An Aussie Colour Cocktail – with a TWIST!

I’m a technophobic dinosaur. Losing my – gasp – film camera to economic rationalist anti-technological conspiracy* was a devastating blow from which I’m still recovering. Then after I’d cut my digital photographic technique teeth on partner Pilchard’s 2 year ‘old’ camera, he gave me a new one for Xmas! Too much too soon. So when I was nominated by both

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7 Super Shots!

Amethystine Python, Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands

While my lack of photographic expertise makes me feel unworthy, I’m ecstatic to be taking part in the HostelBookers 7 Super Shots challenge courtesy of Courtney of Haunt Jaunts fame who was kind enough to tag me in her 7 Super Shots post! Thanx Courtney!! The 7 Super Shots challenge really IS challenging!  To help me choose just seven photos –

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Silver Bullet Sighting #1

The Silver Bullet at rest WARNING: If you thought the flights of fancy in my last post were the start of a disturbing – or worse, nauseating – new trend, proceed with caution! After all, attributing personal characteristics to an inanimate object is the worst kind of whimsy. Isn’t it?? Luckily, the Silver Bullet isn’t an ordinary inanimate object! But

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Red Hot RED!!!

Welcome to my latest update – what’s RED HOT with Red right now?  Glad you asked!  Read on … Well, I FINALLY got over the euphoria of my first guest post … But now the excitement is back with a vengeance!!  Why?? RED HOT Interview: If you care, read my interview on  Jidhu Jose’s Blog ‘Reflections’ – although you MIGHT appreciate this a bit more

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Red Nomad OZ Round-Up #1

Welcome to my first round up – a bit of ‘housekeeping’ actually – just to tell you what’s happening in blogland!  Well, my bit of it anyway … But don’t panic – we’ll be back to ‘normal’ travelogues before you can say ‘Red Nomad’! 1. ‘Red’s Round-the-World Extravaganza’ #1 It’s over – but not before the blog hop visited Australia, Greece,

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Happy B-Day to ME!!!

No, NOT my birthday – my blogoversary!! And because this probably isn’t why you read my blog, I’ll keep it short. Well, kind of. It’s not for nothing that I’ve been known as Red Nomad ‘too much information’ OZ … but you can judge for yourself if that’s a fair description or a cruel and evil misnomer!! I can’t believe

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Red Nomad OZ Wraps Up 2010

2010 – The Year of the Disaster! Well, after 650 days away from work, I’ve finally lost the ‘rabbit in the headlights’ look! According to Pilchard, anyway. This proves what the REAL stressor was – despite 2010’s disaster-ridden status, the ‘look’ has gone! 2010 got off to a great start when a marauding flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos descended on the

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Dear You …

Dear You We first met 19 years today – love at first sight, and we’ve been together ever since. We’ve been inseparable through all my Aussie adventures and you’ve been by my side at all life’s important events. I never dreamed you’d bring me so much pleasure over the years – better even than … Well, never mind about that! You’re

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Exercize, Excellence and Exactitude

One of my friends has signed up for ‘boot camp’ to toughen up and get fit. HHHMMMmmm… I thought. Maybe this is for me. But after recent rigours – firstly of ‘Farm Gym’ then more recently, its intermediate upgrade ‘Shack Attack’, it sounds too much like a doddle. I discovered the pre-requisite ‘Farm Gym’ comprehensive graded exercise program with added

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