Support Jim’s Cancer Ride – Please

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It’s that time of year again, when I invite you to support a Saab friend has he rides his bike to raise money for cancer research. Right: Keeping calm and carrying on. This is Jim’s 5th time riding the Pan-Mass Challenge and that’s significant. Not only is it his second year riding cancer-free, it’s the … Continue reading “Support Jim’s Cancer Ride – Please”

Tjena från Vejbystrand

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Hi there. Long time, no write. If you’re reading this, thanks for hanging around. All is going well in Sweden. Yes, the job is absolutely fantastic. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted to do for work and it’s slowly expanding into areas I didn’t expect. I expected to take photos, for example. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading “Tjena från Vejbystrand”

Photographic Advice Wanted!

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I’m moving into a new job soon and while the focus of that job will be writing, every decent story benefits from a few good pictures. Especially when the stories are about cars. I need to develop my photographic skills (pun intended!). As I’ve read on nearly every single photobug website, the single biggest investment … Continue reading “Photographic Advice Wanted!”

Winds of Change.

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I had a small reminder today. A reminder that things are changing, moving on. I’m only 45 years old but the signs seem to come with increasing frequency now. The first time I ever felt slightly ‘aged’ was near the end of 2007. The one constant through my conscious lifetime has been Australian Rules Football. … Continue reading “Winds of Change.”

Australia Will Be At Eurovision 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WTFOMGBBQ!! It’s just been announced that Australia has been awarded a wildcard entry into Eurovision 2015!!!! How did this happen, you ask? WHO CARES!?!? We’re going to Eurovision, baby! Eurovision has grown in popularity every year here in Australia and we send a TV crew to Europe every year to cover the event. Last year, … Continue reading “Australia Will Be At Eurovision 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!”

From Your Dog

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Hey, food person! You’re awake!! Let me reach up so we can sniff each other’s noses! You’re awesome. I love licking your face. I’ve been up for a few hours. I’ve been waiting here by the door and watching people pass by the house. Sometimes they come past with other dogs, which I know are … Continue reading “From Your Dog”

Happy New Year 2015!

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2014 was a crap year. I’m glad to see the back of it! Ebola, Islamic State and other branches of fundamentalist terrorism, lost airplanes, Russia and Ukraine, right-wing extremist parties in Europe, conservative governments here at home. All of them – especially the conservatives here at home – have conspired to provide me with a … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2015!”

It’s Getting So Ugly I Can Hardly Breathe

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I had a big long rant planned about Rupert Murdoch and the ugliness he peddles wherever he casts his gaze. Sadly, the news out of Pakistan tonight has me feeling completely and utterly defeated…. for the moment. Personally speaking, it’s fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty shit year and 2015 only holds … Continue reading “It’s Getting So Ugly I Can Hardly Breathe”

Prejudice – Part 2

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by turbin Follows on from Prejudice Part 1. Well the ruse worked for about 5 minutes. Yes maybe I had some people thinking about SAAB, and why not? It could just have easily been the case, as it has been for many. Recently I have questioned my prejudices much more robustly and taken more time … Continue reading “Prejudice – Part 2”

Building Your Own Guitar – Overview

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During September and October 2014 I attended a three-week intensive course to build my own acoustic guitar. As people will quite possibly be directed to this website to gain an understanding of the process, I thought I’d cap the experience off with this overview. Click here to go to the Guitar section of this website, … Continue reading “Building Your Own Guitar – Overview”