Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, January 10, 2020

Work? this early in the year?

I don't even want to think about it.

But at least I made it out once or twice before mundane becomes the norm.
I did a road trip with the family, got surfing lessons down at "The Mount" (is the any country in the world that doesn't have "The Mount". A great, fun and sun burning day out.

The rest of the photos are just of me, being me (coffee and relaxing)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

running around like a blue arsed fly

Holiday - wife thought it meant "renovation time"
I've been running around getting parts to make her wishes come true, but at least I can shop pretty

Playing with the blood pressure monitor while waiting for a script at the chemist

More importantly - I had a surfing lesson today, the first day of 2020 (in boy mode), it was very enjoyable and while I dream of surfing properly even though it's hard work, I'll probably end up with a kayak instead.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Did I mention finally getting a car?

Okay - it's Ford, 2008 version, European with the wipers and indicators on the wrong side.
Day 3 and the engine light is on - external temp sensor showing -17 degrees C, which is about 40 degrees wrong, also a coil on a manifold vacuum controller has open circuited. Hoping to get to the wreckers soon for replacements, good job I enjoy playing with engines.

Having a car (station wagon) has ignited my dream of having a kayak and touring.
It's also meant less interest in having girl time.

BUT I did get out for 6 hours today 😃

First, early morning coffee at 7 am.


Coffee took a while as the grinder died and staff had to grab and set up the spare grinder. I wasn't in any hurry.
I visited Mitre 10 hardware, checked out their light fittings for youngest daughter before posing for you in the kitchen area. Found a bathroom mirror I would like to talk the wife into getting.

Had brunch with my girlfriend Josie. We have both been too busy to meet up over the last 4 months so it was great to see her again. After brunch we had a meander along one of our lovely beaches, got some sun rays 😀


Monday, December 9, 2019

Been one of those weeks

I did manage to buy a car - 2008 Ford Mondeo station wagon.
I still need to add a tow bar and roof rack.
The engine light came on, during my 3rd drive, think I'll be stripping and rebuilding a vacuum pump next weekend if my WD40 hasn't cured it.

But this week, the station wagon has allowed me to purchase some decent sized furniture for my youngest daughters bedroom. So it's been bedroom renovations / update for her room.

I did manage two, 1 hour dress sessions, one on the way to the wreckers to see if they had the correct tow bar for my car.
It was nice at Wild Bean Café at the gas station (after I got petrol) as they called out my name when my coffee was ready.
The second time, wearing what I hoped was my sluttiest skirt - that's my daughters name for it as it's tight, thin and short. The girls working, thought it funny I was taking selfies, but how else would you know I was out relaxing.

Saturday, November 30, 2019


Been car hunting.
It's difficult as wife wants $30,000 car, but my budget is $5,000
It's not like my budget can't get a decent sedan or station wagon, but she wants a 4x4.
So after a couple of hours, I think it's time for coffee before I re-start my search.