Seymour Flower Show

For years we have been invited to go to the show. But we have always had some reason why we could not make it. This was our first visit.

We headed out from Monbulk after the girls made their own breakfast and went to Safeway to swap theirs dream works cards.

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Photo Mondays – 2012 March 19 – Enmore Fireworks #2

Fire work from the Australia Day celebration in 2010 in Enmore Park, Marrickville. Adds a little sparkle to your iPhone 4 case. You can purchase this iPhone 4 case by clicking on the image below.

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Marrickville to the city loop via Royal Botanic Gardens

I did a ride as sweep with Bike Marrickville. We rode from the Addison Road Center to Stanmore where we crossed under the station using the evil steps, up through Annandale along the surprisingly pleasant White’s Creek Lane, over the ANZAC bridge, through Pyrmont and over the Pyrmont bridge. Then through Darling Harbour, . . . → Read More: Marrickville to the city loop via Royal Botanic Gardens

Photo Mondays – 2011 September 26 – Barrenjoey Headland

Ku-ring-gai National Park. In foreground is pitt water. Then Barrenjoey Hedland and Palm Beach. Behind is Tasman Sea. There are two sail boats sailing on Pitt Water. You can now purchase this image on Getty.

Video Sunday – 2011 July 24

Marajuana Australiana, one of my favourite bushwackers songs.

Sustainable Cities Index

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s Sustainable Cities Index for 2010 was released. Here is a list of the cities I have lived in, with the addition of the Sunshine Coast as I spent so many of my school holidays there. Perhaps my grandparents knew they were onto something when they moved to Caloundra in . . . → Read More: Sustainable Cities Index

Lucky (幸)

We had a bit of a discussion about the work lucky today. In a normal sense it is to do with chance and being lucky in that chance (particularly over things you have no control of) gave you a good outcome. But in Australian and Chinese it has different meanings.

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Digital TVs

I was just reading the Australian Government’s site on the conversion to digital TV. Two of the reasons they give for switching over are a complete load of lies, though the rest of the reasons are good ones. The recorded format of the TV signal is completely independent of the format that is . . . → Read More: Digital TVs

An Australia Day Missive

Well as all pundits get on with their self appointed task of telling everyone how great Australia is, it is a good time for reflection on all the other bits. I have never believed in Nationalism. I guess it is like Religion. It as an opiate of the masses, but more than that . . . → Read More: An Australia Day Missive

Animioto iPhone playing


While at the Marrickville Road Cafe this morning I downloaded and played with the animoto video application. Here are the two results. I also tried the new special omelette dish.

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