Family

Personal blog posts about my family or myself.

Talking technology with my 7 year old daughter

The hairbrush singing video my daughter (Karla) and her cousins filmed on an iPad Mini has prompted another video. With a couple of cameras set up on tri-pods to record us, Karla and I sat down for a chinwag (that's Aussie for "chat" or "talk") about the progress of...

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Hairbrush singing

Selfie music videos My seven year old daughter, Karla, had two of her older cousins (Tanisha and Kailee) stay over night recently.  They're all good kids and can keep themselves entertained. I didn't think much of it when Karla woke me up early to ask if they could...

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2016 Christmas Family Photos

Well that's another Christmas done.  Thanks everyone for a great day! Every year for a long time I've done a family photo in-front of the tree on Christmas morning.  This year I decided to take the family photos to the next level, and take group shots of everyone at...

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2016 Santa Photo

For sixteen years we've been taking the kids to see Santa before Christmas.  When the kids were young, the annual Santa Photo would often include tears, but now it's a bit of fun. The oldest, Josh (16 years), did try to convince me that he was too old for a photo with...

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Family Photos

My wife, Mandy, won a competition for a free family photo shoot from Inspired by Life Photography.  It had been a while since out last family photo, so this was a great opportunity for an update. I'm not sure what year the last family photo shoot was, but I do...

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Date Night @ Kinky Boots

Date Night! My wife and had a "date night" this week!  It's been a long time since I've been out with Mandy, just the two of us, no kids.  We secured a couple of tickets to the Cyndi Lauper musical, Kinky Boots.  Not fancy seats, the second last row on the top level,...

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Mandy and Karla have been Simpsonized

Dean Rankine - simpsonizing Karla Dean Rankine is a comics artist who contributes to the Simpsons comic books.  Dean was recently at the re-opening of the local Lego shop in Pakenham, where he was simpsonizing members of the public. My wife and daughter were excited...

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Karla and the steam train

Steam Train Twice a year SteamRail Victoria run a tour to Traralgon from where passengers can visit the snow fields or other Gippsland attractions.  The tour runs from Melbourne on a good old fashion steam train, consisting of two powerful locomotives pulling a...

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Yelarbon, Queensland

You may have heard in the news recently about the small Queensland town of Yelarbon being auctioned for just $1.  I have a strong connection to that town, my Dad grew up in the area and we still have family there today.  As a kid I would tell people we were going on...

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Driving again

I've finally been given the OK to drive again. Following my surgery two weeks ago I haven't been allowed to drive, but my surgeon said today I should be able to get behind the wheel again. I love driving, I drive for leisure and I drive for work, so I've certainly...

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Hospital, Surgery, Recovery

The past nine days have been horribly painful, but I knew my hospital stay was coming.  I went under the knife last Tuesday, having major abdominal surgery to address a bowel issue and repair a hernia, both related to an even bigger operation 14 years ago. The Pain...

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Karla’s YouTube Channel

Seven year old Karla loves watching YouTube videos of other kids and she recently asked if she could have her own channel.  I wasn't too keen at first, but she kept on asking and I did a bit of researching and found that I can create separate channels under my own...

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