Tag Archive | Australia


Continued from Blood spurted from the ripped flesh.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones came to in excruciating pain. “Good, you’re awake.” Jones heard the familiar Australian accent and for a moment thought he was back in Canberra. “Pain”, he croaked, “Give […]

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Battling Injury

It would be accurate to say I am very annoyed and frustrated. At myself. I have been participating in the Global Corporate Challenge. It is truly a wonderful event: I love, love, love it. I just forgot to remember two things. I haven’t been too active for about four years I am no longer in […]

Green and Gold

It is easy to see why the national colours of Australia are green and gold. I snapped these at a local park. The native trees are starting to blossom. Click on the gallery to see full size. Green and gold everywhere! Now heavily into Stage 2 of the Global Corporate Challenge, I have been swimming […]

Walking photos

I was so busy celebrating the end of Stage 1 of the current fitness regime, I didn’t share my walk photos. I hadn’t walked as much last week due to the grumpy knee, but I do have some. Not all are flowers. One day was quite overcast and the park near my office was not […]

Stage 1 is DONE! Plus Frightbats, World Refugee Day and High Court wins!

Even the #frightbat saga didn’t manage to pull me away from my stepping. My apologies to our regular readers: I’ve been exercising. That chart doesn’t have today on it yet – but my reading will be 4,200 for cycling, 2,375 for swimming (I only did 500 metres in the pool today) and 7,000 plus a […]

Blood spurted from the ripped flesh

Continued from Destination Madagascar.  If you have just joined this story and wish to start from the beginning, go to What goes around comes around. Jones didn’t sleep. No-one slept. Sometime tomorrow they would see land, yet none of them knew what sort of welcome they would receive. A silence had enveloped the boat, save for the throbbing […]

Where are the adults, again?

I really am over it. Totally. Over. It. Neither of these t-shirts are appropriate in a civilised society. In my view, they mean totally different things, which I will come to, but let me re-iterate: NEITHER are appropriate! The first word on each of these t-shirts has several meanings in modern language. It can mean […]


To commemorate 59 years on this planet, I’m sharing some of the things that I’ve noticed have changed since I was young. Black bras under white shirts. When I was young this was just NOT acceptable. Now it seems to be a fashion thing. Same with white shoes and black stockings. Very weird if you […]

Are you tired of my flowers yet?

I hope not, because I just do not have the energy to write anything remotely controversial or political or anything! :lol: Someone should remind me I turn 59 on Thursday and haven’t really done any sustained fitness work for about four years. I think I’m thankful I did many years previously! My problem is this […]

Gotta love public holidays

Today is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in Australia. Well, all states except Western Australia: they do like to be different. My day started hanging out washing. This is what we saw in the sky! I couldn’t get it all in one shot, so this is two shots joined, hence the line! I hope Carol […]


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