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Thank Smurf We are Still Standing
20 January, 2017

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It had already been a hectic and strange – even for us – day in the Cabana of Chaos.  Gigantor and I were chilling as Australia came in to bat against the Pakis, when he dragged me outside to look at “the amazing sunset”.

With vibrant orange illuminating puffs of cloud, it was no sunset.  The bush behind the houses on the street running along the end of ours was ablaze.  I checked the police feeds and sure enough, a fire that started west of the Sunshine Motorway earlier in the afternoon had jumped the road and was heading for us.

When I saw a map on Facebook that included us in an advised evacuation zone, I had to stare at it for a few minutes until the streets that I had driven and dog-walked resolved into any sense.

Gigantor has obviously watched enough American Preppers because he had his bike – and school supplies, bless – in the car while I was still wandering in circles trying to find the cat carrier (still on loan to a friend).  In that time the wind dropped, the apocalyptic glow had moved north-west of us and we decided to stay put.

I’d like to thank the crews, and relief crews, of firies that battled all night to defend us.  Most of those blokes – and sheilas, if applicable – are volunteers, who, as Gigantor said, would have been having a beer or so watching the cricket until called to risk their health and lives so we could continue to enjoy ours.  I was given 3 copies of the Firies’ Calendar this Christmas and wasn’t sure what to do with the overflow.  Now I don’t think that was enough!  Thanks, fellas.  Nice work.

 

Sunshine Coast Represent
11 November, 2016

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In response to Q and Catty.  If that makes no sense you may have typed the wrong url into Chrome.

 

Voila! The knitting
13 August, 2016

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Better late than never?  The darker coloured squares are the lovely silk/wool that Spotlight didn’t re-stock (bastards).  The multicoloured wool is the Noro wool/silk – you can see in the pic how it’s a bit slubby but it feels gorgeous and is lovely to knit.

Now what shall I knit?

 

July
4 July, 2016

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Self-portrait having endured election campaign.

June
15 June, 2016

June

You’d think I’d twig to the coming of my birthday month.  I couldn’t find the calendar page, but I decided I liked this one even better.  Boy, fetch me my cudgel!

May
7 May, 2016

May

It’s May!  Time, apparently, for a little dancing and some winged horse action.  So, pretty much like Woodstock in a doublet.  Huzzah!

April
4 April, 2016

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I must be the April fool because we’re 4 days in and I just realised we needed a new thread.  Huzzah to the crisp nights and shorter days, surely it can’t be long before we thrill to Winter’s chill embrace.

March
7 March, 2016

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Time is Marching on.  Soon it will be glorious winter!

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February
14 February, 2016

The month of love.  The fact that it is also the shortest month is not at all coincidental.

Feb.

Well, here we are again.
9 January, 2016

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Mindful of Q’s reception and iIssues, I thought it best to start a new thread.  OK, let the chattering commence.