Second view from home

Second view from home, a photo by StephenATurner on Flickr. An even clearer view of the national park fire today, taken from my front yard 🙁 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The view from my front yard today

The view from my front yard today, a photo by StephenATurner on Flickr. It’s still about 20km away, but it’s really not want you want to see on a day as windy as this has been… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Homemade pizza

One of my favourite things to cook in recent times has been homemade pizza. I won’t let myself have it more than once every couple of weeks, but I like it so much I never order takeaway pizza now (unless we’re out — ie: nowhere near home!) I do the whole things from scratch, dough, ...

Just doing it all myself now…

Just doing it all myself now…, a photo by StephenATurner on Flickr. A little artistic filter… Ben can lift himself up like this, and he’ll be standing before we know it 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Oscar nominations release 1

Oscar nominations release
Announced just after I went to bed, so I get up this morning to hear about the new Oscar nomination list. Four Australians nominated (update: three actors and one tech for makeup/hairstyling in The Hobbit). The BBC has an excellent full list of all nominations. The biggest shock or inconsistency for me is the directors ...

Ben!

Ben!, a photo by StephenATurner on Flickr. Look Dad, no hands! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Boardwalk Empire season three finale

Boardwalk Empire season three finale
A few weeks behind on this one, but been catching up on things we couldn’t watch while away in Sydney all through November until mid-December. But what a finale it was! Boardwalk Empire this season had been interesting, but in a slowly paced, occasionally meandering kind of way. Character drama and one or two moments of ...

New David Bowie

New David Bowie
Almost continuing the theme of the previous post, there is a new David Bowie song out. And a new album in a few months. While I’ve never been a massive Bowie fan, I’ve always appreciated his music and think he is one of those perennial artists (like Springsteen) who has produced amazing music over many ...

Being young at heart, nostalgic, or stunted with your musical taste?

Being young at heart, nostalgic, or stunted with your musical taste?
In a couple of months I’m going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert in Sydney. Sure, he’s and older artist, and sure, many of the fans will be vastly older than me (though I don’t think I’ll be the youngest fan there by any measure), but this is not nostalgia, or youth or anything else ...

How to put yourself out of business

How to put yourself out of business
I picked up this story through Twitter last night: Post a link, become a pirate Posting a link to a news story from Ireland might prove to be an expensive business. According to this site (hat tip Fark) a group of Irish newspapers have decided that the way to make cash from the web is to bill anyone who links ...
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