Showing posts from June, 2010

Yusuf/ Cat Stevens

Songs of Cat Stevens, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam in 1977, (didn't know his name was Steven Georgiou) have always been a favourite, though enigmatic lyrics at times. I was not going to concerts when he toured here last (1964), so it was great to have the chance to see him on this tour.
He commented that it was ironic that his picture in the newspaper showed him looking older than he'd like , and above it the name "The Age"
He sang all the old favourites as well as newer stuff. Peace Train, Where Do The Children Play? Father and Son, (Remember The Days Of The) Old School Yard, First Cut Is The Deepest, Oh Very Young, Wild World, Moonshadow, Matthew & Son, I love my dog, Morning Has Broken and so very many others. All just as relevant today!!
A truncated version of Remember the Days of the Old School Yard was a taste of the hitfest to
come, using the show to preview a musical, Moonshadow, based on a character called Stormy that linke…

Walking far

After many months of walking the same route to work I felt I needed to do more to keep fit, as though I walk 60mins a day it is still the same as 12 months ago.
So I was looking for new places to park at no cost and though there are a few, the attraction of Arden Street in Kensington is that it is quick to drive to in the morning; I turn out of the long Dynon Rd traffic just where it starts to build.
So instead of moving the parking space I now walk a longer route,doubling back really. This route takes me along the small streets of houses in Kensington, or past the four mill, and at times up on to Racecourse Rd and then along Flemington Rd. If I want it a bit shorter I can finish off on the way home by going up over the railway overpass. A good charge on the last leg!

One route is to walk along the river from Arden st to Maccauley Rd and that makes a change from the traffic down the hill.

Private Practice

Thought I might blog about my change in work to doing some private practice. I have always been a bit reluctant, as nursing is never a service that people pay for, and is not rebate-able under health funds. But I decided to start in February and so dropped down to a 4 day week at the Kids.
I chose to stop on Fridays as my friend Anne has a consulting room in their new house, and they are not there on Friday. They have a business called AWAKE DRY, a bed wetting treatment service.
It is a good size room (the master bedroom on the new house plans, so has an en suite next door as well with the house hall being a good waiting area.)
I started by getting some business cards and flyers done and letting the paediatrician at work know, they were very supportive and enthusiastic (2 in particular have become a source of referrals.)
My first referral came form the Paed at RCH and since then I have had a steady referral of about 1-2 new ones a week.
I was also invited by Helen Stevens who runs Safe Sle…