Today’s photo is of the old service station on the main road at Speers Point, New South Wales, Australia. I can barely remember a time when this place served as a normal petrol/service station in the conventional sense (in Australia). It was being used as a mechanic’s shop which sold a bit of petrol now and then about the time when this photo was taken.
I now have an Internet Radio Station at Blip.fm. Anyone can listen to the music by going to my Blip.fm site at:
While not a radio station in the sense of what you get on the radio, the radio station that I have begun have a play list that will grow over time, playing songs from the 1980s through to today. There may be an odd song from out of that time period, but that would be the general time frame.
What sort of music? Well, there won’t be anything too heavy there, so I suppose the music could be described as easy listening pop/rock.
I have only just started at Blip.fm, but there is some music there already and it will steadily grow. You’ll soon get a feel for the sort of music I like.
OK – so this Blog is about posting a photo every day and the photo is to capture some aspect of my life/experience that I can share with others. Well, today’s photo provides something of an insight into what I do on a Monday morning at work, once every three weeks.
I guess the task that has been photographed can be seen to be something terribly mundane and monotonous. However, it is part of my job and something that is essential in the operation of the retirement village in which I work. It is also plays an important part in providing (granted it is a small part, yet essential part) the overall experience that is living in the over 55s retirement resort at Tea Gardens Grange. It is another task that is taken care of for the people living in the village and adds to that terrific retirement experience that is Grange living at Tea Gardens.
Is it mundane and boring? I guess it is a mundane task – it certainly isn’t a romantic task. Is it boring – not really. I have the opportunity of interacting with many of the residents as I go about my task, as well as interacting with other staff both involved in the same task or otherwise. Also, the surroundings in which I work are hardly oppressive in any sense whatsoever. So in short, it is a part of my job that needs to be done and is not a task I would describe as particularly burdensome. Sure, you can make it that way if you wish – but I do not find it that way at all.
So what is the task – collecting the garbage bins and delivering them to the garbage pick up location and then cleaning the bins afterwards.