This is Bob, Bob is in his pond at the park, not in the sky. Bob is chilled, he has a girlfriend (could be a boyfriend.. actually Bob could be a bobette, we are not fish experts), we see them on dates late at night
We have no idea how Bob ended up at the park pond, but we do love to visit him along with the cranky owl that turns up occasionally.

Hey Lewis Fogerty, here’s that missing goldfish hes fat.


My favourite park for some skyline shots, great clouds as well.

Somewhat challenging conditions unit 1 child repeatedly telling me how fing boring and slow we are and that males are more likely to be hit by lightning…, the middle one demanding to know when the lightning will hit me and the little one determined to take off down the hill on a scooter with no brakes (really gotta fix that).


I got this game 30 years ago, so many times i thought i should just throw the thing out but never did, the middle child has found it and gotten addicted

Turns out peeps on ebay trying to sell these for 400 bucks US.. crazy

#nintendo #squish

So whats worse than lockdown ?

Having your favourite park shutdown due to $%#tards protesting.

Consequentially we are dodging horse crap on our run/walk now

There are only two points I will make 1) a high proportion of people who attend these rallies/protests do not actually give a crap about the cause, they are more interested in conflict with authority… 2) The police have not done themselves any favours when they talk about their police force as ‘troops’ – next they will be turning up to protest rallies with military grade weapons … thats worked well in otehr countries right.

Anyways, we did spend some good time in the garden checking out the flowers and bugs..
The first one sums it up for me, slug on a flower… vs the ?

Gotta love the Norwegians

From having a proper vaccination injury compensation scheme (story for another day i reckon) thru to the reviving of people suffering hypothermia, its always a fun read, so thought it best to share a few gems.

In 1999 a woman whilst skiing fell into a creek (near Narvik – up in the famous Lofeten islands area) was revived after her temperature dropped to 13.7Β°C . That case surpassed by a young boy (Poland) who went to 11Β°C, crazy stuff.

These cases came up since they are investigating the use of viagra (or similar drugs) for treatment of hypothermic patients – makes sense i suppose.. dilating arteries and making it easier for the heart to pump or something…. this… More

The bright side.

Sydney Park
I certainly have a love-hate relationship with Sydney park, but I think I think i have taken a positive spin on it in recent months during the lockdown with regular runs and sessions with the kids. Its been really busy with lots of people, everyone from kids, dog walkers, gym junkes, walkers, randy couples, drug dealers, drug takers and of course a fair smattering of excessive use of active wear.. try explaining to your 3 daughters the concept and reasoning for those.. ahem.. ‘gathered’ leggings that seem to be the rage at the moment. Geez i don’t have a issue with them, as I suspect most dudes don’t however the best explanation i could come up with to… More

The adventures of lavendar-man and bat-roo.. or is it the other way round :)

The adventures of lavendar-man and bat-roo.. or is it the other way round

I deserve several medals, 1) for clearing the table to actually be able to do this 2) being able to put some water droplets on anything with 3 kids thundering around 3) keeping those water droplets on for more than 30 seconds.

Thanks to Al Chris for sending me a inspirational macro book – i have not read it yet, but i can only get better from here… Really appreciate it

Also thanks to the fongster (Cameron K. Fong) for the flash triggers, I finally got around to using them, they work really well, heaps better than relying on onboard flash trigger.