08 January, 2017
06 January, 2017
So I skipped a day, but continuing with 'C'...
There was some stunning light about and I took a pic of the Sydney Skyline with the Opera House in it (the Harbour Bridge was to far to the right from this location really... haha)
Anyway, the MS Noordam (Holland America Line) entered through the heads first, and was lucky enough to sail past in this light...
This light didn't last that long though, when the Celebrity Solstice (Celebrity Cruises) sailed through...
It was a nice morning to have been out on the harbour...
02 January, 2017
Later in the afternoon, after we had left, there was a fire in the lower level food court - right where we had lunch!!!
01 January, 2017
I don't really know how I got to Freemans Reach Park, but the elevated view gave me this old, somewhat abandoned shed...
On the return towards home, through Wilberforce, I remembered that on 'Freemans Reach Rd', there was an old house, often photographed as well, so I headed up there to have a look see... It has clearly gotten a lot worse than I remembered it!!!
So thats it, 'Abandoned' is done, what a way to spend New Years Day!!! Hope you had a great New Years Eve, and a great day to start 2017!
It would be remiss of me to reflect upon 2016... I sold the home Louise and I purchased in Merrylands, bought a house closer to mum, a new car, and I also ended up in intensive care of all places!!!
The move, whilst traumatic, it also closed another chapter and allowed me to become more at peace with life as well...
I am also grateful for the many MANY friends, both near and far, I have... And whilst I don't have the time to send you ALL a personal message, I am just grateful for you all just 'being there' when needed...
So, to you and your family, from me and mine, I wish you ALL a safe NYE, don't drink too much, and a safe, happy and love filled 2017, what ever it brings!!!!
Whilst the Sydney Harbour Bridge was be covered in fireworks, theres no better show, that of 'Mother Nature'...
Happy New Year!
01 November, 2016
Well.... I am BACK!!!!
There has been SO much happening of late, I can not begin to tell you... But today, it has all come to a conclusion...
You see, after many months/years of agonising over it, I have sold up in Merrylands, the house that Louise and I had shared so many happy years, and also some of the darkest moments I have ever experienced. It was a delightful old home, built in 1927, and came with a large yard.
But, living alone, in a large house and yard, came with a lot of maintenance, which my bad back, could not do anymore. Although the memories will always be with me, it was just simply time to sell! Although purchased for a good price back in 2005, 'bring on the removalist', I was shocked at what I got for the house, which meant I could clear the mortgage, and then buy in cash, so I am a home owner, and debt free!!! It is truely a wonderful experience!
Whilst my sale went through without any hassles, I can not say the same for my new place. What was meant to be a 10 day settlement, ended up being a day short of two months!!!! Oh well...
NOW, I can get on and lay a new lawn in the courtyard, put a deck to the rear of the house with an awning as well, and then I am all done with nothing else to do!!!
Lots of posts over the coming weeks as we get things done, but for now, this is a brief update!!!
Whats everyone been up to of late??
02 January, 2016
Ok, so today, I did something completely random, I got myself a new watch (as a belated Wedding Anniversary/Christmas present...)
A few months back, I did a market research for an international cloud company, and I got a Myers Gift Card. I also got some money for Christmas. So, this morning I trundled down to Myer in Westfield Parramatta and did some 'me' shopping. There was a few I liked, but it came down to two, this one and a Michael Kors model.
Otherwise, today was spent having lunch with a mate, and a trip to the chemist for a script and home, where housework (yawn) took my afternoon through to this evening.
Hoo roo for now...------
01 January, 2016
2015 bought mixed feelings for me... Some good, some bad, some beginnings and some endings, but most of all, it was press good in most parts! I managed to supply some photos for a project in NSW, I did a shoot of a heritage aircraft which flew for the first time in nearly 40 years (and an article on it as well) and I am waiting for the magazine to arrive!!
But most importantly, friendships, I have this year had some of the best people around me, and I am grateful for this!
So what does 2016 hold? Well, I will be spending the first month or two with a very exciting moment in my life. It will take a little while to get done, but it is 'time' to do it now. Also, this year I will be looking at a replacement for the old Suzuki, it is still a fine car and does what its asked of, but it is just at the point of a few noises here and there... I don't know yet, but it will be the second 'big event' of the year!
So what ever it is you have planned for 2016, I hope that it brings you much joy and happiness!!
11 December, 2015
Today, you are 46 years old...
- or 552 months 0 days
- or 2400 weeks 1 days
- or 16,801 days
- or 403,224 hours
- or 24,193,440 minutes
- or 1,451,606,400 seconds
03 December, 2015
Hoo roo for now...