Janette Toral sharing her tourist experience in Australia.

Tuesday 28 August 2007

110 Blogs and Adelaide Weekend

Many thanks to everyone who took the time in getting to know how Ratified works. Also to Lavender, Shai, and Andrew for giving a shoutout about the service.

I have added 110 blogs as of this blog post and still have more or less 28 blogs to go from my Australia Top 100 Blogs and Blog Juice list.

Many thanks to the blog owners who submitted the following for ratification: (excluded from this list are those we added directly from the Australia Top 100 Blogs and Blog Juice)
  1. http://www.swollenpickles.com
  2. http://www.motordude.com
  3. http://www.digitalburn.org
  4. http://cookalmostanything.blogspot.com
  5. http://www.masey.com.au
  6. http://nickhodge.com/
  7. http://www.miscmum.com/
  8. http://adelaidegreenporridgecafe.blogspot.com
  9. http://www.semanticallydriven.com
  10. http://www.imaginif.com.au/~ima33724/blog/
  11. http://www.shaicoggins.com/
  12. http://justmakemoneyonline.com/
  13. http://chrysaliscreativity.com/
  14. http://www.abundancehighway.com
  15. http://www.thinkinghomebusiness.com
  16. http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr
  17. http://airminded.org/
  18. http://www.invoiceplace.com/blog
  19. http://www.dodgypete.com/
  20. http://blog.sitemost.com.au/
  21. http://bowerbirdbeads.blogspot.com/
  22. http://www.roadlesstravelled.com.au
  23. http://artworkanonymous.blogspot.com/
  24. http://photographyanonymous.blogspot.com/
  25. http://birdanonymous.blogspot.com
  26. http://www.byootaful.com
  27. http://www.snoskred.org
  28. http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com
  29. http://delicategeniusblog.com/
  30. http://www.howtoliveonline.com
  31. http://www.craigharper.com.au/
  32. http://psychmatters.blogspot.com
  33. http://johblogs.blogspot.com
  34. http://facibus.com/onblogging
  35. http://onblogging.com.au
  36. http://facibusreviews.com/blog
  37. http://www.tamaleaver.net/
  38. http://www.enjoyperth.net/
  39. http://www.pencilportraits.com.au/blog
  40. http://www.acidlabs.org/service/blog
  41. http://manwithnoblog.com
  42. http://www.purecaffeine.com
  43. http://weblog.200ok.com.au/
  44. http://librariansmatter.com/blog
  45. http://kay.smoljak.com/
  46. http://www.velvet.id.au/
  47. http://tedalog.blogspot.com/
  48. http://tedamenu.blogspot.com/
  49. http://tedreviewperth.blogspot.com/
  50. http://zencookbook.blogspot.com/
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I just had my first week in Adelaide and got used in being the caretaker of the household while the kids now go to school. My daughter in year 9 is having a tough time to adjust. Good thing she has two older siblings who can check her out during the break.

Running an online business while working on some projects in the Philippines is manageable so far. It seems I will miss the upcoming Adelaide Meet Up as I will be teaching software project scoping and planning at that time.

Last Saturday, we visited the South Australia Museum and checked out the National Science Week exhibit. We've spotted the following:
  1. There's a club called the Starship Mawson that caters to all science fiction, fantasy, and cult genres.
  2. There's a campaign to bring butterflies back to Adelaide where everyone is encourage to create a butterfly-friend habitat. All of us can participate by planting butterfly and caterpillar food plants. You can also join the Butterfly Conservation SA and know more about the butterflies of South Australia.
  3. Jasmin and Janin got the chance to touch a diamond python.
  4. Surprised to find that there's a group called the Mars Society of Australia whose goal is the human exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.
  5. I got hold of information about the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Flinders Ranges. If events will go as planned, that is one place I surely want to visit during the school break this October.
  6. I also got a flyer that details activities for children and families up to January 2008 organized by the Art Gallery of South Australia. At the back of it promotes a site that talks about positive minds and mental health. It's a nice site but I think my kids will find it weird if I ask them to check it out.
Last but not the least, I got an email from Charmayne Paul about encouraging bloggers to take part in a global relay as support for the Child Protection Week and make a flag of commitment. Let us all take part!

I'm submitting this article in the Carnival of Australia.


Char Paul said...

thx for spreading the word and for putting your hand up :-)


Andrew Boyd said...

Hi Janet,

thanks for the link and please keep up the good work :)

Best regards, Andrew

Colin Campbell said...

Thanks for the link Janet.

I too am often surprised how many things are on the go in the so called backwater of Adelaide. Interesting list of things to follow up on.