We headed over to Hoppers Crossing to drop the girls off at Andrew’s new girlfriends place. On the way back we considered many options for dinner: Williamstown, Footscray, Carlton, Brunswick Street; but we ended up walking down Smith Street in Collingwood, partly because the parking was easier and partly because we wanted to . . . → Read More: Masak Masak
Lest we forget the soldiers who fought in the Korean Police Action who were therefore denied the same pensions and benefits as people who fought in a normal war would be entitled.
The advantage of being in Melbourne for Melbourne Cup is that you get a holiday and you can completely ignore the race because you don’t have to go to some work function and watch the thing while eating food and drinking alcohol. I spent my whole life ignoring the Melbourne Cup. I have never been . . . → Read More: Observation Tuesdays – Melbourne Cup
After Andrew picked up the girls we headed our to visit the soon-to-be-ours new house. On the way we saw the signs to the Kalorama – Mount Dandenong CFA fund raising sale and decided to go there first. Kirsten bought a bunch of things while I bough a sausage at the sausage sizzle.
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With the current unusually hot weather in Sydney and the fires that happened on a catastrophic fire day. My mind turns to the topic of global warming and the increase in extreme hot weather events in Australia.
The conservative politicians say that speaking of these matters is a sign of disrespect . . . → Read More: Global Warming, bush fires and politics
We will soon be moving from Kalorama to Monbulk. I was talking to a woman in the bus. She was horrified and advised that we get good locks and maybe even an alarm system as Monbulk is very much more at risk than Kalorama.
Doing some research on the internet I . . . → Read More: Burglary Rate
I have been going to IKEA and buying stuff for decades. But it turns out Kirsten had never been. She comes from a class of snobby people who think “the problem with shopping at Ikea is that everyone knows you shopped at Ikea”
After a bit of an adventure to Dandenong . . . → Read More: IKEA, Springvale
We got the relo only a short time before we were due to go away. I took it down to Lilydale Auto Electrics who had helped me out of a bind before when the electric window on the ford would not wind up.
The problem with the relo . . . → Read More: 9 power outlets
This is a new dream.
I am driving the relo along a freeway at night. I have semi trailers around me. Slowly the number of them increases. Eventually I am boxed in by them. We are all travelling at freeway speeds.
I am now in a forest beside the freeway. To . . . → Read More: Bounding Brown Animals
It was with some trepidation and excitement that we drove the relo up to Sydney. We had only just purchased it and it is old with a lot of kilometers on the clock. Also, it had minimal maintenance over the last 100,000 km.
As we pulled into Holbrook off the highway . . . → Read More: Death of the CV joint