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Bright spot

July 7, 2024 - 08:19 -- Admin

We have been flat chat here getting ready to pack up and decamp. On top of that, I have been up to my armpits in an editing job (a book of ~610 pages), but in among all this hard, sometimes tedious work was one bright spot. In the UK general election, the Conservative Party was trounced, suffering their worst defeat ever. Losing their seats were people such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, whose loss made my day. If there was ever a more pompous, vacant twat, I have yet to see one.


June 24, 2024 - 15:13 -- Admin

When we moved into our current house, some many years ago, we were a couple with two children aged 6 and 3. The young couple who bought the house are in the same boat we were in, some 30+ years ago; they have two small children of 5 and 3. I hope they enjoy their life here as much as we enjoyed ours.

Clinging on

June 23, 2024 - 14:05 -- Admin

As a bit of a giggle, a mate of mine sent me a short blurb from the Minerals Council of Australia, one of the lobby groups for the mining industry. It gives a list of a few minerals and suchlike that they mine1. 

Home(less) stretch

June 13, 2024 - 09:45 -- Admin

In the attempt to downsize one has to sell one’s home and, to do that, one has to engage a real estate agent. It is they who advise you on how to arrange the various rooms, what to get rid of, and what to keep in place. They also have your home open to the public for an ‘open house’ at least once a week for the month leading up to the auction.


June 4, 2024 - 20:12 -- Admin

Every year, the federal government offers what is called ‘acreage’ (old American habits die hard) in the areas (‘blocks’) beyond state jurisdiction (i.e. beyond 3km from the coast) for petroleum exploration companies to explore for gas and oil deposits in offshore sedimentary basins.

Internet connection dramas, again

May 30, 2024 - 08:41 -- Admin

Regular readers of this blog maybe remember our travails with our internet connection from a couple of years ago, where it took months to actually fix the problem, with many technicians seemingly not knowing what the problem was1-3.

Now it has started again. Coincidentally, this arrived from Telstra a few days ago: