Skip to main content
Buy TET Life art on Skateboards and more. etourist Skateboards Store.

The remaining days and flying home.

Road Trip Days 26, 27, 28 and 29: 17th to 20th June 2007

The remaining three days of my trip were mostly catching up with family again. Trying to spend as much time as possible with all of them before returning to Gawler on Wednesday.

There's not a lot that I did that can be related in a blog since you don't really want to know family conversations and I don't think it would be right telling you about the things we discussed.

However in between family stuff I had to prepare to go home. Monday morning I washed all my dirty clothes so there wouldn't be much to go in the wash when I arrived home.

Tuesday morning was my final chance to record video in my studio that I could use for my planned film for my Jac Leaps Again Painting. It was a bit of a rushed job to get all the footage shot before lunch time but I managed it. (Despite a dove that insisted on pecking the roof continuously every time I wanted to record).

Then Tuesday night, after having come home relatively late from my mother's house it was time to pack. By about 1:30am I was all done and tucked up in bed. My flight was at 9am, Wednesday morning so I'd arranged with my Dad for a lift to the airport - getting there by 8am.

All went to plan. My Dad and my Mother were the only ones to see me off at the airport. Everyone else had to work at that time. Once my seat number was called up for boarding it was hugs all round and then I was on my way.

My plane was delayed for someone who hadn't turned up (and didn't turn up in the end). My ticket said this was a four hour flight but the pilot informed us it was only two and a half hours. I guess it depends which way you go? Direct to Adelaide flights head out across the sea, past the Australian bite. My original flight, when I moved to Adelaide, went inland with a stop over in Kalgoorlie - so that took a little longer.

I had a window seat and, since I love flying, spent most of the time looking out the window. Not that there was a great deal to see once we left the land behind. Just ocean and cloud formations but still breath taking. I had my camera for once so I took quite a few cliched photos from my position behind the right wing.

As much as I like visiting Perth, home is definitely in Gawler, South Australia. Perth kind of feels like somewhere else these days (i.e. not like home).

It was great to finally see my partner at the gate when my plane arrived at Adelaide airport. After a month apart it was definitely a happy moment to be reunited. This trip was the longest we've ever spent apart in seven years.

So this is the last post about my road trip. If you've been following along, I hope you found it interesting. I certainly saw more of my own country than I ever had before and I got to retrace some of the journey my family made in 1978 as well as revisit some family history.

Normal blog posting about random stuff that interests me will now resume!

Comments


Buy Gifts and Apparel featuring art by TET

Popular posts from this blog

Guest Post: MY SOOPER DOOPER NEW CONSERVATORY/ART STUDIO!

Jo's new Art Studio/Conservatory. Today's guest post is by Artist, Writer, and Mental Health Advocate, Jo B Creative who writes for her blog,  Creating My Oddessey . Y ou should see our (almost) brand new conservatory, half of which is my art studio. 'Lucky me!' I think to myself. Not every creative bod can boast that. It's HUGE! Like a giant greenhouse. We first moved to our pleasant cul-de-sac house - great for raising kids - when our son, who's on the cusp of thirty-one, was four. One of the main reasons that we wanted it was that, apart from its location on the fringes of a historic market town in rural Hampshire, UK, it had a sizable conservatory looking onto the back garden. It was brown wood framed and had a corrugated transparent roof sloping down from downstairs ceiling height. On the face of it, it doesn't sound that glamourous, but we loved the idea of a conservatory. Luxury! I even liked the red brick walls which it was built against -

Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Onesie #Sadbatman

Although we haven't seen it clearly for sure, film director Kevin Smith (who has seen a well lit, color photo of the suit), says Ben Affleck's Bat costume is pretty much identical to the Frank Miller, Dark Knight Returns suit. If that's true then Ben's world weary Batman will be going 'old school' and be wearing his underpants on the outside (as he should).

Course Review: YouTube for Bosses - Sunny Lenarduzzi. How to grow your YouTube Channel into a Business

YouTube for Bosses Free Mug...  or the most expensive mug  you'll ever buy? I've been subscribed to  Sunny Lenarduzzi's YouTube channel for a few years, learning a lot on how to grow a following on sites like YouTube and Instagram. If you have any interest in growing your own YouTube channel I'd highly recommend watching some of Sunny's videos on the subject.  Definitely explore her 2019 back catalogue for the most useful information. This year she's been on a bit of a 'being authentic' pivot that, personally, doesn't resonate all that much with me (but probably speaks volumes to anyone with similar experience). I'm not saying she shouldn't or isn't being authentic, it's just I didn't subscribe to hear stories about her life journey. To get back on track, Sunny runs a successful online business with her flagship course, YouTube for Bosses , a stand alone paid course that does act as something of a gateway to further paid (but opt

One Week on Light n' Easy #lightneasy

My partner, Enigma, and I recently decided to try Light n' Easy to replace all our daily meals in an effort to eat healthier (and not have to think at all about cooking evening meals). Enigma is about to embark on her third week of their full menu but I caved after one and opted just to get the dinners.

Book Review: Time Rich by Steve Glaveski

I remember listening to a podcast interview with Steve Glaveski where he talked about 'being in flow' and how artists and other creative people struggled with time management because they needed to be in the 'flow state' to do their most creative work. The 'flow state' is basically being on such a roll with whatever you're doing you don't want to stop just because your diary says you've scheduled something else for the next 30 minutes. I don't remember too much from the podcast but it really resonated with me so much that I immediately ordered a copy of Steve's second book, Time Rich - Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life  that he was promoting at the time. To cut straight to the bottom line, probably one of the most disappointing books I've read in quite a while. Which is not to say the content is bad, it's just the title and blurb information, in my opinion, completely misrepresents what the book is about. There is a strong sugges

Movie Review: Long Story Short (2021) *Very minor spoilers*

Written and directed by Australian actor, Josh Lawson, Long Story Short is a fun rom-com about putting things off until the 'right' time and maybe how that isn't a good strategy for life. Rafe Spall plays Teddy, a guy who has a reputation for putting things off, and waiting too long to act on important decisions like setting a wedding date to his fiance, Leanne (Zahra Newman). It's not that he's lazy or unmotivated, it's just that he likes to wait for the perfect time to act. One day while visiting his father's grave he meets a strange woman (Noni Hazlehurst) who promises to give him a gift on his wedding day. Teddy doesn't think too much of it but then, on his wedding day, he jumps forward a year in time, where Leanne is celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. Teddy barely has time to comprehend his predicament before he flashes forward to their two year anniversary. Long Story Short inevitably will be compared to the Bill Murray movie, Ground

Random Face Sketches to Robot Warrior Character Design

Future Soldier design by TET. Continuing on from my last post about the value of drawing without purpose , my latest video unintentionally demonstrates the point again. I set out to try and come up with something to draw for my next skateboarding/art video but didn't have any ideas in mind so I just started drawing faces. By the end of the session I had six very different faces drawn on a page in my sketch book.