Aus in the news

13 08 2009

You can go for months in Europe and forget that Australia still exists. Apart from mentions about the Ashes (and anything else to do with sport, except soccer).

But we hit the big time with two stories today: one, how inhumane we are being in slaughtering some camels, and two how the senate rejected an emissions bill. That article goes on to say “Australia has the highest per capita emissions in the developed world and coal is its biggest export”.

re the camels, how about instead of shooting them, we find a bug somewhere that makes them infertile – much more humane. This bug, of course will have no side effects, a la cane toads, cats, rabbits… But about the emissions, I was about to make some smart arsed remark, but a while with my friend the internet, and err, that is correct. Coal being our biggest export is not surprising, but we have the highest per capita emissions in the world (developed, or developing from what I can see). Mainly from cars (in the cities), electricity generation/usage, and the aluminium smelting industry. A few years old, but interesting reading.

I’m going to have to put my high horse and halo away for a few days.

But there was nothing at all about the birth of Kev and Catherine’s newest, Sam. So I’ll help out the rest of the world by reporting it here. Congrats guys, hope you’re home soon!


13 06 2009

I was trimming my sorry excuse for a beard the other day, and I saw talcum powder in it. Hang on. I hadn’t used talc.

WHAT? Is that a grey hair? But, but… And there are more of them!! Wow, I didn’t realise things would go downhill this fast after hitting thirty.


20 08 2007

Hi Gunjuk – You might want to start walking soon.
Fish you might want to see if you can help him along.

Some Photos

11 08 2007

Jess (or possibly Ol) has uploaded some of the photos we took during the Peru part of the trip. They are at:

thanks guys. I’ll have to get a copy of the DVD from you at some point 🙂


25 07 2007

So far I’ve taken over a gig of photos, but uploaded none. It turns out it’s not as easy when you don’t have a fast internet connection and plenty of time to kill on the internet. So please just imagine the great views, me hanging from an ice wall and the colourful Peruvians.


6 07 2007

I took an overnight bus to get here. I think that was my first mistake, no Peruvian city looks it’s best before siesta, and this one took until sunset. Perhaps I should have listened to The ‘Planet. Tomorrow, Trujillo. Perhaps the ever-present sea fog will be absent. Well, I can hope.

Other interesting events; another protest today, this time by teachers. Walking around, they managed to shut down the city. Also today was the first time I didn’t feel safe. Bit of a dodgy city, and very few gringos. When I finally saw another, I realised why I was getting so many looks. Not only are we pale, but we are between 0 and 3 ft taller than the locals. No wonder we stick out.

oh dear

29 05 2007