Category Archives: Hobbies

2014: The Saga Continues…

More mundane details of the life of an aging EHO… Today was a perfect day for a ride. The sun was behind clouds most of the time and the temperature was pleasantly in the lower mid twenties.  I set out … Continue reading

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End of the Year

I am told that people who blog about their employers, and what goes on at their workplace, may find it difficult to find future employment.   I can say that as from Christmas Eve, Michelle, my very valued and respected … Continue reading

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Calibration.

How does one calibrate a speedometer? The GPS and my bike do not agree.  120KPH on the bike speedo is 107 according to the Garmin , which happens to agree exactly with the speedo in my Toyota.  The good news … Continue reading

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Racked With Guilt

I am mortified.  I pride myself on being a sensitive soul  and an animal lover. Not too long ago I felt a surge of paternal pride when the first frog of the season appeared in my pond. It was so … Continue reading

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Before the morn ye’ll work mischief…

Her majesty the Quoon was visiting a hospital in Edinburgh. She approached one old chap in the wards, and said “How are you today my good man?” “Ach” he replied. “Ma twin misfortunes – Barren land and fertile women!. “He … Continue reading

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The Case Against Drugs

I was pretty stoned yesterday. I took my pain killers on an empty stomach, (f you don’t count coffee).   That probably explains the munchies I experienced and my ensuing industry in setting out to cook Red Cabbage and Bread … Continue reading

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Suddenly Spring

The seasons change quickly (and frequently, sometimes) here in the Great Southern.   Today was a bright, warm and sunny Saturday.  A remarkable change from the bleak chill of a few days ago.  The garden is full of birds; I … Continue reading

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Every day is a nice day for a ride. Some days are just nicer.

The bottlebrush tree is blossoming and attracting birds.   Around town I have noticed the first of the wildflowers blooming.  It does not feel like it yet, but despite the continued chill it seems spring is definitely on the way. Today … Continue reading

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Flashback to Four Years Ago.

Marlin makes an excellent chowder. Or should I say that I make an excellent chowder, using marlin as an ingredient. I am glad it turned out well. There was little marlin for error. (Dave says: My turn to say ‘ouch!’ … Continue reading

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Friday Ride

I had two companions for my last planned Sleep Clinic Friday ride to Albany. By chance on Thursday I had called round to Braeside school to drop off some signs that must be erected to warn passers-by that treated effluent … Continue reading

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