|Blue sky rarity, at 6.12am|
The sun had just risen and was peeking over the trees. Never mind that just a couple of hours later I needed my umbrella to dash between the buildings at work. Oh well, a brief but nice reminder.
Queenslanders are talking a lot about the weather at the moment. We've had a lot of rain of late, but there is more to come.
Today though was the second Monday of my new semester at South Bank, in Brisbane and so I was looking forward to a 'typical' commuter experience, catching the bus to work, door-to-door in 30 minutes (yes, it all worked) and teaching a great group of students. What more could there be to like about the day, blue sky or rain.
|Compact paper on a compact beach. |
A break around 11.12am
One advantage of working in Brisbane's centre is that a coffee break can be a walk across the road and into an entirely different vista. OK, my campus on the SunCoast has kangaroos, but I'm a water baby and even the glistening pool (yep, more sun!) even at South Bank can bring a sense of 'relax'. It even made the 'compact' edition of the Sydney Morning Herald more palatable. Big day of course, for the media. Much of the media was in fact about the decision of Fairfax to kill off the broadsheet and replace it with the tabloid size. SMH has been doing this for ages on the weekend anyway so really, no big deal. But, the media-tragic that I am, I had to have a copy in hand...
|The busway, a regular commuter,|
I enjoyed the class, we have the advantage of being a small group and that allows a lot of interaction and I sense we will develop a good sense of shared learning. I will look forward to the next three months. I do also like the fact that I'm just a regular commuter, so at 6.12pm at the bus stop on the busway on the way home, seemed quite right. It was like the sun shining again, almost.