Wandering around Marrickville on NYE

I went for a little wander around the suburb. In future years, I will do a whole night I think. There are so many places to take photos of.

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Photos posted in December 2009

alternative ideas for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

I have been watching this race for a long time. I used to watch the start at my grandfather’s farm Lightwood, near Jingellic on the Murray River. I mean, there was not much else to do apart from farm work. So it was good to see the start in person when I moved . . . → Read More: alternative ideas for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Stereopony (ステレオポニー) - Tsukiakari no Michishirube

Kerry posted this little gem. I right clicked on it and got an unexpected option, Copy Embed Code, so I did! Here is the result.

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KFC No More

When I first moved to Marrickville there was a McDonalds, KFC and Subway. The McDonalds did not last long. Now the KFC is closed. I have never been inside the KFC. Alas a Pizza Hut has opened in the mean time. These American Fast Food outlets have a hard time competing with the . . . → Read More: KFC No More

Global Warming Summit in Copenhagen

I have to say I am very disappointed with the inability of the world leaders to reach an agreement. Clearly they are only interested in their own vested interests and not interested in getting an agreed outcome. It is another reason why the current world’s governance system is sadly broken. But, here are . . . → Read More: Global Warming Summit in Copenhagen

Orphans Christmas

Well, I guess it is the third one, or is it the second, no I’m sure it is the third. We went back to the magnificent Balls Head. The rain held off until after we had eaten, so we hastily retreated to Crows Nest. I had planned to ride, but with the pending . . . → Read More: Orphans Christmas

Le Tour De Disneyland

I am not sure that I have ever been up at 4:30 AM on Christmas Day before, but today I was. I headed down Marrickville road to Mic Mazza’s to see Gi and co head off on their intrepid ride to Melbourne and for some, onto Tasmania. They are travelling light and expecting . . . → Read More: Le Tour De Disneyland

War in Afghanistan

This was a strangely militaristic dream. It is a once off dream.

I am in a tent in Russia occupied Afghanistan. It is filled with western journalists and photographers. There are many rebel soldiers guarding the camp. Good news! an Agreement with northern alliance. Peace at last. Hiding in the hills from occupation . . . → Read More: War in Afghanistan

SPB Christmas Dinner

Real Beef Sausages

We had a Christmas dinner, as is becoming usual, at the Australian Hotel. There were a few new members, who mostly seemed to be people from England, the ones that had not been scared off by V. I had the real beef (as opposed to fake beef) sausages. They . . . → Read More: SPB Christmas Dinner