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Reconnoitring Point Nepean

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Being from the unfashionable western suburbs I had never been to remote locations like Point Nepean. The opportunity to head down there with the older girls, who I managed to convince it was a good idea as it was an opportunity to be taken up.

Sadly we had quite a late . . . → Read More: Reconnoitring Point Nepean

Driving through Parkville

Was driving along a street I had not been down for a long long time trying to remember which way to get to where I wanted to go. Got to a point were my memory said – mum and dad used to turn left here. So I turned left. And sure enough the . . . → Read More: Driving through Parkville

Slimefest 2014

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We headed up to Sydney again to take Milla and the girls to Slimefest for Milla’s birthday.

This time we put the dogs into the Coldstream Animal Shelter for kennelling. I took the dogs up there. When I got there the noise was so loud from the other dogs barking. The . . . → Read More: Slimefest 2014

The Good Earth

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The van has always, well since we got it, had a bit of a problem with rough idling. Various mechanics have noted it. The people at Burwin Volkswagen said that there were wild fluctuations in the injector pressure and suspected that it might be the bearings in the bearings of the fuel . . . → Read More: The Good Earth

Monbulk Car and Bike show

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The first I knew of it was when signs appears at he bus stop advising that the bus stop would be shut and the busses run down Menin road.

Then I went looking and found a page on Facebook. It was not something of great . . . → Read More: Monbulk Car and Bike show

Kallista Kinda BBQ

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Kirsten put me down for a session 13:00 to 15:00 at the Bayswater Bunnings for the Kallista Kindergarten BBQ fundraiser.

Luckily she noticed I was trying to go on Saturday rather than Sunday.

I arrived a little late as Krysta decided to come just as I was about to . . . → Read More: Kallista Kinda BBQ

Inclement Weather

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Another week if really inclement weather. A series of cold fronts rushed through bringing the cold straight from the great southern ocean. We had a couple of blackouts.

Here is a view of one front passing through from the floor I work on.

After the last . . . → Read More: Inclement Weather

Blackout take 2

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Our second big blackout of the winter and the first overnight one.

Another set of fierce cold fronts moved through with more dire warnings from the BOM of damaging winds.

Kirsten was the first to know of this blackout. One of the dancers was from Monbulk College and said . . . → Read More: Blackout take 2

Return to Broadmeadows station

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Kirsten, Krysta and Teresa came back on the XPT. I drove to Broadmeadows Station and caught the train into the city. Surprisingly this only took an extra 40 minutes.

I immediately felt at home. The diversity of peoples on the train was refreshing. Though the train was a bit over crowded.

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Broadmeadows station

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The girls traveled up to Sydney on the XPT. We spent the night before double checking the details. Kirsten had been told that there was regional rail track works and the trip from Southern Cross to Broadmeadows would be by bus and therefore we had to be at southern cross 40 minutes earlier . . . → Read More: Broadmeadows station