Monday, June 28, 2004

Addition to the Family

It's been a pretty quiet week.

We said goodbye to Marg (Jo's Mum) on Monday, and found out on Tuesday morning that my sister has had a little boy, Logan, on the weekend. I just got some pictures of him this morning, and might post them on the site later.

On Friday I got a bit of a payrise, which will go along way towards making life a little more comfortable up here. Since we've brought the house things have been pretty tight financially, but with this payrise I'll actually now be able to save a bit of money. My salary sacrifice on my laptop also finished this week so it'll be like two payrises at once!

Friday night was the EEA end of financial year party, which was ok, and was held in a car park on Quay Street in Rocky. It was a bit better this year, considering we knew more than two people.

On the weekend we went into Rocky to do a bit of shopping - I brought myself a couple of pairs of pants, and we brought Kat a new polarfleece blanket.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Heaven's Above!

Last night I visited, with my Venturer Unit, a place north of Rockhampton called Heavens Above. Heavens Above is run by an couple who obviously have a passion for astronomy, and put on a show most nights which involves a DVD regarding the birth of the universe, as well as a brief history of the universe, several galaxies and also our own solar system. The DVD was great, but the real fun is when they fire up the telescopes and show off some of our celestial neighbours.

We saw Alpha Centauri, a cluster of stars they referred to as the Jewellry Box, the largest star we've found so far, as well as Jupiter plus four of it's moons. We also mananged to catch a glimpse of a comet passing through our part of the solar system, as well as seeing a few meteors with our naked eyes.

Overall the show was great, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Make sure you put it on the list of things to do when you come and visit us....

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Mt. Hay

We've had the pleasure of Jo's Mum, Marg staying with us the last few days and for the rest of the week.

On Monday we took her out to Mt. Hay and went fossicking for Thunder Eggs. For those who don't know, Thunder Eggs are small volcanic rocks, that after cooling, are filled with crystals deposited from water flowing through the cracks. These rosk can then be cut in half and the pattern of the crystal inside them is revealed. We managed to find a few nice specimens, and it was fun banging around in the rocks looking for them.

We also went up to Mt. Archer to have a look at the spectacular views of Rocky, as well as Yeppoon, and also to check out the flashy houses on top of the mountain, including the Barrel House!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Welcome to the new Yeppoon Diary

Hi Everyone

Welcome to the new Yeppoon Diary Website!

Gone is the old site, with the Forum serving as the medium for new posts to appear. A technology known as Blogging is now being used for keeping the site up to date.

This new technology makes it easy for both Jo and myself to update the site, from any computer with internet access, and more importantly, without requiring any knowledge of HTML.

This also allows all of you out there to leave comments for each post. No login is required so get to it!

Finally, I'm working with a new PHP script which will allow us to post new photo's onto the site in a way that is much easier than before. Hopefully this will be working soon.

See you all later,
Matt & Jo