Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fathers' day

There were two people who were my early fishing partners - my teacher, Dad and my partner, Nathan.   Dad and Rick have known each other for 45 odd years and Nathan and I for 35. There have been many trips - soccer, camping, school, tennis....... and this year, fishing in Kuala Rompin.

Fishing was slow this year however we all landed one fish each and with the nice symmetry completed minutes before lines-up, we headed home happy to then watch the Waratah's win the Super rugby after all these years.

It was still squid season this early in the year and I am so amazed by them, I couldn't bring myself to keep all the calamari. The skipper couldn't understand why I was throwing them back however with enough for dinner here are some for the next little boy and for next year.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

As war flares again in Israel & Palestine it is sad to think of a focus on differences rather than similarities. In our fleeting visit which obviously went into no meaningful depth on the complex issues at hand, we came away with a sense of tolerance and reasonable cohabitation. There were hints of what lay below the surface but on holidays, we were not scratching very hard.

 Lawrence I am not.

 Jesus was here.
My treasure.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Easy Tiger

Hmmmm. I was somewhat ethically uncomfortable but they seemed to have credentials so Amanda and I spent some time with the Chiang Mai tigers. It was momentarily thrilling but ultimately felt like shooting fish in a barrel.

However I did come away from Chiang Mai knowing that unless A gets one lucky shot away I am in no danger of any serious fury from my woman scorned.

It was my first time in northern Thailand and I was incredibly impressed by the cuisine - Chiang Mai sausage, khao soi, kâab mŏo........ mmmmmm.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Maybe it's me

I've joined a gym for the first time in my life, which is a story for another time. On my first visit I saw a man using the hair dryer to dry his chest hair.  After that weirdo, my second visit presented a man using the hair dryer to dry his underarm hair. On my third visit there was another man drying his chest hair and now I am wondering if it is me? Do people look at me and my towel and think I'm a little odd?

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Some Christmas cheer

I am starting to enjoy some of the spoils of the Christmas. Thanks Amanda, I'll be sure to need more by Christmas 2014.