My poor car isn’t used to staying out at night, but while we are fixing the garage wall… The temperature dipped below zero in the early hours, and ice on the windscreen was the result.[…]
Don’t you just love irony. I don’t know what the sign on the door at one of our local supermarket complexes symbolises, other than it is what the door is actually made of. (MDF =[…]
A couple of nights in a row where the temperature has dipped below zero. Frost and fog have greeted us in the mornings. Tonight is going to be much warmer. 2 degrees above zero!
Gracie has been learning about the interesting (and painful-looking) results you can get with the iPhone camera Pano option! In this photo, she gained an extra foot, and Hannah nearly disappeared 😁
Saw this specimen in Warrnambool the other day. If this was the average “going rate”, the west coast of Tasmania would be the richest part of Australia!
(I’m a poet and I know it) We had a day out in Warrnambool today. A nice but cool day, and not as cold as Ballarat! But… a bit high on the patented “whiffometer” scale.[…]
Ballarista, my local coffee shop for the last 18 months or so, closed back in March due to the impacts of the Corona Virus. Unfortunately, it is not going to reopen. RIP Ballarista. And thanks[…]
Today is generally considered the first day of Winter here in the southern hemisphere (although there is some conjecture as to whether it should be the Winter Solstice around the 21st June). And today started[…]
It wasn’t possible to celebrate with a cake on my birthday, but this was only a few days later 😁 Not a bad effort by Laura. The girls enjoyed it too. My lack of a[…]
David Jason would be proud. Second day in a row where the temperature has been just below zero degrees C. Winter is on the way! There was a bit of frost, and the dog bowl[…]
Are these symbols the work of some long lost civilisation? Or a product of our modern isolationist world? They are in fact, symbols left in the path around Lake Esmond, by a certain six year[…]
This rubbish bin won’t hold much anymore! It’s been slightly singed! Oh. And the Lake Esmond post has been updated. Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Today is Star Wars Day 😜 Reality Check by Dave Whamond for May 04, 2020. Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Not sure if the local bakery put in the wrong ingredients, or just made up too much, or something else. But there sure is a lot of dough in these bins! Maybe they were trying[…]
I am not normally a fan of cup cakes but I could exterminate one or two of these 😁😁 Brought to you by Dr Who: The Official Cookbook. Where are the jelly babies??? Dalektable! Hah![…]
Three crows certainly killed these rubbish bins this morning out at Lucas in western Ballarat. Thus creating a Murder Scene. 🤣 Well, technically they are ravens, as there are no true crows in Australia. I[…]
The outbreak of Corona Virus in Victoria (as well as the rest of Australia) looks to be well under control. Only one new case yesterday after just 2 the day before. The Victorian public, for[…]
I watched Nullabor today. A 2011 animated movie set in the vast and barren landscape of Western Australia’s Nullabor Plain. Good fun. Only runs for ten and a half minutes. Wait for the surprise ending![…]
…not even a mouse… Well, actually, a mouse was stirring. With the renovations, mice have been able to get into the house. Our neighbour reported that he has had lots of mice recently. Not sure[…]
We had a bit of a storm come through around lunchtime today. Some welcome rain (see below), even if it was only around 6mm. It didn’t do our solar generation any good though! The bottom[…]
This iridescent goethite specimen from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, hides a secret for those that have a bit of imagination. The lead photo is a stack of 140 images, with a photo width of 5mm.[…]
(No. Not hunting wabbits.) Hardly anyone at the airport and some flights cancelled, so not surprising. Found a way to keep social separation. Nobody wanted to come near me due to a severe bout of[…]
Had planned to eat at Irish Murphys tonight. But. Had completely forgotten the date! Happy St Pats Day! (Actually surprised there was a gathering given what’s going on at the moment). Anyhoo, we had a[…]
Travelled down to Hobart (and @Marnie – nothing happened to me for a change!). Funny sight – a lady whose seat was 1D was about 10 rows down before she realised she was in the[…]
Surf is apparently up at Lake Esmond, Ballarat 🤣 Just got back from an early evening walk around the lake. Apart from the surfer, also spied a Grey Currawong, and (probably literally) thousands of small[…]
Anyone have shares in toilet paper manufacturers? This is a wee bit silly. Panic buying toilet paper. It has even resulted in a couple of women being charged from a fight in a Sydney supermarket.[…]
With the demise of local auction house Kitteltys here in Ballarat (last ever auction was in November 2019), we decided to go up to Action Auctions in Bendigo today. They had some laundry and tapware[…]
Plasterboard removed so that we can access under the stairs. We can now clearly see the problems. Note the plural! Biggest issue is the lack of proper framing, particularly the landing area half way up.[…]
Apologies to any Bonophobes out there… A skeleton of a Wedge Tailed Eagle (Aquila Audax) at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania. Little known fact: the Tasmanian Wedge Tailed Eagle is bigger than[…]
Abandoned trolleys. Troublemakers. Of course they are. Any trolleys are troublemakers. I always have trouble steering them!
Bollard in Port Melbourne…
Yep. Just four more days to go! The boys in my local coffee shop asked me today how many times I would be in there after I finish up. I said I didn’t know. One[…]
Pintrest sent through a “How your resume should look in 2020”. I think mine looks just fine, thanks. Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
After a few days of cooler weather, today started to warm up again. And with it, a rise in humidity. That combination resulted in thunderstorms (with lightning starting a few new fires) but they were[…]
On our way up to Loxton on the 2020 Australia Day weekend, we decided to travel via Stawell, then turn north up to Warracknabeal, Hopetoun, Walpeup, then west to the South Australian border. This is[…]