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Tasmania education

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As part of my work with Helen Stevens and Cindy Davenport (Safe Sleep Space) and our education forums for nurses we went on a tour in Tasmania Last week.
We had engagements in Hobart Launceston and Ulverstone. We flew over with Virgin Airlines (my first time with them and was impressed) arrived in Hobart and got a hire car and found our way downtown to Salamanca Place. Mt Wellington in the background
Our first group (the largest) was to be at the Bellerive Yacht Club-- a great venue. The chance to do this work has been because Cindy had acquired sponsorship from Dermaveen, who were launching a range of baby skin care products. They were very generous in their sponsorship and had a rep at the Hobart meeting to provide not just samples but whole bottles of their product. It also meant the nurses didn't have to pay anything. Though there are always some who want more for nothing!
Helen spoke on their program of sleep and settling that is the opposite of the Controlled Crying technique. …

Musical women

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A concert of my favourite women Blues singers was scheduled for Rochford Winery in Coldstream. The name Madeline Peyroux (below) caught my eye first then saw it was Diana Krall (right) heading it up.
I had not heard of Melody Gardot (dark glasses) but Judy had and loaned me a CD so am hooked on her as well. This was held on Monday, Labour Day holiday of the weekend of the massive storm in Melbourne. The Sunday night was Tom Jones concert I guess once you are very wet there's nothing more to worry about!!
The forecast was for clearing showers but when I headed off to pick up Judy It bucketed down again So we headed off well equipped with plastic bags to put on the chairs, hooded japara's and a nourishing picnic tea. Sue Wendy Judy Pauline and I arrived together and had good seats in the second section. It was not the best stage set up as all the musicians equipment was covered in orange plastic, so they looked small in front of that but the screen was big and clear.
It started on…

And The Rains Came.

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I remember this title of a film when we used to watch Academy Theatre on Friday nights, but don't remember what the film was about -Monsoons in India? but maybe not.
we had rain forecast yesterday and it didn't arrive and today dawned mild ans sunny, so I did 2 loads of washing and hung it out in the warm breeze.
Then when I was out the sky darkened and it started to rain. And is it raining!!!!
Seems like the house renovations are not finished, as we now need to get the gutters cleared. There is water pouring from 4 points of blockage. Fortunately not onto anything but the ground.
I had put the CD on but started hearing banging on the roof and thought a sheet was loose but no... Hail! It was so loud and the thunder at the same time made for a huge din!
I had at last oiled the verandah this morning, so the water is repelled off which is good, and I did not wash my car. Better still.
Pictures of the city (Evacuated Southern Cross Station and floating cars makes my little gusher trivi…