Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31, 2012 … an ending is merely a prelude to a new beginning

Can you hear the sound of the year winding down? Like a jet engine at an airport, the year is coming to a standstill.  For me it has been an interesting year. Technically, I retired in October last year. However, … Continue reading

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December 30, 2012 … high in the cold clear air

Yesterday was about getting home. No time for much else, not even photography. It began early with a 5:30 am wake-up call. A quick breakfast, and then Catherine drove us to the airport. Traffic over the Bolte Bridge was light … Continue reading

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December 29, 2012 … a chilly welcome in a warm city

Home again. Much as I loved our time with Catherine and Mark, Dorothy was right when she told Toto “there’s no place like home”.  Melbourne is a lovely city to visit, but home for me, is here, in Lower Hutt. … Continue reading

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December 28, 2012 … a cross-section of the city

While the ladies went shopping, I bought a Metcard* and went out and about on the trams. Box Hill is an outer suburb, 58 stops from the start of the run at Port Melbourne. I was astonished at just how … Continue reading

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December 27, 2012 … midsummer mayhem

I am seriously contemplating going over to the dark side. And I have spousal approval! Her motive is reduced baggage weight. Mine is to break free of the insane number of complex hardware and software inter-relationships that produce an almost … Continue reading

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December 26, 2012 … the festive season

I was having so much fun today, I almost forgot to post. Yesterday, of course, was Christmas day. I have no intention of intruding on the privacy of my family members, but suffice it to say that we had a … Continue reading

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December 25, 2012 … peace and joy to all mankind

Since I am surplus to requirements in the kitchen, I can compose a brief blog for Christmas. First things first. Warmest Christmas greetings to my friends and readers everywhere. I hope you have a happy and blessed day, and that … Continue reading

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