I live on the edge of suburban London, and I just can't imagine what life must be like so far from your nearest neighbour. Still, you have found a good way to "meet" lots of people with at least one common interest. Whatever your circumstances, Hayley's music makes life seem better. I hope you can find a lot more of it.
We have several active young lady members from Australia, so I'm sure you'll soon feel at home here if you don't already. I hope you enjoy chatting with all of us and I'm looking forward to your future posts.
This thread should help you to post photographs on the forum.
Hi Tracy and welcome to the forum from Central England.
I see you've already been given some advice but there's a huge amount of information here so don't be too worried if you get lost from time to time - we're a friendly bunch so, if you get lost, just ask for help and someone will put you on the right track.
You mention that you've already found some pictures so maybe you've already discovered the concert board. There are lots of concert threads and many have pictures and videos. As one of the photo contributors, I can confirm that you are welcome to download as many pictures as you like. All we ask is that if you want to use any for other than personal use is that you credit the photographer and/or HWI
You mentioned in your introduction that you discovered Hayley by hearing her singing on the radio - can you remember the name of the song? It would be interesting to know.
Hi again. Thank you so much to all for the welcome and friendship, I will most definitely check out all the threads here, quite a lot to get through though. to answer some questions, the song on the radio was called sparkle in your eyes and it was a duet with a male singer who I think came from Belgium. Ive already downloaded around 40 photos onto my laptop, great photography. And Ive seen quite a few of Hayley's performances on U tube although my speakers on my laptop are not the most impressive speakers she is still awesome to listen too. John, you said you cannot imagine what its like living in the outback, but at the moment I am visiting friends in Sydney until Friday and I really have to tell you that yesterday I was out in their back yard hanging some washing on the line and I noticed the neighbors standing on the rear porch watching me, so I waved and called out Hello, nice day isn't it, they just glanced at me and run inside, I am so amazed that neighbors here don't really communicate a lot, and if your travel ling on public transport and say hello to people they think your a bit strange .I actually feel safer on my farm in the middle of the never never even while dads away then I could ever feel here. With radio of the air which is how I had my early education, well school of the air we used to call it I got to meet many many people through that and I find it rather difficult to comprehend the loneliness of the city and I often feel like a little mouse rushing around trying to keep up with the rest of the community when I am visiting here. We usu sally go into Broken Hill once a month for supplies, and no it still hasn't been fixed yet ,(local joke) but we usually stay over night as to try to get through the town in one day is near on impossible due to people wanting to stop and talk lol, which is great.plus the fact its a 8 to 9 hour round trip. Can I ask is there a likely hood of Hayley ever visiting Australia for a few concerts, does anyone know her schedule for future world tours. And just one other thing if I might, I have noticed Hayley has a twitter here on her website, does that automatically come through to here or does someone have to cross reference it. much love Tracy.
Hello Tracy. Welcome to HWI, another Ozzie so thanks for joining, I’m only new myself but my daughter and husband have been a member for some time, but her and her friend who is also a member are off globe trotting at the moment .I have been as far up as lightning ridge and it certainly is a stark contrast to what we are used to here. You mention School of the Air, I’ve heard of this and I was wondering do you do that by radio or computer, can you see other children and what sort of interaction do you get with other children. I’m fascinated and I guess your mum has to be a school teacher 5 days a week. I am not real up to date with workings of this site but there are plenty of lovely people here that will guide you, don’t be afraid to ask, we all love Hayley and her magnificent voice so you are in good company. JennieB.
Hi again. Thanks again for the welcomes and the info guys, to answer your question Jennie the school of the air used to be radio, but they introduced satellite back around 2003 or 4, so in later years it has changed to laptops so yes I did get to see and talk to the other kids on the air, we also had what we called Mini School, thats where a host station would have all the kids of the air out for a weekend to camp and it was run by teachers and supporters, that was fantastic and I used to love it. Each station took it in turn to run and we used to play games together and have dances and the like. As for your question about my mum being a teacher, sadly we lost mum to ovarian cancer when I was around 7 so dad basically helped me through the schooling years, there is only my dad and I here and we get casual workers in occasional when we have a big muster or for shearing and lamb and cattle marking or drenching..Most of the stations share the casual workers so it all runs pretty smooth. Thank you Richard for showing me that thread so I've opened a photo bucket account and uploaded a couple of photos. so I gather I post those in the photography thread, this is going to be daunting, ::)I can ride a horse, drive a bull dozer and a semi trailer, ride a motor bike and quad, drive versatile tractors and rope stock, but when it comes to the technical side of computers I'm about as usefully as a boil on the bum of a boundary rider :-/but will give anything a go. This is all rather exciting, haven't had this much fun since I rode a wild bull at the last local rodeo.it was a dare, so had to give it a try lol.ohhh and I fell off after 3 seconds, but I shouldn't admit that should I. much love Tracy.
Hi Tracy! Welcome to the forum from Spain! Nice to know you are already having fun with us, I am sure we'll all enjoy your company too!
As for Hayley's schedule... Well, for now, we are looking forward for her album with Ennio Morricone, which is expected by the end of the year (october/november). There's also a small Christmas tour through Britain. That's pretty much all we have confirmed, but then, there were some statements that suggest an international tour soon, maybe next year, but we don't have any solid information on that tour yet. But, of course, you can always hope Hayley will go to Australia, I understand she is quite known there. In the meantime, I know the group Celtic Woman, where Hayley was featured for some time, is having a tour on Australia soon, you may be interested in that.
So delighted you are feeling happy parading through our webs and yes, when ever we know of a confirmed concert tour we post details in advance, look at the concert thread or Hayley's schedule.
Great hearing from you and you telling us about your life and the contrast between living on your station and visiting the 'nearby' town and the contrast with Sydney.
these may seem everyday to you but to us, or certainly to me, i find it fascinating to learn of other people's life-styles. I have friends in Canada and US and odd though it may seem just being apart of their everyday life is an exciting experience.
I hope to make a visit to Oz some day...!!! I had entertained thoughts when Hayley was last intending to do a NZ tour which was cancelled due to promotional agent problems, I believe. She is due out your way BUT she is supposedly due in the States again soon...!!
Just keep logging in here and keep abreast of what is going on and do tell us about your day as you go through your life.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.
This is all rather exciting, haven't had this much fun since I rode a wild bull at the last local rodeo.it was a dare, so had to give it a try lol.ohhh and I fell off after 3 seconds, but I shouldn't admit that should I.
You must have let go of the handlebars:
I see you've mastered posting photographs already, so you could say it's as easy as falling off a log bull!
Welcome to HWI I'm sure you'll love it here, I hope your Internet connection stays consistent Btw, I'm from Singapore, and where I stay, there are umm probably at least 50 households within a 200 METRE radius of my home! The kind of peace and quiet you get must be pretty amazing! See you around the forum
You are water on a hot summer day
for a thirsty daughter, finding her way.