(An aside: reporter on tonight’s news said magpies nest between August and September. Between? So no baby magpies then!) Had to drop my car in for a check this morning so I went for a[…]
(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.[…]
Went for a short drive today from Ballarat down to Meredith (☕ stop!), then west towards Mount Mercer before heading back through Buninyong and back to home. The Yarrowee River runs south from Ballarat, and[…]
We went for a bit of a drive today, stopping off in the Central Victorian goldfield towns of Maryborough, Dunolly, Maldon, and Newstead. Maryborough in particular has a mix of architecture, some Victorian era, some[…]
The Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is a world-renowned tourist attraction. Unfortunately, like many other things at the moment, it is closed to the public. However, there is a Facebook Live Feed on tonight (and[…]
Today was the first day here in Victoria where some restrictions have been eased. I dropped my car off to be serviced at 8am (it was a wee bit overdue) and went for a walk[…]
No breeze, quiet conditions, great for reflections in the waters of Lake Esmond… Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
We have had a bit of a wet start to April, already exceeding the monthly average. Around 65mm (roughly 2.5 inches) in the first five days. Not that the ducks mind. On this morning’s walk,[…]
Overnight and during the day today, we’ve received a bit over 21mm of rain. Fairly heavy at times overnight, but fine misty drizzle the rest of the time. Not a good day for generating solar[…]
…and then my heart went boom… Well, not really. But it was good. Tonight, due to the Corona Virus, the New South Wales Mineralogical Society did a trial connection using Zoom Video Conferencing. This was[…]
Becoming a regular feature in these odd times. I usually go for two or three laps around the lake next door. In the morning, around lunchtime, and late afternoon. Three laps is about 2.3 km.[…]
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[…]
Bendigo put on a stunner of a day today. Fine and sunny with a top temperature of 28 degrees C. Today was also the one day a year where Bendigo hosts A Scot’s Day Out.[…]
A nice flat trip back across Bass Strait with Melbourne in sight. Been lucky both ways. This trip can be bad at times.
Speleothems, stalactites, stalagmites, straws, and lots of other cave formations. That’s what you get in the Mole Creek caves. And glowworms. Even though we lived in Tasmania for 20 years or so, this is the[…]
This weekend, Ballarat held the 2020 Rockabilly Festival. We took the girls to have a look (babysiiting weekend!). There were some lovely vintage cars, including this green Chevy. Cool music and dancers too. Weather was[…]