There it was, running down the drain, my youthful exuberance. I watched it disappear; my hair was deserting me in what seemed like a million strands at a time. Continue reading Embrace the bald
In the Charles Dickens novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ Ebenezer Scrooge uttered the now famous words ‘Bah Humbug’ referencing his obvious lack of enthusiasm for Christmas. This is fools gold, Christmas is like a slob of putty, you can turn it into whatever you want it to be. Continue reading Bah humbug or not
There is that old phrase ‘one mans trash is another mans treasure’. Going through your so called junk you hope that anybody on a selling website such as Gumtree or Ebay will find your crap interesting and they’d want it enough to part with their hard earned cash. Continue reading Who wants my junk?
Midnight Oil may have been the reason to visit Darwin but after spending 6 days in this sun drenched town, it offered up many other gems. As I was learning about the ‘Top End’ capital I marveled at its resilience as it’s fought back from devastation four times in its history, Cyclones in 1897 and 1937, the Japanese air raids in World War 2 and the brutal Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Continue reading The seduction of Darwin
Lately something about me either screams ‘pathetic’ or ‘this guy needs to be saved’. I’m not sure I look any more pathetic than usual, maybe I need a shave, yes that could be it. Wait, I think I’ve got it, that’s right I’ve got no legs, my life must be crap, I need God to show me the way. Continue reading I just want to eat my cookie
Ten days in an SUV driving around the north island of New Zealand on a 3000kms trek through the countryside was how I spent the last week and a bit. It was a magical experience, 20 cars as part of a convoy on an epic journey raising money for the Paralympics and other organisations. Continue reading The Desert Duel
When did writing Christmas cards become a job? I know it’s the season to be jolly and spreading the holiday cheer around is the done thing to do, but crikey writing out these pesky cards became a bloody chore, which is why a few years back we gave up sending out Christmas Cards. Continue reading Christmas Cards, I don’t miss you.
Reality has now set in but watching election night unfold defied belief. As the states kept rolling in and the tide shifted I kept asking myself “Is this really happening?” Could Donald J Trump be the next President of the United States? Trump reached 270, Hillary made the phone call and we were in a brand new world. Continue reading How Trump won the Presidency
This Wednesday Aussie time will be the day we find out who will be the next President of the United States. This has been an election season where life has imitated art, as any ‘House of Cards’ or ‘West Wing’ fan would know. Continue reading Who will be the President of the United States?