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Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

First holiday up for 2013 (and the very end of 2012) was a quick visit to Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef. We were there for a bit over four days, with our main focus on snorkelling. We had one day rained … Continue reading

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The all purpose list of things you could buy Robert

For no particular reason, of course… Updated January 2013 ThinkGeek things Cthulhu Ornament http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/c8d1/ Caffeine molecule ornament http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/c80e/ Other online First Party polo (any colour, XL) http://www.pennyarcademerch.com/fp-polomens.html Historyshots Prints: Race to the Moon, Whale Chart, Panama Canal, Dow Jones, Confederate … Continue reading

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Things we went and had a look at today

For no particular reason we went for a drive around the area South of Canberra today: Mt Stromlo observatory: was closed, but the view from Mt Stromlo is still great. And the 2003 fires are more and more of a … Continue reading

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2008 in review: Robert

2008 was a difficult year, but really good in a lot of ways. My work year was dominated by working on Treasury’s Climate Change Modelling. The report that I helped write, Australia’s Low Pollution Future is a major piece of … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating

We’ve been looking at our holiday options, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that we’re not going to get our big 2008 trip planned and booked before we need to. And the airlines aren’t making life easier either (they want the … Continue reading

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Our names in Chinese

Helen: Robert: If anyone knows what these actually mean, please let us know! UPDATE: These are phonetic translations with no special meaning (thankfully!)

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Holiday planning update

We finished up our draft of the 2008 holiday (I’ll put the abbreviated version after the ‘Read More’ link). On the current draft we plan to be out of the country for about 24 days, enter four countries, drive 5,000km, … Continue reading

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Photo update

Part of the new website is a new photo interface. All of our galleries are now stored at my .Mac Gallery page. We’ve just loaded a few new albums, along with plenty you could have seen before on the old … Continue reading

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Weather reports back online

We’re happy to report that the weather station is working again. We’re still not sure why it broke, but it’s all better now. The graphs are going to be a bit messed up for the next month or so while … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2008

As you can see, the website is lurching slowly out of its long slumber. Helen and I have a few goals for 2008. Not resolutions per se, just things we want to do more of in the coming year: Firstly, … Continue reading

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