Archive for the ‘General Commentary’ Category

Yay – Holidays for me!

So yah – now that I actually have some money again, I’m in the position where going off for a brief holiday is again a fiscal possibility. I’d sort of promised myself that I would getĀ  away for a bit once the house sold and I settled in in the new digs. So I’ve been […]

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ADSL2 Update

A quick update – yes I finally have an Internet connection that works!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!! The final follow up happened as so: ISP rang me on Friday evening to do some more tests that involved plugging in a phone and listening for noise and or dial tone. There was none. 2nd test was to type in a […]

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Lurgys and Other Maladies

Just a quick update. The house settled so I have some walking around money again for the first time in forever. Not spending anything has become so second nature to me now that it’s just sitting there. I shuffled it off to a high interest account for the time being. The unpacking hasn’t gone as […]

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My Best XI

Holy crap, doesn’t time fly! My last post from six months ago confidently states that I’ll be posting more often. Whoops! Well, a lots changed. The house is sold and I’ve moved out. I am currently involved in the ‘joy’ of unpacking. Yuck. The other house is under offer and money will change hands after […]

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Back Again

Hi All, It’s been a while, but since I last posted my life has been turned upside down. I’ve renamed the blog, so read into that what you will. I’ve also taken the opportunity to change jobs, which happened in late October, so all available headspace has been devoted to coming up to speed at […]

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Food and French wine

Sunday saw the opportunity to go to an event that was to be an introduction to French wine and matching with food. A local wine seller, Vintage Cellars, periodically has events for members of theirĀ  wine club. These tend to vary in terms of quality and value for money, but the couple I’ve been to […]

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Death

Well the Hawkers got up on Friday night, convincingly smashing the hapless doggies. Well the doggies aren’t normally hapless but they were on Friday. Not enough milk bones through the week or something. It was a brilliant start to what turned out to be a very ordinary weekend. You see we lost two family members […]

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Howdy

So what’s the story with this blog? Why is it here, What does it mean and why can’t I keep my thoughts to myself like a normal person? I guess first, a bit about me. I’m an Australian male in my mid thirties, married, no children, one cat. I like to think I work in […]

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It's Alive!

Test Post. What is the difference between a tag and a category. Oh the ponderables of life.

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