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New Zealand WW1 Centenary Trails

I’m feeling a little pleased with myself after a WW1 Centenary Project Team working for the New Zealand Government saw one of my images and asked for my permission to use it in their project materials. It is displayed on their website and on printed banners (to be placed in libraries and schools around the…

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Antarctic Photos Revisited

While the weather has been too hot to work outside, I have been spending some time reviewing my photo library – culling out some duds, key wording some and just reviewing others. It’s a useful exercise as sometimes when you come back to photos that you initially rejected, you find that they were pretty good…

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Testing my Technology

Thanks to those who confirmed that they could see my last post. I knew that it had been successful because I could see it for myself. However, I do appreciate everyone’s response. I had a technically challenging day today after buying a new satellite phone. My old one, which has been very useful on many…

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Summer Weather Oddities

It’s been a hot few days in Melbourne,. The temperature today is 36C and forecast to be 37C tomorrow. It was 37C on Christmas day and a few days earlier, the temperature reached 41.5C. My friend, Janet Morris, told me that today in Minneapolis, it was -15F. That’s about -26C so there is a 50C…

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A Week in Creswick With The Girls

This week we had the pleasure of taking Cathy and her girls away for four nights to the new RACV resort at Creswick. This was previously a Novotel property with a golf course and all the associated amenities of this type of resort. It’s very nice, although it did lack a few facilities for children,…

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Travel – How the World is Getting Smaller

As a keen traveller, I am interested in finding amazing places around the world and planning how to get there. Maps are an essential way of visualising spatial relationships and geographic locations for travel. The map above was created in 1914 by the famous cartographer John George Bartholomew. He was a was a British cartographer and…

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New Year Musings

Now that the dust has settled after Christmas and the New Year has begun, it feels as though our lives are back to normal again.   It was wonderful having all our family around on Christmas Day. Because of the hot weather, Christmas lunch for us was a variation on the traditional Christmas meal. We…