Observation Tuesdays -ASIO

A while back this strange graffiti appeared on the cycleway where I rode to work in Moore Park. It caused quite a stir when it did. A man said – you have done nothing wrong. They have a lot of explaining to do.

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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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MSG #22 – Christmas Festivity @ Misky Cravings

We headed out to distant Misky Cravings in Fairfield. This as in part as Yacinta has just been to Peru. Cetrainly the food was very good and much more of a cultural mix that I would have ever thought. My favourite was certainly the Purple Corn Juice. Which apparently is the source of . . . → Read More: MSG #22 – Christmas Festivity @ Misky Cravings

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.

NSW State Election 2011

I headed off to the NSW state election 2011 and voted at the Marrickville Town Hall. The greens were very confident of winning the seat, but in the end they missed out. Unfortunately, I did not know one of my friend’s party was on the list, or I would have given them my . . . → Read More: NSW State Election 2011

English as a second Language

A long time ago (January 1993), in China, Barbra, who taught English as a second language at RMIT, said that I spoke English like and advanced chinese student who spoke English as a second language.

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At the top of possum shoot

After Mullumbimby, I headed off with Ann and George. We stopped at the top of Possum Shoot. For some reason up here some of the palces are called shoots. So we stayed on Skinners Shoot.

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A walk in Cocoparra National Park

On my weekend trip to Griffith, I stopped at Cocoparra National Park. I did not get to the top of the mountain as I intended, but instead ended up in the Spring Hill Picnic Area and doing the walk to the very dry, Flacon Falls.

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RSL clubs as they exist in NSW and QLD seem to show one of the great political divides in Australia. The divide between the north-eastern states (qld/nsw) and the rest. I’ve always found RSL clubs a bit weird. They only exist in their guise as drinking and gambling dens in these states. I suppose . . . → Read More: RSL