It’s been a bit of an unusual Friday for me, and with a lack of personal posts on this blog, I thought I might fill you in on my day.
Our little boy turned one this week, so here’s a cute photo of him answering his phone to start off. Hello?
The morning kicked off with [#NewcastleCoffee](https://twitter.com/#search?q=%23newcastlecoffee) at [Sprocket](http://www.sprocketroasters.com.au/), a meetup of locals on Friday morning for coffee and a chat. When you work for yourself, it’s great to get out of the home office and meet some real people. Who says Twitter & Facebook lead to less social interaction?
Here’s a photo of some of those attending. The toes are mine. Topics of discussion included politics (spill anyone?), kids, small business, HR, cameras, networking and much more. Anybody’s welcome.
After coffee, I went for a bit of a walk and got started on a personal photography project of mine. Here’s just a little taste: what if the world was just Nobby’s Beach? (I’d probably have to claim dibs on the lifesaver building.)
From there I checked out the Hunter Street Mall. It’s now open to one-way traffic, which means there’s a few lines painted in and the odd carpark. Apparently $300,000 of our rates went to fund that.
Anyway, what’s walking down the mall without being accosted by a charity or two? I turned the tables, and got Narelle and Colin from [Plan International](http://plan-international.org/), a children’s sponsorship organisation, to pose for a photo.
Then it was time to finish up, and head back home to get some ‘real’ work done. I’ll leave you with where you’d like to be this afternoon.
And a bit more of a traditional view of Nobby’s. Lovely day for the beach.
Have a tops weekend.