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Cider Time – 2018 Lisia Gold Production Starts

Sep 05, 18 Cider Time – 2018 Lisia Gold Production Starts

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A very early start this year … there are plenty of apples although many are quite small – no doubt due to the dry summer we have had.

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A New Perspective on Our Sarnia Cherie

Aug 05, 18 A New Perspective on Our Sarnia Cherie

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Had a fantastic trip with Mum, Dad & Anneleis on a RIB boat trip to the Hanois Lighthouse today

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A Busy Day – Making Another Grow Box

Jul 14, 18 A Busy Day – Making Another Grow Box

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A busy day building another grow box for the garden. Also an opportunity to tryout my DJI Osmo Moble 2 Gimbal on my iPhone. Such larks !...

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Why I Love Guernsey ! (One of the Many)

Jun 21, 18 Why I Love Guernsey ! (One of the Many)

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Excellent ‘works outing’ with my work colleagues at HSBC Management Guernsey…

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Muratti 2018

May 12, 18 Muratti 2018

Posted by in Channel Islands, Miscellaneous, Travel

Great away trip to Jersey for the 2018 Muratti … sadly though we lost 1:0 🙁

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Book Review : A Higher Loyalty – Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

May 09, 18 Book Review :  A Higher Loyalty – Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

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A Higher Loyalty : Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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New Tech Toy – My DJI Osmo Mobile 2

Loving my new Osmo Mobile 2 device...

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Boat trip to Brisbane

Apr 10, 18 Boat trip to Brisbane

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Picked up the Brisbane ferry at the QU (Queensland University) St Lucia ‘station’ for a trip into Brizy were we had lunch and wandered through the City Botanic Gardens before heading on to the South Bank Parklands City beach. Australia is truly ahead of its time with the number of free facilities it offers to families...

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Pooltime at Our Air BnB

Apr 09, 18 Pooltime at Our Air BnB

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Loving the Autumn Aussie weather and we’re all making good use of the pool that’s part of the Air BnB house we’re renting … when I say Autumn though I mean Aussi Autumn ie 30C+...

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What a Day ! :-D

A day of Gel Ball combat with Sylvan, River and Lukas. We got hot, sweaty, dirty, muddy, scratched and shot – and very satisfied – fantastic – what more can you ask of a great day out with the lads!

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The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Apr 05, 18 The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Off to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary today on the Gold Coast. As you’ll see in the video the boys have started on a “new” gaming craze – no not some latest online techno video game but, believe it or not, the rather more simple and prosaic “Rock, Paper Scissors” ! – good to see some of...

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Laser X Wars – The Revenge of the Seth

Apr 03, 18 Laser X Wars – The Revenge of the Seth

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Over the past week it’s been both Seth’s and Lukas’ birthdays so what else do you give your 2 nephews but Blasters and chest strike detectors (aka Laser X 😀) – 10 hits and it lets you know “you’re toast!” in no uncertain terms – I think I’ve been toasted enough for a...

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Queensland Maritime Museum

Apr 03, 18 Queensland Maritime Museum

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Another great day with our Aussie family … this time at Brisbane’s Maritime Museum where there was an exhibition on the RAN in WWI which included details of HMAS AE2 – the first allied (& Australian) submarine to pierce the Turkish Dardanelle defences at the start of the 1915 Gallipoli campaign. On board was no less that Sylvan’s Great Grandfather Stoker Horace James Harding!

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Lukas’ 8th Birthday

Apr 02, 18 Lukas’ 8th Birthday

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We celebrated the mighty milestone of Master Lukas Andrew’s 8th Birthday at the Queensland Lions FC stadium – a very impressive environment. The Lions is the club that River plays for in their youth teams – Uncle Rob is VERY impressed !...

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