Monday, November 30, 2009

More fun to destroy than to create.

A few weeks ago Diego helped me remove the sauna.
It's hammer time....


Thursday, November 26, 2009


Not sure I'm cut out for it.

I now have a lawn or rather two lawns - one out the front and one out the back.
I must have missed the 'how to maintain a lawn' classes when I went to man school because I don't seem to be able to get it to grow soft, vigorously - green yet bindi free. I suspect I'm mowing too short - not sure about that but the bindis are enthusiastically in favor of whatever I'm doing.

Apparently the lawn is buffalo but I reseeded the bare patches with tall fescue. The buffalo safe weed killer is also bindi safe but evidence suggests that it's fescue unfriendly.

I need to mow at least fortnightly as the bark and leaves from the three enormous gun trees are sufficient to fill two large dumpsters once mulched!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quote of the day

"See, the problem was [long pause] that everything I tried on - fitted so well !!"
- so that't why she spent over a grand on dresses.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Everybody needs a friend.

I used mine to hold up a tarp and keep the sun off our backs at a kids party.
Didn't want some of the cold blooded guests from getting to warm and frisky:

Update: I've had several emails about the first pic - It's a bit of rock climbing hardware called a 'friend' or a cam that you use to help stop yourself hitting the ground when you fall. It's an indictment of what has become of my life that my friends are now used to hold up a tarp rather than out on a wild crag some place.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


In D&D I usually play an elf.
Now I know why

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Camping - Indian / Diamond Head

100 km of sand to ourselves (nearly)
PB010268PB010262PB010259PB010253PB010252bull ant
Making Beer DamperLace MonitorPB010239PA310232PA310202PA300200