Saturday, 29 August 2009

Photos: Royal Botanical Gardens

Photo album from a walk to Royal Botanical Gardens. My favorite spot in Melbourne.

2009-08-27 Royal Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Beyondblue is a site dedicated to address the issues related to depression. Good advice, useful information, links. 
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments with a key goal of raising community awareness about depression and reducing stigma associated with the illness. 

Web Site

Friday, 14 August 2009

Spring is here

The Spring is definitely here. Yesterday, after a few days of drizzle and for/clouds, the temperature was quite high. It made me think that soon the t-shirts will be required as it is getting too warm. And the Sun was strong enough to give a hint of what's ahead in the warm season.
I have to say I'm hardly waiting to get rid of the heater - that saves life during winter, as the house has a poor insulation. Well, *have* is a compliment, really. The house has no insulation whatsoever is more likely description.
Today the forecast is 20 degrees. This is more like it. Goodbye Winter!

Oh, yes, and the days are getting longer. It is still a daylight and the orange colors of the Sun are visible after I'm done with work. Feels much better.

Friday, 7 August 2009

MaxMagnus Comics!

Wohoo! I finally found the MaxMagnus comics series. It's an old series I enjoyed very much but was never able to complete the whole series. I was unable to find any traces of it in years. This is great!
Maxmagnus - Skenirani stripovi - Stripzona

Thursday, 6 August 2009

AusPost Postage Rates

At the link below you can find the AusPost postage calculator for domestic and international letters and parcels.
Australia Post, Calculate postage rates

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Good Fortune

Fortune goes round, I guess, and what goes up must come down. And vice versa. It is interesting to witness how things change, whether you do something about it or not. I have been quite passive in the past year or so and so many things have happened, one would not believe it. While, during the past years, I've been quite proactive and, at the end, I had a feeling that no matter I do there are only so many things I can actually influence.
Anyway, things are moving for the better at the moment and I have a wonderful year in front of me without any perceived worries along the way. Let's see what more life has to bring.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Creating a Will in Australia

I'm looking how to create a will. It seems to be relatively simple process for simple cases like mine. In brief

A Valid Will is one that is able to be put
into effect and will be accepted by a court of law. To be Valid The
Willmaker/Testator must be mentally competent and,your Will must be

1. In writing,

2. Signed at the bottom by the testator (you) and

3. Witnessed by at least two people. The testator and the witnesses must all be present when the will is signed.
At the link below, you can create a will online:
Create Free Online Will - AAMI Insurance Australia
Superannuation, while may be subject to the will, may not necessarily be so. Usually, a superannuation fund will have a form you need to submit to make a death benefit nomination. The details for VicSuper are here.