A most unexpected swim

A most unexpected swim

When someone says "English beach" you don't really picture anything that great. Grey skies. Grey sand (at best). Grey water. A lot of people not really dressed for the beach at all. I'd been told that the Jurassic Coast was beautiful, and, along with my preconceived...

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Pre-Spotify Travel

Pre-Spotify Travel

When I was last in Europe music wasn't everywhere - especially not "my" music. We didn't have a stereo in the Volvo 940 we were driving around Europe. I didn't have an iPod. Spotify didn't exist, nor did the ubiquitous internet that's required for a streaming service....

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Travel Blogs

Travel Blogs

I'll be documenting my Europe trip on here. Because it'll have personal details and stuff in it, I will be password protecting the posts. If you would like to know the password, get in touch and I will send it to you. Get in touch via email or Signal/Whatsapp/Instagram.

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Reading Log – Universal Harvester

Reading Log – Universal Harvester

I enjoy playing songs by The Mountain Goats. I enjoy listening to songs by The Mountain Goats. The songs are often deep, and dark, and touch on subjects that most of us have faced, but don't talk about. Universal Harvester is by John Darnielle. The same John Darnielle...

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Reading Log – Foundation – Unfinished

Reading Log – Foundation – Unfinished

Foundation was slow. A lot of dull dialogue. Really not much happening. I'm hoping someone will set me straight, and explain to me what I was missing while reading this novel. Anyway - I didn't finish it. I don't often give up on books, but this one I had to.

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Password Enterer

Password Enterer

We're all told to have strong passwords for everything. Long, good, complicated passwords with symbols, numbers, capital letters. Passwords that are a pain to enter without a passwords manager, in essence. Because password managers exist, that's all good for nearly...

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Dog walk after burn-off

Dog walk after burn-off

At the end of April (2022) there was a burn-off in Gandy's Gully. A few weeks after, I walked through with Bear and took some photos. I was surprised to find some trees still smouldering. I heard that the burn-off got a bit hotter than expected thanks to a surprise...

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XL biking Kickstarter

XL biking Kickstarter

Every body is a cycling body. "Every body is a cycling body." The benefits of bike riding are enormous. I rely on it pretty heavily for the health and fitness benefits, along with the mental health benefits. BetterHealth, a branch of the Victorian Government, lists...

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Pioneer Women’s Trail

Pioneer Women’s Trail

If you're looking for a moderately long hike with gorgeous views that's also very dogs-off-lead friendly, give the Pioneer Women's Trail from Beaumont up to Mt. Osmond a go. It's a winding 7.2 km out-and-back walk with about 180 metres of elevation change. At a brisk...

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Reading Log – Foundation

Reading Log – Foundation

This is going to look like it's a New Year's Resolution thing, but it isn't. I'm currently reading Foundation, by Isaac Asimov. I was lead to it, maybe embarrassingly, by a mention in the previous novel I read: The One Impossible Labyrinth by Matthew Reilly. Would I...

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