty of fluids.

Monday Jobs – Storm Damage
  1. Empty bucket under hole in ceiling
  2. Continue to dry out carpet – fans – towels
  3. Ring roofer to inspect roof for leakage
  4. Ring work – day off – domestic leave
  5. Inspect yard – front and back – dropped branches etc
  6. Re-Wash basket of clean clothes that was under ceiling :-[
  7. Wash towels that were used to dry water-soaked carpet.

Aussie Bloggers Conference 2011
I had a truly fabulous day yesterday met up with some lovely bloggers (like meeting celebrities) who I had been commenting with online and chuckling over their Tweets over the years. Completely forgot to take photos as the conference was so well run, I had to concentrate on who was speaking and watching the room’s activities. Loved the meet’n’greet game at the start
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Maybe someone else can list all contents as I’ve had to call in the SES because the ceiling in my bedroom now has a hole in it as a result of the horrendous deluge of rain we have had these past two days in Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. More here