Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weekend again!

Well, it's Friday again. 

Quite a curious mix this office. The IT guy came round collecting for the Euro 2012 office sweep (no NRL nor AFL here) followed by afternoon tea comprising nibblies, sushi and Taylor's Promised Land Unwooded Chardonnay. The excuse was to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. O oook..... whatever. 

Going to spend the weekend powerpointing (sounds a lot more interesting than working) and maybe property hunting. The O'Farrell NSW government has kindly offered first home buyers $15,000 and no stamp duty on off-the-plan purchases. Only way to get the kid out the them buy their own place...

Monday, June 18, 2012


Love this. A wombat down a pipe....

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Castle Fantasy... Part 2

In October 2011, I wrote about my fantasy, buying this 40 acre plot of land in Cambewarra, the asking price $395,000. 

Well, it's still for sale, now asking $299,000. Talk about financial crisis. Funny thing, the two properties up and down the road are asking $1.275m and $749,000.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Yup, thank god it's Friday and it's a long weekend too. Queen's birthday Monday, 11 June! God bless the Queen I say, no matter what the republicans believe in.

What a week!

1. We have a bunch of Greeks fiddling (or fighting) while Athens burn. Global financial calamity but who cares? Not the Greeks.

Ilias Kasidiaris of the Golden Dawn party throwing water at the left-wing 
Syriza party member and then smacking the Communist Party member in the face.

2. Next up, we find some ladies stabbing each other over a pair of shoes. Mid season sale is now on at all department stalls. 

Men, important point from this, never stand between a lady and shoes on sale!

Two girls are in hospital after stabbing each other in a tussle over shoes at the 
Gold Coast's Robina Town Centre.

3. Finally, the pride of Aussie swimmers. Nick D'Arcy (the one on the left, punched fellow swimmer, Simon Cowley breaking his nose, was ordered to pay $181,000 in damages, but declared bankruptcy) and Kenrick Monk who claimed he was the victim of a hit and run when he actually fell off his skateboard.

Nick D'Arcy (left) and Kenrick Monk posing with guns