Easter Show day …

Took the family to the Royal Easter Show today. Hottest day in the whole Summer season most likely, and we all felt it by the end. Mostly quite a fun day, but a little weird at times. I’m probably feeling a little too old for much of the attractions now, but the kids are probably ...

The Neverending sauce bottle

Made a stir fry tonight, and it reminded me of something very odd. We have a large bottle of Chinese Sweet Soy Sauce … that just won’t ever finish. This is the fourth house I’ve cooked with this sauce in, and it’s lasted nearly five years now. We bought it from a small Chinese grocery ...

Run Tigers Run

A double-header of entertainment today, with a trip to Moore Park to watch the Wests vs St George NRL game; the first round of the season. Went with Sallie and Wayne for that one, then just Sallie after for dinner and a movie — the Simon Pegg comedy “Run Fatboy Run”, which was pretty damn ...

Happy birthday to me!

Well, another birthday, another year … a nice day to be sure, but I try not to think of too many other implications of course … Better than usual because I took a day off work today, then proceeded to go into my new job for four hours for some startup training. Knocked off there ...

Toys for big kids …

While it’s undoubtedly childish, it’s also incredibly fun … a guy in the US has started making custom weapons for Lego figures. Everything from world war 2 weapons to pulse rifles from Aliens and everything fictional and real in-between. Check out the pics at the Brickarms site or a Gizmodo interview with the creator. It’s ...

Nothing technical is working … everything else is good

Lunch at the parent’s today, with Will positively gidy dwith joy at having the backyard to walk through, to sit by the barbecue fire with his Granddad, and run himself ragged up and down stairs to the sundeck. Alex just enjoyed the walking practice and the exploration. A fun afternoon. But back here, this blog ...

I’ve got a new day job

Yes, this came about pretty suddenly, even for me. It’s no real secret that I haven’t been that happy with my current job. Great company, not so great position within it. All the fringe benefits in the world couldn’t make up for a job that was restrictive, uninspiring, unexciting and woeful compared to everyone around ...

Something good has happened

And I won’t be writing it here yet … it’s a big change that I have to go home and consult on, and think about, before fully committing to it. It’s been really quick, really sudden, but rest assured, it is really, really good as well. I’m not really telling anyone outside of a handful ...

Walking boy

Alex has, in just the last week or two, really started to walk. It’s an amazing thing to watch, for all kinds of reasons. And it’s nowhere near as sudden as I imagined, instead it’s just a very gradual thing. Even though, of course, I’ve gone through all of this already with Will, it’s just ...

Blog demand

At Mum’s birthday party last night, I found out from various friends and relatives of the family that they look at my blog quite regularly and were complaining about the lack of very recent pictures of the kids on the site. This was both refreshing and disconcerting at the same time … But they’re right ...
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