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Coronavirus: time to store a little extra food.

Over the last few days Kelly and I have been buying a few extra non-perishable food supplies each time we shop. Simple things like: Tins of beans and vegetables. Powdered milk. Powdered potato (Deb) Pasta & rice. Instant noodles Soups (instant and canned) Sauces and spices. Canned tuna. Treats (biscuits, chocolate etc) coffee/tea Soap and […]

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Coronavirus and facemasks

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread with uncertainty, many people traveling in high risk areas are wearing some form of facemask as a primary means of protection. You can track the latest status of the virus here) The problem is that most people are not wearing them properly, do not understand the importance of […]

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Blowing out the cobwebs.

This morning we took Ripley out for her first drive in over 4 months. Slightly surprisingly, Ripley demonstrated no ill will over her months of inert neglect. She started first turn of the key and seemed keen to get somewhere way more interesting than our driveway. But not quite yet. This would only be a […]

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The spotted pardalote.

No sooner had I flopped on the couch with a steaming lemon-scented tea in one hand, my kindle in the other and a promissory nap brewing behind my eyes, than there was a sudden interruption. THWACK! It sounded like a large bird had flown into our lounge room window. This happens from time to time […]

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Simple iPad wall mount for your campervan.

At the end of full travel day Kelly, Juno and I quite enjoy settling down for a little bedtime Netflix. You know….in bed. We could simply play a movie through Ripley’s TV but it is situated way up front, a little too far away to watch comfortably from the boudoir. Until now we have been […]

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Ripley awakes.

Due largely to our summers unprecedented bushfires and prolonged heatwaves, Ripley has been undercover and in deep hibernation for nearly 4 months now. We had originally planned a couple of trips away in the new year, but all our usual go-to locations were on fire. In fact, all our non usual go-to locations were on […]

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One simple trick to prevent cross-threading any screw.

Just this morning I was tightening up a small screw on some electronics components (our house security system). In my hurry to finish the job so I could go and get a coffee, I ended up jamming the screw. So I forced it (because that will fix it right?). Totally cross-threading the whole thing into […]

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The local pond.

I was walking Juno down to my local coffee haunt this morning when I heard an unusual sound. TrrrBonk! ……TrrrBONK!……………. GlobBONK! Oh my gosh. Frogs. I have not heard the sound of frogs in this area since I cannot remember when. We scooted over to the nearby pond to take a closer look. I couldnt […]

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Nursing flashback.

Scrolling back through a million jangled memories that cannot be shared here, but instead, hang thick as old anchor ropes set fast between those of us who cared. Four impressionable years spent in a number of very different hospitals convinced me once for all that nursing, if it is to be done efficiently, requires, more […]