a picture my son drew of a wave on a beach

2024 Bike ­Trip

tagged with: #bicycle #plans

Like many armchair travellers when not thinking about sailing I’m thinking about cycling. Looking ahead to 2024 is no different.

UPDATE 30/12/24

I have long considered doing the Mawson Trail but have prevaricated for many reasons, mainly because I am a social chap and shy away from …

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Word ­Stew

tagged with: #meta

Feck me that last post was smug. I am embarrassed. Me at my dullest… old and worrying about money, sheesh.
… but er, this blog has always been full of posts I am ashamed of. I just leave them there to remind me to stop being such an idiot.

For a …

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Money Update ­2023

tagged with: #money
Titian's paintng of Sisyphus lugging that eternal rock up that eternal hill
Is the rock getting lighter or am I about to drop it again?

It has been over three years since I posted about money. There is a reason for that. Like many of us I have an uncomfortable relationship with the stuff. I did a series of posts to try …

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Hump ­Day

tagged with: #work #nursing

I try to avoid posting about my work here except in very general terms. I obviously cannot write about my patients or colleagues. I have to self-censor what I write which often makes expressing myself difficult. So, here I go… In general terms.

Nursing, much like many other jobs, has …

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Kamay

tagged with: #travel #sydney #straya

I lost my phone in what is known by the Dharawal people as Kamay. Most of us know it as Botany Bay home of Sydney airport. I’m sure the original inhabitants would think we had made a right hash of it if they could see it today. I took …

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MNC ­Revisited

tagged with: #travel #sawtell

I am nearing the end of a brief trip in which I revisited the Mid-North Coast.

Here are a bunch of snaps I took when driving through my old home. I sent them to my pal MJD to share in my bitter-sweet memories and cynicism.

an Australian regional supermarket loading dock in a rain drenched car park
This is a picture of …
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7,370 ­metres

tagged with: #running #dog

Yesterday I was feeling sorry for myself. I was knackered after a week at work and had no energy left.

Winnie and I out running on a dirt track outside Broken Hill
I dragged myself out for my first actual run in forever.

I found myself fatly sinking into the couch with a Guinness; some salted peanuts and shite telly on. C …

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Steam ­Tram

tagged with: #Broken Hill
A black and white photo of a steam tram travelling along rails embedded in a dirt street with a man riding a bicycle in the foreground
An old Broken Hill Steam Tram
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This photo is interesting to me. I am writing this post in a house that is in the the picture. It is at the bottom of Billy Goat Hill, the junction of Garnet and Argent Streets. The Steam Tram looks …

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Red Wine ­Cordial

I barely slept last night. I just lay in bed, bored - for what seemed like hours. Trying not to roll around or moan and groan too much to avoid waking Re. Eventually I got up and tip-toed around the house.

A drink of water, a pee, a warm blanket and …

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Demarc

tagged with: #stravages #walking #ev

In my ongoing quest to collect the pointless lint of my life here is another layer of words like dust.

I gave this post the title of Demarc and initially tagged it with #Stravages

My oldest son sent this picture of some young soldiers walking on a muddy track in …

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Cat

tagged with: #cat

Some colleagues at work are downsizing their household cat population and kindly offered us one. Re and Harly were both overly keen to expand our little family…
so, I adopted a cat. His name I was told is James Bartholomew. When I took him home he ran straight up the …

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