An Australian Christmas Yarn

Amid all the bad news and online anger lately, three things occurred today which helped restore my fading Christmas Spirit.

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Size of Queensland Bushfires 2019

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Aftermath of a grass fire near Gladstone. Photo: G. Bray

Since September, 206,000 hectares of Queensland has been turned to ash.

If you’re anything like me, (a mathematical illiterate), you’ll be struggling to picture just how much of our great, flame grilled, state that is.

So, I whipped out my trusty calculator and did some figuring to help put that figure into perspective for you (so you won’t have to strain your brain): Continue reading

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Birthday Marathon Wrap Up

70999114_2090347547936869_6973839841347764224_nShort story: I can walk a 42 kilometre marathon and not end up in hospital.

Long story: It was an 8 hour 11 minute long adventure with so many great memories, I’m still trying to process it all.
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Birthday Marathon Update: One Day To Go!

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Thursday evening was my last training stroll before Saturday’s big event.

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Keep Calm and… Oh FFS!

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A Mugs Game This was my favourite mug, after the first one got smashed. The original was given to me by my parents for my birthday back in 2013.  It even came with a little card telling the story of … Continue reading

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Birthday Marathon Walk

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Note: originally published on July 28, here. Sore Feet, Helping Hands ‘Ooh, I get by with a little help from my friends…’ Folks, to walk a marathon I’m going to need some help, plus it’s my chance to help others. … Continue reading

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Moving on…

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On yer bike!

Folks,  here’s what happened.

This website was created to display the weekly humorous columns I wrote for the Gladstone Observer each Friday and the Newscorp regional papers Lifestyle section on Saturdays.

Unfortunately, a decision was made at Newscorp HQ to stop paying for freelance contributions across the group.  Sadly, this meant me. Continue reading

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