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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Married to Christine (22 years) and proud father of three children, Alyce,Emily & Nathan. Not as active as I'd like to be, back surgery last year has resulted in my physical life style to be somewhat compromised. I Love having a drink or two with my mates, especially in the Summer months when we take it in turns to hover over the BBQ.


Friday, October 27, 2006

Camp out

When the cats away...... Dad takes the kids camping. (real Camping)
Nothing like the great outdoors,fresh air, great scenery, peace and tranquility. mmmmmmm!
Emily & Nathan have been hanging out to go camping. So while Christine went to stay at her sister Donna's place to celebrate her birthday, we took the opportunity to load up the 4 wheeel drive and camp trailer, picked up Fitzy and his son Connor then Headed into the bush. A two hour drive to the Thornton pub to meet our hosts for the weekend Ian & Ray. We followed Ian and Ray to a secret secluded area of land on the banks of the Goulburn river. A friend of Theirs owns two thousand acres of prime farmland where the Goulburn river winds through, a truly magical spot. First things first, I grabbed the shovel to dig the dunny. Yep! no toilets here, I did say it was real camping. Next we put up the tents and Emily made it homely by setting the beds up nice and comfortable. With the main things taken care of it was time to get the campfire going. Once the fire had settled the kids toasted marshmellows by using sticks they had collected earlier in the day.
Just as well we were prepared with extra bedding in case it got cold overnight. Cold... Brrrrrrr!! the temperature plummeted to zero degrees and everything we left outside was frozen. At 5 am we were woken by the sounds of nature. Sheep,Cows,Kookaburras,Native birds taking it in turns to call one another. The Kids and I laughed and joked about being awake so early. So as not to waste the day all of us were up and about collecting timber, setting fishing rods up and cooking breakfast on the coals left behind by a redgum limb burning overnight. We fished for a few hours, Ian caught a nice Rainbow trout and a Redfin. Unfortunately the rest of us didn't have to much luck when it came to catching a fish...
The highlite of the weekend for Nathan was being able to WIZZ anywhere he felt like.
The highlite for Emily was chasing and being chased by the cows close to our camp.
The highlite for me was just being there

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Male or Female

Male or Female???

Female..... Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Its Sunday

Its been a while since my last post,too many things to do not enough time available. Its Sunday morning and for all that know me its time for me to make breakfast for Christine & the kids. I'm up a little earlier than usual, so I thought I might experiment on how to spruce up my blog. After all I can not have my sisters showing more creativity than me. I'll try to get back on later to add to this post,but first breakfast (scrambled eggs,baked beans,bacon & fried tomatoes with toast, juice for the kids and a cup of Tea for Charli),then out to the back yard to install power to my new workshop. If all goes to plan I'll have time left to fix my computer hard drive & get some business paperwork done.

I'm back, things never go to plan do they? Scruff (little Jen) & the Governor (Colin) dropped in to say hi. I didnt want to work anyway, I got called in to answer an alarm at the factory, All is well there just a power failure. 'Cause Col doesn't mind the odd frothy we had to empty the old bar fridge. A few Corona's, a Hahn Ice (how did that get in there? Oh yeah! Col left that last time), half a dozen VB's . Started to get a bit peckish, no problem, a delivery from the local pizza shop, our choice a Macadonian pizza full of hot salami & chilli. Thirst was back, hmmmm! Whats left?
I spy with my little eye a Darwin stubby sitting by its lonesome. A treasure mum brought back from her visit to the Northern Territory in July. Two litres of beer, not the best brew we've tasted ( we used to say that to dad about his home brew). We struggled through it and now I have an orniment for my bar. Nothing more impressive than an emtpy Darwin stubby and I have Col to blame for that.... lol ............. Damn! I still haven't fixed my hard drive. It doesn't matter, maybe tomorrow.... I'm feeling a bit weary now ( bloody Colin). I'll try with the fancy stuff on my blog later. (Did I mention.. bloody Colin)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

In Memory of Dad as posted by Mum,
Carol, Gary, Donna, Joanne

4 July 1936 - 7 October 2004

My darling Alan

My life changed forever
When you were taken from me two years ago today
And I still ask why you were taken away so soon.

Alan you were the love of my life
The hardest part is living life without you
I sense your presence at times,
Which gives me the strength to go on

Thinking of you every minute of every day
You are always in my heart.
Thank you for the precious memories
That are mine to hold onto forever and a day

Carol, Gary, Donna & Joanne would like to share with you all the following reading that they wrote & Carol read at Alans funeral service.

Dad, you were our teacher
From you we learned the rules of right and wrong
You gave us strength, hope and courage
You taught us to stand up, be ourselves,
You encouraged us to strive and achieve.
But most of all you showed us how to love each other,
Be there for each other, to stick together, be a united front.

There were times when we rebelled,
You would just look at us with “the look”
Arguments would follow, but stubborn we would remain.
You would just shake your head,
and eventually accepted that we just had to do, and learn for ourselves.
How lucky we were to have been loved so well.

You were proud of us all,
In so many different ways.
You were our rock,
The person we turned to, looked up to and respected
You saw us through the good times
and guided us through the hard times.
Your were not one to express “mush” and sentiment
You didn’t need to, we knew, we were your life, and you knew, you were ours.

We will miss you though we know you are here beside us
We will miss your arguments, laughter, and fun,
We will miss so much, we cant even express
But most of all, we will miss your love, though ours for you remains

You were, are and will be, just as ever, In many minds and hearts, not only ours.
Dad lives in those he left behind, His loved ones and his mates
And so Dad, goodbye does not mean you are gone, so long as we still love you, you live on.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Alyce Update

So far so good, Alyce has been accepted in the first round for her entry to university in her
quest for a bachelor of education.

Fingers & toes crossed for the second stage.

A little more Humour

Male or female???


Male object: Because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under their arse (ass)