I have had a busy week this week. At work I have been busy co-organising our upcoming event “Join us For an Evening of Pain” which takes palce next Wednesday. I have spent some of my spare time working on the Volunteer Marine Rescue website, and also some time enjoying the Tipi. My indoor sport team “Lightening Boltz” won again on Tuesday night – we are building up a bit of a winning streak again.
Yesterday I went to check out the crocodile that has taken up residence in the Gooseponds in North Mackay. When I arrived the beautiful 2.5 metre crocodile was sunning itself on the bank before it took to the water. The crocodile is quite an attraction with lots of people turning up trying to get a glimpse. The rangers have set up a trap to catch the crocodile for relocating away from the human population. Whilst at the Gooseponds I was disappointed to find racist graffiti on the path and on signs, so have written to the council requesting its removal.
I have just returned from yet another day down in Brisbane. This time I was doing some HMR facilitation training with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. I had an enjoyable weekend with Lisa home.
I have just returned from yet another trip to Brisbane – this time for the National Prescribing Service briefing on Diabetes. The topic is titled ‘early use of insulin and oral diabetic drugs’ although a huge proportion of type 2 diabetes would be preventable with the correct diet and exercise.
I have agreed to work on website development for a number of community based organisations over the coming weeks including Mackay Community Garden Inc, the Youth Information Referral Service (YIRS) and the Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay.
I am offering a free web design and maintenance service to local reputable charities and community based organisations within the Mackay regional area. I would be prepared to help design (or redesign), build and maintain the site as a free community service. After the initial build I would be prepared to spend up to one hour per week (per charity) maintaining the site, also for free. The charity or organisation would just need to arrange somewhere to host the site and also to register the domain name. Please visit my homepage for further details.
I have just returned from a short trip to Brisbane where I spend a day doing some internal auditing training with Qudos Management. I am now able to conduct internal audits! Whilst in Brisbane I also managed to visit the Queensland State Museum and the State Library where I had a quick look at the family history archives. This weekend I will be mowing the yard and getting ready for a presentation on Monday.
I have spent a few hours this morning clearing up the beach front now that the flood water has finally receded. The sand path will require some new sand from the beach as the path has been covered with a layer of silt.
I have created a new blog to use with my new website. From now on I will post all my news into this blog. You can subscribe to the RSS feeds and also leave comments.
In the past twenty four hours Mackay has seen the worst flooding in fifty years with over 600mm (0.6 metres – that’s almost a third of the annual average) recorded at some places. Many houses have been flooded and the highway is cut both sides of the city. Luckily the flooding did not coincide with a big tide otherwise it may have been much worse. I have spent the day at home waiting for the power to return and enjoying a kayak on the flood waters out the back.