27 September, 2013

new me

About 10 years ago, Kate and I got some photos taken and one of those has been my profile photo ever since. After a couple of false starts, I finally got some new photos done today. Here are some and if you look to the right, my new profile photo too.

19 September, 2013


Given that today is talk like a pirate day, I thought this was appropriate
My pirate name is:
Mad Bess Kidd
Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Even though you're not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a fine, reliable pirate. Arr!
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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15 September, 2013

Big day of caching ahead

Starting in Ballarat and heading towards Smythesdale, 18km on a rail trail.  It was just going to be me, then one other.  Now there could be as many as 6 of us!  The geocaching Melbourne facebook page has been working hard.
The weather should be cool, but nice, so I'm hoping for a good day.
Report to follow

07 September, 2013

Australia, I love you but....

What's with you people?? why in the hell have you all elected these arseholes?!? I mean seriously, I didn't vote for them....
I'm disappointed in you all.

02 September, 2013

Restumping - Part 3

And I'm back from Canberra and the restumping is magically finished!! there are cracks in the walls everywhere, in most rooms.  The front room is the worst, but that's to be expected. Apparently it was 4 cm different to the rest of the house. At least I hadn't painted in there. There are a few cracks in the purple room, on the feature wall :( I hope I have enough to repair the repair.
Old stumps
New stumps

Next job has to be the guttering.  Apparently a lot of the water that should flow away just sits under the house.  Not so good.