My Say

My opinions and comments, blog posts where I have my say.

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Last weekend we decided to have a look at a house being sold a few doors up from us.  During the "Open For Inspection" the realestate agent, Craig Currie, invited prospective purchasers to visit his website for a floor plan and more information.  We are 12 or 18...

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Don’t swerve for rabbits

I've been working the afternoon shift on the road lately, most days that involves driving a semi trailer to Albury and back to Melbourne. Around midnight on Tuesday I was approaching Craigieburn, southbound, and see the head and tail lights of a car spinning in the...

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Monash Freeway Roadworks Déjà vu

I was struck with a case of Déjà vu the other night, as my car sat stationary amongst the Monash Freeway roadworks.  It was only eight years ago that part of Melbourne's South East Arterial, the Monash Freeway, was barricaded off while an extra lane was added to...

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Reading THE NEWSMAN

I've started reading THE NEWSMAN by Mal Walden.  I'm not much of a book reader these days, preferring magazine articles or online posts.  It's just that books are long and can take weeks or months to complete reading.  Often I will either loose interest in a book over...

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Census website

When I first heard the 2016 census would be completed online by the majority of Australians, it was just after lining up at the local school to vote in the Federal Election with pencil and paper.  I thought that if the government has the I.T. infrastructure to...

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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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Voting with pencil and paper

Yesterday Australia voted in the Federal Election, for most people that meant lining up at the local school or church, waiting for an official to find your name amongst hundreds of pages of names and hand you two pieces of paper.  You then took both of those ballot...

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Motel Kettle

From time to time I need to stay in regional motels for work and it surprises me the differences you can find in budget motels in the country.  Some are really nice, others are... budget.  One common problem I have almost everywhere I stay is making a coffee!  I can...

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AFL Womens Teams

AFL Womens Teams (from AFL website / AFL Media) The AFL announced today the eight teams that will take part in the inaugural Womens League in 2017.  I think this is fantastic!  Back in the day we would have scoffed and said "footy is a man's game", but now I reckon...

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