Growing and Blowing – 12 October 2019

Around the world at the moment people are calling for change, to how we impact the planet and how we maintain our lifestyle. While celebrating my darling wife's birthday today we took a road trip past the wind farm at Mt Mercer in Central Victoria. This wind farm is large, and in sight of the newest... Continue Reading →

Honouring Ballarat’s Vietnam Veterans 2016

It's been a long haul for many ANZAC Vietnam veterans. Returning from serving their country in a foreign land, after fighting and dying for reasons not their own. On their return many found themselves anathema to the people they had fought for and served. Little support on the home front and less from the government who'd... Continue Reading →

Rememberance Day 2015 – Lest We Forget

I attended my first Remembrance Day Service (the 11th day of the 11th month) in 40 years today. Our Daughter "The Cap'n" along with her Co-Captain represented their High School College at Ballarat's memorial service at the Ballarat Cenotaph this morning. We are very proud of the Cap'n's achievements. I'm glad that I could be there... Continue Reading →

Nation building activities need not be above ground

I've said to anyone who will listen for the last 10 years that the future for Australia is bleak without water security. But there is little drive to have water security on the agenda. I was pleasantly surprised today after reading this item on Ballarat's 'The Courier' website. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth; also... Continue Reading →

Ballarat in all it’s glory

One of the transportation fans I follow on YouTube recently shot a video of the trams running around the lake here in Ballarat. For those of you not in town (who are perhaps in Texas) here's a little view of the town's other premier attraction - Lake Wendouree, Lake Gardens (our Botanic Gardens) and the... Continue Reading →

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