Sunday, September 25, 2005


Beautiful days in Canberra at the moment. The temparatures are getting up there and perhaps we have seen our last frost till next year. Sometimes the young ones just surprise you. I got up yesterday morning and opened up doors and windows to allow the house to air out. When I opened the back door a gorgeous blast of fresh spring air flooded into the house. My eldest (8) who was sitting on the lounge room floor immediately jumped up and said "Dad! I love this place. The air is wonderful."

Sunday, September 18, 2005


Broadband. I've got broadband. What a pleasure it is. No more groans about having to dial up; "Are you on the internet?", come on get off I want to call Mum!! The speed is amazing. I am currently listening to Radio Scotland as I blog. Fantastic hearing Scottish voices. Just love it.

We have been in our new house nearly 8 weeks. The chooks are laying like troopers, we haven't had to buy eggs since we moved in. Our best haul was 8 in one day! Not quite sure what got into them but I know what came out of them.

I want to start growing tomatoes and our house has a fenced off vege patch with raised beds. I started preparing one of the beds yesterday and I could not believe what I was finding. The people who had our house before seemed like together people; and they assured my wife that the vege beds were organic and had not seen chemicals in seven years. How good is that? However it was most likey crap. I have removed all sorts of plastic household waste, rocks, and even some old shoe leather. In one corner of the bed I found a stinking great pile of dog shit. I couldn't believe it, just when I thought it couldn't get any worse - fucking dog shit!! Enough to fill a small bucket! The old owners have moved to a farm outside Canberra. If the vege patch is any indication of their farming skills then heaven help them, not to mention the environment.

In my last blog I waffled on about the in and outs of buying a house. Some arsehole internet hacker working for a loan company spammed the entry with a couple of adverts for loans. I am sure that behaviour has a name by now but I don't know what it is. Shitty and stupid is the only thing I can come up with.