Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Going down to The Snowy Mountains over xmas.

See you in Jan.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

For fucks sake people, water is dangerous

What is this, would you stop drowning already. Tourists, kids, more kids.
I used to be a life guard at Tamarama, Fresh Water and Bondi Beach. I've pulled dozens of people out of the surf, mostly tourists and kids. Thankfully nobody has drowned on my watch. We have had the kids in swimming lessons BEFORE THEY CAN WALK. 1 cubic metre of water weighs 1000kg, even a small shore break can be 1.5m high and 1 to 1.5m thick, moves as fast as you can run and will slap you down. It will knock you off you feat deposit you in a rip and sweep you out to sea long before you can say - that's a neat looking octopus, funny that it is swimming so close to that little square jelly fish. If you can't swim 200m whilst being pounded by 2 tone waves then keep the fuck out of the fucking surf. Most people are afraid of sharks, that kind of stupid crap is for Englishmen fe fi fo fum. You would do much better to ensure that you and the kids learnt to swim.

kids + water - adult supervision = dead kids. and it aint their fault.

The stats

Welcome to Australia and please, enjoy your time in our surf.

end rant

Critters in the garden

Annalise and I went looking for critters in the garden and found this praying mantis stalking our fingers.

How faries keep dry

fairy umbrella 3
With an umbrella of course.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A wee bit of housekeeping

A wee bit of housekeeping.
Just applied and updated to a new template.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Australia has ratified the Kyoto Protocol

Dear John, stick that up your jumper

The Tempest

photos from SMH

So last night we had the wildest storm. A great green wall descending from turbulent dark gray clouds that seemed to build and boil at least 3km into the sky, their peaks lit from behind with late afternoon sun. The wall was a solid fixture of rain, hail, leaves, branches, cockatoos and sheet iron that hit the car with such a blast our two tone 4x4 veered into the next lane. Within minutes the water on the road was up the the axles.

Amid the flash and crash of thunder three year old Daniel started singing "Rain drops are falling on my head"

Monday, December 03, 2007

listening to

A big week

Randomness follows -

- got my job back.

- Alex is in the US for a week N.J., enjoy the cwaffie sweety.

- I've moved into the parents in Law's place for a week and my parents have moved into our flat whilst dad is getting radio for the cancer in his spine.

- I'm about to go to the gym and do a spin class whilst perving out the window at the Korean National Swimming team who are training in the university pool