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End of the Baltics, End of Summer

Friday 28 July to Tuesday 5 September As we depart the Baltics we also watch summer disappearing. Trees are showing golden leaves, wildflowers are turning to seed, stork nests are empty, fields are being mown.  Apart from poorer than expected … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings 2013 from the Stainsby’s

This must be the 7th year that you have not received a Christmas card from the Stainsby’s. Instead we have vowed to provide a donation in lieu of buying the cards and postage stamps. As I look back on previous … Continue reading

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The Last Doggy Walk

For the last 6 months Sally and I have joined a gorgeous group of dogs with their delightful”mums” for a walk-and-talk and coffee/chai on Wednesday mornings. Sally has become very attached to her doggy friends, especially young Chloe, whilst I … Continue reading

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Homeless with a Plan

Well we are officially “homeless” – we have no home to call our own, having vacated the apartment this morning.  Life at the Sandy Pub is interesting, but the view not as good. But we have a plan – a … Continue reading

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Home from the “Sunday Drive”

It took 4 Sundays and the 18 days in-between for our “Sunday Drive”. We got all the way west to Cape Naturaliste and south to Albany and covered 9,044 km. It was a great journey of stunning Aussie landscapes, beautiful … Continue reading

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North Road to Mordialloc

We have completed part of my quest to search for water bubblers between Port Melbourne and Mordialloc. Now we just have to cover the Port Melbourne to North Road bit. Steve from the City of Kingston was very helpful with … Continue reading

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Finding Water

Hayden’s latest iPhone app “Water Water Everywhere”, which he wrote for Ben Kay’s water project, is up and running. It is primarily designed for the UK market, however we have decided to contribute as much local content as we can. … Continue reading

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Why am I here?

I have started a new life – living off the funds accumulated over a previous lifetime of work.  It’s called retirement. This is an opportunity to do all the things I’ve been meaning to do in the other lifetimes, and … Continue reading

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I am retired!

After 43 years in the computer industry (yes, I am an early adopter) and 7 years at Inmatrix-into-SunGard, today I retire.It will be hard not focussing on the next activities I need to undertake at work, and I am truely … Continue reading

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35 into 25,000

Last week the little company I have worked for during the past 6 years was “acquired”.  Vale Inmatrix, hello SunGard. Inmatrix was a small software developer specialising in Financial Analysis applications, currently with 35 people on board.  It is going … Continue reading

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