Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Views from the other side

Growing up on one side of the range, some how I never spent much time on the other side.


So it's been nice to explore a bit of that this week



Nice place

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

a new T-Max

After such a good experience with the last one I couldn't resist



We shall see how I find it .. already there has been a few changes to this which I'm not fond of (removal of practicality for "king wang"). I can't for the life of me understand why every single bike has to appeal to the "scratcher" set ... I mean if you want one of those, go buy a R6 or something


naturally I had to buy another orange helmet ...

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Cold Inside the House

this is an older post from another blog of mine, but its quite relevant again to me (having just come back from Finland...

One day, walking around the shopping center I saw this advert for cold and flu medicine. It reminded me of one of the mysteries of life in Australia

That while its not typically cold here during the day we get quite cool in winter overnight. A lack of thermal insulation in most homes means that the heat leaves quickly over night and the radiant insulation (slowing the sun from heating the house) means that in winter we tend to be cold inside our homes, despite pouring a few kilowatts of electricity into the home.

I can only assume that its a tradition we have followed from the English.

Academics ponder the issue but builders keep churning out the same designs and Aussies keep buying them.

They then sit around inside complaining about how cold it is while just having argued that "it doesn't get cold in Australia". They even defend the perpetuation of this ... Strange how its often actually warmer outside ...

Why don't we laugh at Australian chimney and fireplace design next

:-)