1. Heatwave

    By Crikey, it is a warm day here in Broken Hill today. We have the evaporative cooler ducting it’s breeze through the house but it’s still pretty warm. Outside the ground is too hot to walk on and the corrugated iron that encases everything in this town sizzles …

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  2. Lost

    Last month my laptop became unstable. I had been trying to do something which I began to regret. Losing patience I reinstalled the operating system. Unfortunately on my previous installation I had negligently chosen to set up my hard-drives as a striped array. This meant despite days of recovery attempts …

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  3. Pelican

    In the endless cycle of tinkering with this website I have once again changed things around. I had a go at modifying a bash script (BLASH) to parse my markdown files into the html files you’re now looking at. Very quickly the loops and structures became ungainly. No doubt …

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  4. Bantam Killer

    Precious time off work. The Boys out for a ride with me.
    Precious time off work. The Boys out for a ride with me

    Working at SCU back in 2007-8 was a quiet gig. I had plenty of time to mull over things. I would cycle to work in the morning and have my day’s work mostly done by smoko. In …

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  5. Day 56 Broken Hill

    New Car?

    There’s this old ute near my place. It has been well used, like many of the cars out here. It’s like the glam version of my ute.

    Thashed Ute

    I’ve not actually used a tank of petrol in the last 50 or so days. The …

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  6. Stash April/June 2020

    This will be my last stash report for a while. I will be studying postgraduate Oncology from mid July onwards so I expect to be busy. This series of posts has been useful for me to focus on our finances whilst we both made the decision to buy a house …

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  7. Stash May 2020

    It all happened didn’t it? This could have been an absolute clusterfuck but luckily for us moving to a new home and job in the outback during a pandemic was okay. Thanks to the awesome team at LiteMoves the move was hassle free. Our house in Coffs is being …

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  8. We Moved

    Last Tuesday we emptied our little house into the back of a removal truck. After a quick tidy and a last tearful visit to family we set off on the trail to Broken Hill. Z&JB had to wait on some repairs to their car. They followed on at a …

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  9. Stash April 2020

    The global COVID reset button has been activated to coincide with our move out west. My Mum and JB have not been able to fly back to the UK. So their holiday has turned into an extended stay with us. It has been great to have them both here. JB …

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  10. Testing Times

    Looking South from The Gallows Headland towards Sawtell
    My current favourite local bit of coast. I’m going to miss the sea.

    Monday morning at work I started running a slight temperature. My shoulders and neck ached. I work with immunocompromised patients so it was safest to go home. I am a nurse so in the interest of …

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