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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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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2016 goals smashed – just. Kind of.

In 2016 I again tried to make continual progress over 12 months in a couple of personal areas I find important: Running 1200kms, and Reading 12 books. Both of these numbers neatly ensure each and every month I keep running and reading. Or, so I hoped. In reality, it’s never that simple for me. My 2015 goals became a […]

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Flying home

On a plane I always enjoy a window seat. I’ve never tired of that childhood excitement at seeing the takeoff, flying up into the clouds, and seeing the miniature scenery on the ground below. Flying out of Dubai at 10:25am is one of the most beautiful window seats possible. We flew around and (what looked) […]

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Boys Aussie trip – 25 March 2012

In hindsight, the 16 hour flights always go quickly. This time, our entire trip lasting less than a week went just as quickly. The following are some of the memorable moments, in our home country of Australia. The boys as always were very good flyers, although they avoided proper sleep as far as possible. This […]

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Movie: Van Dieman’s Land

I just finished watching Van Dieman’s Land. It was terrible. Elle and I caught a trailer for the film some time ago, which gave the false impression it would be interesting. And Van Dieman’s Land – AKA Tasmania – being Elle’s home state in Australia, we also thought it’d be nice to see some familiar […]

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The Workshops Railways Museum

We were in Brisbane for our final day in Australia. So we made the most of the day with a trip to The Workshops Railways Museum with the boys’ grandparents. The weather was terrible, so we took two devices to keep the rain away. They’re called umbrellas. The railway museum has become an annual visit […]

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Tassie winter roadtrip

The weather wasn’t great for the start of our family campervan trip down the East coast, to the South of Tasmania. We’ve been to Tas plenty of times, yet the kids have never seen these areas. Our first stop for the kids to stretch their legs was Avoca – home to perhaps the worlds smallest […]

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My Yourtopia

I was quite surprised by an online survey I completed.  Well, I was surprised twice. The first surprise was that I actually completed the thing.  I find online surveys overly saturated, monotonous, and I’m very suspicous about a great majority of them providing any real value or insights. The survey is from yourtopia.net (an Open Knowledge […]

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