Can’t See My Blog Images?

Some of you who receive subscription emails from my blog, report that they cannot see the images in the updates that they receive by email. This is a problem unique to Apple devices – iPhones. iPads, and Mac computers. I have raised this issue with Apple’s technical people but it has never been resolved. For…

We Are Celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was the date in 1972 that Jill and I were married at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Box Hill. The Vicar, a crusty old time priest said, when he found out that I was a Methodist and Jill an Anglican, “Mixed marriages don’t really work”. Well, here we are still together (very happily) after…

Lightscape 2022 in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens

There’s another amazing attraction in. Melbourne at the moment. Postponed from last year because of Covid, the Lightscape Event at the Royal Botanic Gardens is spectacular. It’s also very popular – so popular in fact that we had to park a long way away from the gardens in St Kilda Road and walk a considerable…

Election Day in Australia

I’m sitting in front of the television tonight watching the news reports on the results of our Australian national elections that were held today. The more I watch, the more it seems as though we are heading for a change of government. I actually voted a week ago as I wanted to attend the biennial…

Here’s a New Business Opportunity for Qantas

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has just unleashed on Western Australia, accusing the state of acting like North Korea by keeping its borders closed. Mr Joyce said Australians should be “enraged” that they could travel to London but not Perth. “There isn’t even a plan for when WA will open up – it’s starting to look…

Victorian Schools – An Accidental History

On our travels around the state of Victoria, we have come across many historic school buildings in cities, towns and isolated bush locations. Looking through some of my photos, I realised that unknowingly,I have been recording something of a history of school buildings and philosophy of education. Every little town obviously had a a school…

My Christmas Walkabout With Violet

Normally, one doesn’t visit obvious tourist sites in one ’s one city unless you are hosting visitors from interstate or overseas. I had a wonderful day during this week with my granddaughter, Violet (aged 11), when we visited a few of the standout locations in Melbourne that had a Christmas decorations or a seasonal theme.…

Christmas Greetings to our Friends and Family

  Dear family and friends, Another year has ended and we are looking forward to next year, anticipating that it will be a better year, just as we did at the end of 2020 (ha ha ha!). We have survived another year of Covid-19 after a total of 267 days in lockdown here in Melbourne.…

Thanks for Your Help

Thanks to those people who were kind enough to provide me me feedback on whether you could see the images in my recent subscriber emails. I appreciate all your input and it was very helpful. When I first noticed this problem, I immediately thought that there was something wrong wth my blog. Over a series…

Image Test Post

Excuse me. I’m trying a few things to see if I can fix a problem where my email subscribers are not seeing photos in the emails that my website sends you If you can see an image of an iceberg in this post, it means that I have found a fix. Otherwise, I’ll keep working…

Quarantine – Now and Then

Thanks to a very large number of Victorians getting vaccinated, we achieved a milestone this weekend where 80% of the 6.6 million people in the Victorian population  are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The state government had linked the ability to open up our community from lockdown to the percentage of people who are vaccinated.…