Category Archives: Lifestyle

Racing to the finish line

What’s the end goal? Retirement and being physically and mentally capable of enjoying it is the upcoming phase of my life on the horizon.  As we all do, I want to retire financially independent and comfortable.  Independent of the government … Continue reading

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5th Stop

The fifth stop was going to take 3 days to reach. From Longreach there was a hop to Charters Towers, a skip to Innot Hot Springs and a jump to Atherton. We cleaned up the rig in Charters Towers with … Continue reading

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4th Stop

Our 4th stop finds us in Longreach. I thought the township of Longreach was a lot larger than it was. Due to the swarming flies, there was nothing for us to do except visit  The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.  Thought … Continue reading

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Surfing Kirra Point

There are a number of great surfing spots around the Coolangatta coastline on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. One of these is Kirra Point. Kirra Point was once a much bigger beach, and home to some truly legendary pipelines. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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New Digs

Twelve plus months ago, measures were put in place to keep MM’s (My Man)  parents in their own home as long as possible. There were visits from the home-care workers twice daily. The morning attendant helped them with showers, dressing, made … Continue reading

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Old School

Me sitting at my “computer desk”. My hardware.. dirt. My software.. imagination.

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Driving

I haven’t had much time for blogging recently. What with one thing and another WP has taken a back seat. I’ve taken up part-time employment as a Driver under the Shebah banner. Basically I’m a self-employed driver subcontracted to Shebah. … Continue reading

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Shakedown

The urban dictionary’s definition of “shakedown” reads… Another word for extortion/blackmail, or the obtaining of a good or service through means of force, threats/intimidation, or abuse of power. Wikipedia has a definition reading… Shakedown (testing) a period of testing undergone by a … Continue reading

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday 26042017

I picked my camera (Canon 700D) up today. That was the longest wait. These pictures have been taken with my phone camera (GalaxyS7) while I’ve been hanging out for the return of “my precious”.  I’ve quite enjoyed playing around with … Continue reading

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Chuggin Along

Well, the last 12 months have been exhausting I must say. We sold the business, moved, renovated, Dad died, Mum got cancer and one of my sisters who’s asthmatic, had a particularly bad attack ending her in hospital for a … Continue reading

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