Optimist joke

What did the optimist say as he jumped off the building? So far, so good! So far, so good! (Taken from the HOMELAND TV Series 03 Episode 12)

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Lagaan decor

Our office received a redecoration, showcasing several IPs – including the Lagaan hero, Bhuvan. It’s an against-all-odds movie, where Aamir Khan’s peasant farmer character takes on the oppressive British imperialists in a game of cricket. The stakes were high. And the result, I won’t spoil (cause I’ve yet to see it). I was clearly entertained […]

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Far more than running 10 marathons

I’ve always run.  When I was young, my Mum and I used to do laps of the local rugby league field – dropping pebbles to count our laps. Through high school and university I ran a few times each week to keep fit. I continued once in the workforce. And then my running began to […]

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Tips for a rich life, LOL

When I began earning pocket money as a kid, I was pretty good at saving. It was almost an obsession.  (An obsession I eventually got over.) I had thoughts of becoming an “infinityaire” – a term I coined, like a millionaire or billionaire, except the money never stopped growing. To go with these earnings, I […]

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The Brinktionary

I’ve always enjoyed humour based on satire and wit. While at school I bought Colin Bowles The Wit’s Dictionary, and over time I added other meanings that I found from other books. Below are some of my own warped meanings drafted with tongue-in-cheek, and what my kids came up with.

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Australian holidays – August 2017

Two weeks back at work, and I’m in danger of forgetting my two weeks holiday in Australia. I arrived in Launceston for a change, as Elle and boys were visiting an ill family member. The next day was already arranged for the boys and I to go zipline-ing at Treetops in Hollybank forest.  It was a […]

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Glen Moray Whisky Tasting – 08 August 2017

For several years I’ve been an occasional whisky-tasting attendee. These events are usually pompous single malt promotions with a bit of exclusivity to taste something unique that I may not buy myself. Last night’s Glen Moray tasting was quite different. The label’s master distiller, Graham Coull, presented his finest whiskys for us to taste. Perhaps […]

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Review: True Girt

True Girt by David Hunt My rating: 4 of 5 stars At the outset, it’s probably a good idea to clarify, this book is not “True Grit“ by wee-drinking author Mr Bear Grylls. Although if you’re after a tale of desperate and deprived actions of slightly deranged people in perilous conditions, you may not be […]

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