Paranoid Nonsense

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

From The Sydney Morning Herald: "I personally think it's over-the-top paranoia to make you feel scared," said Anthony Miller, manager of the Museum of Sydney Cafe in Bridge Street, which was surrounded yesterday by wire fences, hordes of police and undercover officers. "On Monday an APEC security officer asked us to limit ...

Rainy drought

Monday, May 15th, 2006

London is in the middle of the most serious drought in over a decade, maybe one hundred years, and today tough water restrictions were announced. You can no longer wash your car, water your garden, or fill your fountain or swimming pool. I'm finding the whole thing fairly laughable. Heavy dark ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Photos from Japan #2 – Mt Fuji

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Early the next day after I arrived, the wedding party, comprising Martin, Mieko, Ann (Martin's Mum), Kevin (Martin's Dad), Eileen (Martin's Dad's partner,) Louise (Martin's sister) and her boyfriend Stewart, Martin's aunts Sue, Catherine and Jenny and I all went to Mt Fuji in a hire car and van driven ...

A Hot Day For Geocaching

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Paddocks End by The Reigate Squires S 33° 48.395 E 151° 12.368 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Terrain: 2 out of 5 The march of progress. This area has been known for years as the Willoughby Paddocks and was the subject of an ...

A Cold in Summer

Friday, January 27th, 2006

I've got a lousy cold. Went to bed at 6pm Wednesday night and was too sick to get out of bed yesterday, which was a pity because it was Australia Day. Watched the fireworks from bed. Still feeling crook today. I'm supposed to go out for lunch with the Bennetts ...

$1.39.9

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Just filled up my car for the drive to uni tomorrow. $1.39.9 A new record.

Another big geocaching day

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Ruff and Tumble by The 2 Dogs S 33° 42.176 E 151° 10.299 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: **1/2 Terrain: *** The last 2 dogs cache chase of the year, could turn out to be the curliest as you RUFF ...

Big Geocaching Day

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Over the Wall by The 2 Dogs S 33° 48.741 E 151° 18.165 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 Terrain: 2.5 A very tricky conundrum this one and it's not for the faint hearted. Which side ...

Beautiful

Friday, November 26th, 2004

Saw a beautiful sight this morning. I was walking to my car to go to work when I looked up. The jacaranda is past its peak flowering stage, but the blue-purple flowers around the edges are still thick. I saw branches thick with flowers, and others bare and stark, against ...

Belgium Beer Cafe

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

Natalie's birthday today. Me, Darren, my Mum and Dad, Graeme (Natalie's boyfriend) and his parents and brother, Natalie's Mum and Grandma, and friends Ian and Caroline, all went to the Belgium Beer Caf� in the Rocks. I planned to blog this at the Belgium Beer Cafe, where the party was held ...

A Good Dog

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Proving he has finally left his wild puppy days behind him, my dog managed to charm the dog groomers yesterday. When I came along after work to pick him up, the groomers told me they'd spoken the words 'turn around' while he was being bathed and he obligingly turned around ...