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Postcards to and.. from Kelly

There was a surprise in the mail bag today as we were sorting the letters and parcels – yes, I’m working at the post office – with the arrival of another post card.
This one had very familiar writing with the exuberant ‘happy I’m on holidays’ vibe about it. Gee thanks Kel.
Kelly has gone on a well deserved and much-needed break and it’s taking two of us to fill her shoes. The locals have made all the jokes and poking fun at us about taking over nad staging a coup. Yeah, I don’t think so.

It’s certainly been a learning curve for many things, but the basics of customer service are still there. Plus, the locals all know one or both of us which does make it easier. As I know from my days with Hallmark and training my replacement, there are so many things we store in our head that getting them out for training purposes can be hard.
I am slowly getting to know new people. I could put names with mail boxes, but not names to faces. I found my training must be sinking in, a person was mentioned the other day in conversation and immediatly I thought to myself ‘box #such and such’. That has happened since college when I started dreaming and answering (in my head) in Italian.

Aside from Kelly’s there are a few other postcards, including one from my parents who have just returned from their trip overseas.

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From my parents, while in Ireland

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And from The Boss, aka Kelly

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If you can spare a few dollars and the few minutes it takes, please help Kelly fill her wall with psotcards from around the world. You don’t have to be on holiday, just one from your home town is perfect. If it’s not Woodbridge, Tasmania then it’s good for posting.
Let’s see where else we can ‘visit’.

Jennifer 🙂

Gentlemen, Start your engines!

Sunday just gone I had the best day. At home. Pretty well alone.  While I would have loved to gone to the V8’s it was not to be this time around so I spent the day beading.
Hubby, eldest son (& GF) and second son left early – so I got a sleep in – for Symmons Plains. Around 200k from our place it the Tasmnanian home of V8 racing and just down the road from the Dragway.
I enjoy a bit of car racing, and live is always better, and while I was disappointed to not be there Hubby took lots of pictures to keep me happy.  And which I can now share with you.
I’ll be putting a gallery (or 2 or 3) on my Box of Photos, so head over soon and check them out anyway.  With just under 400 pictures, yep he even outdid me on that one, there will be more than one post.
These are just a small sample to show you the what, where and why.
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IMG_6224Have a great day 🙂
Jen

Rev heads paradise

It’s that time of year again.
Targa. (See last years post here)
We packed up the kids (+1 extra) and dog, (lordy I love him, he was so well behaved, sitting quietly and not phased at all by the cars) taking two cars to Woodbridge to see the start of the today’s time trials over Woodbridge Hill. Thankfully they started on time this year and we were out by 11.
I may love my muscle cars, but a Lamborghini never fails to impress.
I had moved to get a better perspective of the cars and got talking to an old dude. He commented on how big my camera battery was and we ended up discussing the pros and cons of the whole digital thing. It makes us lazy to an extent. We take less care with each picture as we can just delete what we don’t like, if you have a film you pay more attention to what you are doing as there are only so many pictures you can take. I told him I usually delete up to half the pictures I take for one reason or another (chopped off heads/scenery, missed the action, out of focus…..).
I took 85 photos, of which 24 were no good and deleted.
There are now 61 left, which includes one or two family shots. Which leaves me with decisions on which 10 or so to show you. Snap happy and wasteful maybe, the benefits of digital may have made me lazy, but I find I am more inclined to try new things, and play around if I know I can just delete the bad ones.

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And just for fun…

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(As I finish this post Mr 16 is letting out his inner rev head on the xbox… coincidence, I think not)

Have a racing good day 🙂
Jennifer

Church and trees.

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While at the bus stop in the city waiting for my boys to arrive, playing on the phone (as you do) I noticed the reflection on the screen… the tree behind me with the tower of the church (St Davids Cathedral) peeking through.
What better way to take a picture than to use the reflection for the perspective.  Opening the camera and then reversing the lens so it is facing me I just tilted the phone til the reflection was what I had seen.
Changing to it black and white makes for a more emotive picture.

Keep smiling
Jennifer 🙂