|Christmas Dinner (mark II)|
Other than eating, I actually managed to get skype to work and opened presents with back home via video. I only had one box because I had asked people not to send things encase they got lost or nicked at customs and also because whatever was sent would then be more weight for me to carry in my backpack for the rest of my trip. However, Andrew chose to ignore that request and I did get a shiny new iPod for my combined Christmas and 21st. I'm very happy to get it even if its supper shiny and I don't want to touch it encase it scratches. It will be a lot handier than my dodgy phone to pick up wifi and check emails etc. Everyone back home seemed to like their presents or at least were good at pretending to.
|The satelite picture of Cyclone Tasha|
So we're only suffering the tail end of Cyclone Tasha but she is only the first of the season and with a second predicted for Tuesday my eyes are glued to the news.
So to end on a cheerier note I'm also waiting to hear back from The Wilderness Society as to whether I shall indeed be volunteering at Brisbane's Sunset Sounds concert in January where the concert makes a generous donation to the Cape York World Heritage campaign, in return for our volunteers helping with the clean up! The Wilderness Society is campaigning to ensure Cape York Peninsula including all its animal and plant life is protected for generations to come by gaining World Heritage status. Sounds pretty worthwhile to me and as a bonus I get into the $200 concert for free even if I'm working part of it. But over Christmas no one answers emails so I wont hear back until the 4th.