Monthly Archives: July 2006

You know what

Good Morning, Oceania!

Yes, the World Cup Final was on this morning, and although France probably deserved to win, it went to penalty shootouts, and as such, Italy won. As a Second-Generation Australian of German Extraction, who used to study French, seeing all of my bets getting nastily beaten by Italy has been quite disappointing.

Since I don’t want to bore you with the Zidan story, which you undoubtedly know about now, I’ll point out that the Italians tried to reuse their successful tactic used against Australia – diving near the goal with seconds to go, with the intention of getting a free. Today, the ref had none of it…

Anyway. No running commentaries from me, as Hannah will probably do that for me.



Hello there. Just a quick update now that I’ve regained feeling in my hands. I finally got around to finishing stripping the paint off the Door/Skirting/Window in my bedroom, and as soon as we get the go-ahead from the painter, will get it prepared to be varnished.

I also removed the fireplace/mantlepiece, which are going to be acid-dipped + reconditioned (coat of varnish also). So, all-in-all, a much fun day today.

With any luck, I’ll be back in my room by the end of term! (It’s been far too long)