Tuesday Travels, July 31

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Hey, everyone has gotta live somewhere!  Click to enlarge.


On This Day, July 31

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Born on this day in 1951, Aussie tennis great, Evonne Goolagong, in 1962, American actor, Wesley Snipes and in 1965, British writer, J.K. Rowling. Curiously, J.K. gave her main character, Harry Potter, the same birthday, July 31, 1980, just 15 years younger.  What’s going on there, some sort of subliminal psychological Oedipal complex in reverse with pike? And speaking of the pool… Woke up wondering if Magnussen has lost his …read more


Monday Moments, July 30

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Just those snaps that capture a moment.  Click to enlarge.


On This Day, July 30

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Straight to the birthdays – on this day in 1933, American actor Edd Byrnes was born Edward Breitenberge – he played ‘Kookie’, the hair-combing parking attendant in 77 Sunset Strip… Canadian singer and composer, Paul Anka, in 1941 – he is a verrrry wealthy man thanks to the royalties from some of his songs – like She’s a Lady (Tom Jones) and My Way (Frank Sinatra). In 1947 Austrian-born American …read more


Weekend What’s On – Rick Astley

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Wow, it’s 25 years since “Never Gonna Give You Up” was 1987’s biggest selling single worldwide, going #1 in 25 countries.  Rick’s first 8 singles went UK Top 10 and 40 million records sales saw the young lad set up for an early retirement in 1993… Roll on to 2008 and the viral meme phenomenon of ‘Rickrollin’ which saw millions of people viewing his first big hit… and this was …read more


On This Day, July 29

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Welcome to Sunday.  Olympics are under way and we already have a Gold Medal from the girls in the 4×100 relay in the pool!  To quote the swimmers – “Woo-hoo!!!” On this day in 1948 the previous London Summer Olympic Games opened after a 12 year hiatus caused by World War II – the Games prior to this were in Berlin with Chancellor Hitler ringside. To today’s birthdays – a …read more


On the Road Again (with Dave)

Posted on 28th Jul 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Dave is the first to say that he would rather decline a challenge than to be faced with no challenge at all.  Bhutan threw up a challenge that he reluctantly declined. One of the country’s holiest sites is Taktshang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest monastery.  It is perched above the valley floor of Paro, hanging on the side of a cliff face, and accessible only via a twisty mess of hundreds of …read more


On This Day, July 28

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“Hey, hey it’s Saturday and off with his head!” said Henry VIII on this day in 1540 when he had Thomas Cromwell executed on charges of treason.  He was beheaded, badly, in the Tower of London and then his head was boiled and whacked on a spike on London Bridge.  Then, on the same day, after a quick lunch, a drink and a burp, Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine …read more


Feline Friday, July 27

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Welcome to Feline Friday… Now, try not to say ‘awwww’ when looking at these widdle wascals…


On This Day, July 27

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TGIF?  Me too!  Today (UK time) sees the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London… so, on this day, let’s have a look at what could be Gold for Australian competitors between now and August 12… Oh.  The Games actually started a couple of days ago with the women’s soccer (or as they call it in England, Women’s Football).  Our Matilda’s missed the cut so we are allowed …read more