Tasmanian Bush fires 2013

Tasmanian Bush fires 2013

We arrived into Tasmania amidst of one of the worst bush fires in living memory. You hear and read about it but you really don’t know how bad it is until you see it. The total randomness of the fire – one house, tree or car gone to the ground and right next to it there is a house, tree or car totally unscathed bar a bit of ash.

Our hearts and thoughts goes out to the families who suffered, please donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fond who are working hard to help.

Ghost School

Ghost School

Old school in Bannack, Montana and some of the rules for the teachers were …


You will not marry during the term of your contract
You are not to keep company with men
You must be home between the hours of 8pm and 6am unless attending school functions
You may not under any circumstance dye your hair
Your dress may not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle
You may not dress in bright colors

Going underground

Going underground

If you know me or have meet me ever, even for a short while. I’m sure that you have heard my rant about the Tube aka the underground public transport in London. I had to endure it the other day, lucky I only have to use this horrid thing once every three to four months. How can people do this every day, TWICE or even more ….. oh here I go starting my rant, I’ll get off my soap box.

Tedious link

Kerb crawlers

Kerb crawlers

Also “fondly” known as Chutney.

Yes they do look beautiful, wonderful colours and are just begging to be kicked about. Though do be careful: if they are wet they are as good as an ice rink. After a fall a few years ago where these little blighter took the front wheel away and I came down hard, wet leafs are now known as Chutney. Because of the mango coloured bicycle I was on was called that and the mess I have hit looked a bit like some too.

Street party

Street party

Even though I was working yesterday it was good to see the street parties, when I went to and from work. I think I saw at least eight street parties. Best of all the roads were empty and the parks too, so it really felt like I was alone out there.

So we just need to get Charles to take over from Liz and then Jr to take over from Charles and the happy royal couple breeding fast. We will then have a few parties in fast succession, three coronations, a few baptising (they tend to breed these royals) and then some weddings when the little rascals have grown up.

Oh it will also get something else on the coins, notes and stamps it is getting a bit boring to see Liz every time 😉

Concrete jungle

Concrete jungle

What ever you say about the concrete jungle and cityscapes, there is beauty there. Just simple lines, symmetry, colour and the sheer scale of them. Makes concrete beautiful.

This was taken while walking around in Paris may years ago, honestly I can’t remember where. Though looking back at my old pictures I need to get out there to take some more photo of architecture and buildings.