Thursday, May 31, 2007

I'm going to be on the radio!

I have been invited to join the breakfast team on Melbourne's Vega 91.5 fm for an hour tomorrow morning.

It's something that I've imagined doing for a long time, and now it's going to be a reality. From 8 o-clock tomorrow morning I will be joining Dave O'Neil, Denise Scott and Shaun Micallef on their show. Their producer says they will get me to do a few things with the team on air (exactly what hasn't been determined, yet), then I can hang out in the studio and watch the doings.

If you're interested, you can listen here.

I'm really excited about this! It could be an opportunity to get a foot in the door that leads to a career in radio, something else I've dreamed about. You never know!

I'll let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

An island called Phillip.

S and I took have been discussing getting away from it all for some time, so last week we took some annual leave and headed for Phillip Island. With the help of some friends, we were able to rent a house no further than 300 metres from the beach at Cowes, so every night we were lulled to sleep by the waves. We stayed there for five nights. It was an enjoyable time spent walking and driving about, doing tourist type things, and basically just relaxing.

Here are some photos I took. Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take photos at the Penguin Parade, but you can see some here.

Nobbies where you can see seals, birdlife, the blowhole and some spectacular scenery.

A koala at the Koala Conservation park. This park was set up to preserve and study the island's population of koalas. It has boardwalks where you can get up to the koala's level, and they are so close you can almost touch them.

A wallaby spotted in the bush on the way to Swan Lake, Phillip Island's largest fresh water lake.

Sunset on the beach at Cowes.

Sunset a little further along the beach at Cowes.

Seagull on an overcast and very blustery day.