This evening I flew out of Melbourne to Canberra for this network IDS training course I'm supposed to be doing. The course starts on Monday, but I asked the powers that be at Telstra if I could make the trip up there on Friday instead of Sunday, and just pay for my own accommodation or crash with a friend. They said all was well, so off I go.

I'll be staying with a friend, Dale, for the weekend. She's a Brisbanite, so I guess we're pretty much going to be united in hating the weather

It's my first trip to Canberra - never ever been to "Our Nation's Capital" before - so I'm really looking forward to it.

Anyway, off to catch my plane I go.