I'm sure this will be of interest to all you .NET programmers - have you heard about the 2008 Adelaide International Cello Festival?
The main programme runs from Friday 11th - Sunday 20th April.
This is totally out of my league, but I might see if I can go and catch one or two things. Nothing like seeing experts in their field to inspire you.
Looks like UniSA's loss is Flinders University's gain - Ben has accepted a position there, seeing as UniSA didn't want to hang on to him.
This is fantastic for Ben, and I'm really pleased for him - apart from being a whole lot more convenient for him to get to work!
Last month, members of the Blackwood Hills Baptist Church Bike Club had a Hill Climb race in Belair National Park.
Turns out none other than my Dad won on handicap! Check out some nice photos of the day (including a few with Dad, though they didn't manage to get one of him crossing the finish line).
Yesterday, the final "Managing Change Plan" for the Flexible Learning Centre was released, as far as the areas that aren't being disputed by the NTEU.
A quick read has revealed that my position will transfer to ISTS on April 21st. I'm currently on leave until mid-May so I'm not expecting that to affect me much. There's also a review and evaluation of the whole process scheduled in 12 months time - that will make interesting reading.
One other thing I learned last week was that there's no chance of me getting a redundancy package instead of my position moving. I figured this might be the case, but when $$$s are involved you want to make sure.
Having a break has been a good thing though:
- Time to do some jobs around home (including getting ready for G3's arrival next month)
- Taking the kids to school/sport.
- Spending a bit more time with the kids before the new baby arrives.
- Appreciation of what Narelle has been doing getting the kids ready every morning when I would normally be heading off to work.
- Allowed Narelle to pick up some part-time work doing flu vaccinations at the local GP clinic.
- Visiting Ikea and assembling various pieces of recently-purchased furniture.
- Considering my work options (which almost certainly mean leaving UniSA for greener pastures)
As I've said to a couple of people already, you definitely know you're on holidays when you start to lose track of what day it is!