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Trip: Home court advantage

There are [88] stories from my trip: Home court advantage


The wandering wedding specialist.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Views [881]

Through a whirlwind of flights and near misses, love and vows, fights and make up kisses, I come out the other side wondering what happened. Not that memory went up in smoke the way it normally does, it was just too much in two weeks ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, friends, weddings


Photos: 2010 Thailand

THAILAND | Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

The album name pretty much says it all
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Mother Nature gets all moody and confused

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | Views [621]

The only way to make continual sunshine seem better is by throwing in the occasional rainy day. I know there is a vengeful deity with a perverse sense of humour who makes those rainy days fall on my days off. That turned out ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, friends, television


Part I. Playing in God's pleasure park.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 | Views [803]

This sunny afternoon I find myself writing from a bedroom that seems to have held some sort of sporting event; that possibly ended with some sort of riot. The demolished bed and soft tingles of the afterglow makes me blissfully aware that the bed may ... Read more >

Tags: horse races, partying


Part II. The sacred sand-pit

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | Views [691]

An SMS from Mikey about playing golf brought me back to reality. I crawled out of a bed occupied by a Finnish co-worker breathing dreamily in the aftermath of a night not spent sleeping. It then dawned on me that I'm late, in the normal sense of the ... Read more >

Tags: beach, partying


Frangelico nights

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 21 Aug 2010 | Views [1177]

As another utopian dry season twilight silences the usual fun and frivolity of communal life in the staff crap shack, I use the rare moments of peace to finally bring this journal up to date. I take another long slurp of my frangelico and ... Read more >

Tags: friends, partying, work


Same same but different.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | Views [1691] | Comments [1]

I'm working up a sweat just thinking about what to write. That's not because I'm whipping my brain like a pack horse, it's just a constant by-product of life in Broome. Compared to Hobart, it's like living inside an active volcano. Given that ... Read more >

Tags: friends, work


A civilised ceremony and crazy celebration matches the coupling of colourful characters.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | Views [1101]

Exchanging vows always sounded like a great idea to me if it involved swapping a 'no drinking' vow for a 'no stabbing' vow. When it entailed a life membership to monogamous loving, I often felt the need to reaffirm my 'no stabbing' vow. Like the inside ... Read more >

Tags: friends, partying, weddings


Alcohol and antiques.

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | Views [826]

Time has come for the winter migration. The chill slid into Hobart like the stranger who steals your seat at the bar, all bright eyes and cheesey smile. The trees decided not to fight the cold and burnt their leaves off in a fiery display of natures' ... Read more >

Tags: friends, partying, work


Burnie, bogans and a burger bargain.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | Views [1472]

With time expiring on my tenure in Tasmania, it seemed appropriate to take in a bit more of the state before I left. The North Western town of Burnie would probably not feature on any sane persons list of tourist destinations, and had it not ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, food, people


The cold winds of change.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | Views [955]

I was checking in for my flight from Port Macquarie to Melbourne. The kind lady tagging my luggage assumed that I would happily declare anything illegal or dangerous I was smuggling. I was two hours early for the flight and panting like being ... Read more >

Tags: friends, work


Far too cool to fly on time.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 20 Mar 2010 | Views [1853] | Comments [1]

This seasons fashion is idiocy, best expressed through missed flights and further unnecessary expenditure. While the finger of blame could stray slightly towards others, I must accept full responsibility for uncovering more and more unusual ... Read more >

Tags: flying, friends, misadventures, party


Reliving Roman blood lust.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | Views [2146]

Would it be wrong for this anti pugilist to admit he loves watching the toughest dudes on the planet pummel the bejesus out of each other? As it further confirms the contradictory nature of my personality, and my tendency to spend every penny I earn, ... Read more >

Tags: adrenalin, friends, sports


Slippery in Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | Views [784]

I need a holiday after all this talk about commitment, and marriage and every other aspect of human interactions that is scarier than watching 'Wolf Creek'. Its open wallet season and not one, not two, but three interstate trips are forcing ... Read more >

Tags: friends, sight seeing, sport


2010; The year of the wedding. Awesome!

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | Views [943] | Video

I'd forgotten what silence sounded like. It's an empty sound, like one hand clapping. Unfortunately, no transcendental insights accompanied such a realisation, although I think some trees might have fallen in the forest without me being there to ... Read more >

Tags: friends, planning, television


Witness to a fairy tale.

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 | Views [1465]

Who wants to get married? Anyone? I'm throwing myself away. I'm in need of a bit of a fix up, and I have even less to offer financially now, other than my own lack of self-sufficiency. My liver feels 20 years older than the rest of my body, ... Read more >

Tags: friends, party, wedding


A big booby, er.. boozy Bucks night

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | Views [2428]

Who wants money? Anyone? I'm throwing it away. Out it goes with my mobile phone and all my phone numbers. And a fair portion of my dignity too. Yep, that's what Bucks parties are all about apparently. Being the first I had ... Read more >

Tags: friends, party


Television is the next stage for my dribble.

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | Views [974] | Comments [1]

One minute a nobody; a TV star the next. After my brush with fame is televised this Sunday morning, (Insiders ABC 9am) I'll be a nobody again. Unless some careful editing manages to portray me as perhaps, weatherman potential. I fear it may portray ... Read more >

Tags: friends, television, work


Sunshine, suds and snot in Salamanca Square.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | Views [1114]

Isn't life amazing? Such a claim may seem like a great self-help book title, or that I've been watching too many nature documentaries again, but its the only way I can summarise my last week. I've gone from clueless and uncommitted to stable ... Read more >

Tags: sunshine, work


Pointless ramblings PART er.. lost count.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010 | Views [542] | Comments [1]

Hangover day number four in a row. I fell out of my bunk bed at 11am and sparked a joint to dull the throbbing in my head. I needed a serious caffeine injection just to stop slumber from reclaiming me as I typed. I haven't even thought of work, ... Read more >


Is Peter Pan practising what he preaches?

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 20 Dec 2009 | Views [877] | Comments [1]

Returning to Melbourne is always a scary prospect for me. Cougars don't stalk me in the front yard and the wardrobe is boogey man free the last time I checked. Grey skies that look like they've been finger painted by an obsessive compulsive ... Read more >

Tags: friends, on the road


The Apple Isle tempts me away from paradise.

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Views [815] | Comments [1]

An old biblical saying goes 'He who bores of paradise, is indeed an idiot, or loves apples!' Old is a relative term seeing as I made up that saying, just like someone else probably made up the Bible, but it is most appropriate to my decision to leave ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, friends, work


JOURNAL 100; A century of questionable merit.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | Views [2410] | Comments [3]

Who would have thought I would make it this far? If anyone other than me gave any thought to it, you have far too much time on your hands and should try collecting stamps or something. My abacus must have a virus because journal entry number ... Read more >


A lot can change in three weeks.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | Views [740]

I'm back in Broome. My house is full of strangers. The weather is a hot liquid overcoat. I am no longer a underwater porcelain technician. All of these facts painted a rather scary picture on my return home. Particularly with the financial freedom ... Read more >

Tags: friends, work


Don't read this if I owe you money!

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | Views [1033]

Money can strangely lose all significance once you have none. On the proviso that you have friends who will compromise their credit rating on your behalf. When the universe deemed that the last $8 in my account was superfluous to my needs, I am thankful ... Read more >

Tags: money


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