Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, October 2018

Today was a very miscellaneous day, and so I have ended up with a very miscellaneous collection of photos for this month’s 12 of 12. I kept forgetting to take photos for some of the things which were happening, and so, as I tried to get a full set of 12 shots, the degree of miscellaneity got even worse.

The day began with the sun and clouds interacting on Mt Wellington.

Six months on, the legacy of my breast cancer diagnosis is, fortunately, just a simple tablet at breakfast-time (well, actually, there were other consequences, but this is the only ongoing treatment thing I have to do).

One of my PhD students had corrections to do with her thesis (lots of them, but only really minor ones), and my task is to check them. There are a few more tweaks still to make as this list suggests, but by the end of the day she had done them.

In the afternoon I needed to pick up a friend of mine who lives on a sandy coast. The Gazanias are growing in profusion where she lives, brightening up the roadside verges. They always remind me of my now-departed Uncle Ian who used to have a shack down at Murdunna where these also grew.

My friend gave some of her proteas to my Mum and me.

After completing the errands with my friend I headed back up to town, where the light over the mountain was lovely but less so by the time I got up onto Rosny Hill to take a photo … and so I took a photo of the yachts and the bridge instead.

On Friday nights I often have dinner with Mum and Dad, and as often as not it is take-away Praties (roast potatoes with toppings of your choice).

As I returned home from Mum and Dad’s, and unsure whether or not I had enough photos, I took a shot of the big development that is going on at the old golf course (this was the site of one of my brother’s geocache hides, which was the best caching challenge I’ve ever done, but now it is no more 🙁 ).

In the evening I went for a walk through Lindisfarne, along the river and around the bay.

And when I arrived home I caught up with the new Doctor Who.

[The “12 of 12” project involves taking 12 photos on the 12th of the month, thus providing the opportunity to get snapshots of different aspects of your life. This is the 110th instalment since 2009.]

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