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Peace bell run.

Went for a run this afternoon (and whenever I say run, know that I mean slow shuffling jog) around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. Around about 6 kilometres all up. It has been a warmish day (around 26 C) and the journey out to Kings Avenue Bridge was all shady and leafy and interspersed […]

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Poppies and the dogs of war.

This morning Kelly, Juno and I all went out to visit the Australian War Memorial to see the handcrafted poppies display. The 11th November 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, and to mark the occasion 62,000 handcrafted poppies have been planted in the memorial’s grounds. The poppies were knitted […]

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Dune.

I first read the original Dune trilogy whilst in high school. I remember laying on my bed late at night trying to keep my eyes focused enough to make it to the end of the next chapter before falling asleep. Except for Triffid nights. Around the same nights I was ploughing through Dune I remember […]

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Trail Running.

  Today I purchased a new pair of shoes. Specifically, Trail Running shoes. I wrote a post back in August about how I had just taken up jogging and I have been running with a pretty fair consistency since then. Slowly, my distances and anaerobic endurance has increased. Nothing astounding mind you. This 55-year-old bod […]

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The perils of life in a campervan.

  The picture shows Juno looking on concernedly as Kelly applies an ice pack to her wrist and some Gin & Tonic to her pride. We were just closing up Ripleys blinds for the night Kelly was leaning waaaaay forward to reach the side window at the very moment I cracked a particularly hilarious joke. […]

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Bed bound.

It’s one of the best feelings in the world. Outside, a cold and a blustery wind rises and falls. An occasional far off rolling thunder admonishing it’s lack of commitment. I am wrapped snugly in my doona. Listening to the sound of gentle rain on Ripley’s roof. I can see from the grey morning light […]

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Use your Bike Bell. Please.

OK. Before I start bitching, let me say that I am a bike rider too. One of my big pet peeves are bike riders who do not use their bells to signal they are about to pass a pedestrian from behind. This can occur on footpaths or shared spaces such as ‘cycle/walking’ paths. Bikes these […]

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