Sunday, 31 August 2008

Last day of winter

It's cold and rainy, and time for a change of colours to celebrate the change of season. Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and Canberra is covered in yellow wattle.

I took this photo at the University of Canberra yesterday. All the tertiary institutions in Canberra have an Open Day together each year, and I'd never been to the University of Canberra, so it seemed like a good enough reason to go and have a stickybeak. Miss Tizz came with me (the husband wasn't even vaguely interested, and the X-man was busy searching for Ripjaws, who was lost in the grass somewhere (he was found eventually - all good).

The first thing we came across was a secondhand book stall, so then I had to carry a heavy bag of books around for the remainder of our excursion. Oops.

We each had a hug from Brumby Jack - not that we're big rugby fans, but we know him in another life ;)

There were microscopes to peer into, stuffed spotted quolls & koala skeletons to examine, architecture models & graphic design work to exclaim over, and many corridors and flights of stairs to walk up and down. And a Shrek jumping castle.

Next year we'll pick another uni to check out ...

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