02 March 2020

It’s been a long time since I did one of these updates. I managed to get a couple of Europe posts done from (over) 12 months ago. I have a draft for Stockholm on the way, but struggling with making it less boring than they usually are.

Getting around Canberra, without a car

Back in January my car was parked at work when a massive hail storm blew through. It was intense, there was a lot of damage in Belconnen and the Parliamentary Triangle. All told I got off fairly lightly. My house is generally OK, there are a few tiles that lost a corner or two I should get looked at, and my roller shutters got pummelled, but everything else is fine.

Continue reading “02 March 2020”

27 October 2019

It’s been a while since I did one of these updates, but I have managed to write a few blogs on China, my short trip to Singapore, and I even managed to get one more from Finland in January.

I’ve managed to finish editing my photos from Sweden, so that’ll be next.

Photography

I haven’t taken many photos this week. I was planning on going to the Canberra Nara Candle Festival, but it was cancelled due to bad weather.

There is a large family of magpies living in my street. I think there could be around 20. They haven’t swooped me yet, which is good. When I was 4 or 5 I was swooped – I don’t remember a lot, other than there was a lot of blood.

Continue reading “27 October 2019”

21 April 2019

Day 3 of a 4 day weekend.

I started the weekend with a sore throat, but it seems to have retreated. I spent this morning making two trips to Bunnings. Nothing of note can be achieved in one trip, it always takes two.

I’ve been playing a some Starcraft II on my PC connected to my TV. Other games I can play with a controller on the couch, but this really needs a keyboard and mouse. I had been playing with them on the coffee table, but this makes it a lot more comfortable to sit on the couch and use the computer.

Photography

Last weekend I put up a new blog post with a lot of photos from a national park just outside Helsinki. I enjoyed that day trip a lot, and it was good to go back through the photos.

This weekend I’ve been going through my photos from Oulu in Finland, not ones from the two nights chasing the aurora, but ones from around the town. I hope to have those ones up this week.

Continue reading “21 April 2019”

31 March 2019

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Work has been mostly nuts. I have gotten used to commuting by bus, and there are work weeks when I won’t use my car at all. I am now dreading the new Canberra Transport bus timetable.

The bus to Civic from my suburb is being cancelled and I will have a 30min walk in the morning to catch a bus, or have to change buses. Either way, it’s a 50% increase on my commute each morning, which is pants.

Photography

Photos this week were from my commute, either coming or going.

Earlier in the week I jumped off the bus a couple of stops early on the way home to play Pokemon, and battle in a gym. The sky threatened to open up, but never did. #TeamPixel

Hurry up

Last week I did eventually get through my photos from my first day in Helsinki.

Continue reading “31 March 2019”

3 March 2019

I’ve now been back at work for two weeks, and I’ve been catching the bus each day. It isn’t the worst thing in the world, and I’ve even managed to coordinate getting to the physio in Belconnen.

Photography

I haven’t taken any new photos this week. Just haven’t had the chance so far. I plan on taking some later this coming week at Enlighten, but for now I am still going through Europe photos.

I did upload three new photos to Displate, and they were all approved ?

Three new approved pieces of art on Dispalte

I also ordered three new Displate prints for myself.

Continue reading “3 March 2019”