T-minus 21 weeks…

Emma and I have signed up to do the Machu Picchu trek in Peru in mid-June with Intrepid. Having some experience with hiking in Nepal, India and a good bit locally it did not occur to me that this may pose a significant physical challenge. Take some meds for altitude sickness, grit-teeth through some steady…

Read more T-minus 21 weeks…

Tails from the dog park, vol. 1

Evie desperately wanted a bunny for her sixth birthday. Two brothers, two cats, six chickens, parents and a giant golden retriever with only two speeds – turbo and asleep – were not enough. And so it seemed to Evie her prayers were answered when a bunny unexpectedly turned up in her life: A small long-eared…

Read more Tails from the dog park, vol. 1

The fable of Captain Skype

In the past 48 hours, two of my closest friends and I have all been left on the wasteheap of romantic rejection. I got an “I’m just after friendship” via WhatsApp from Captain Skype. Miss A was on the receiving end of a gigantic bit of ghosting from SuperLike, and for Miss P… well, the…

Read more The fable of Captain Skype

Plot holes

In today’s blog I will respond to the myriad of questions that have demonstrated there are some significant plot holes in my tale that need to be addressed. To make it visually interesting, the blog will be broken up with images from Mt Zero and Mt Stapylton on the outskirts of the Grampians National Park.…

Read more Plot holes

Kickin’ it Wimmera-Mallee style

John Williamson once wrote a song about the Mallee. He also wrote a song about knocking a budgerigar on the head with a brick rather than take it to the vet, but that’s beside the point. The Mallee, if you weren’t sure, is north-western Victoria and together with the Wimmera captures some great dusty wheat-and-sheep…

Read more Kickin’ it Wimmera-Mallee style