The lockdown starts in a few hours. Spring will be here in four weeks. Lockdown scheduled to run for the next six weeks from midnight tonight. Hunkering down…
Victoria has gone one further than declaring a State of Emergency (that we have had for a few months already). Today the government declared a State of Disaster. This is serious. Emergency measures have been[…]
The Covid numbers in Victoria are still not good, half way through lockdown number two. The whole of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are in lockdown. We are hearing that the virus is still spreading,[…]
When you pay a premium for a service, even under the current circumstances, you expect to get some value for your money. Fedex are not my favourite people at the moment. I got a text[…]
Yep. Took three coats! You’d think that both being dark colours, that they would both have the same issues. But no. The dark grey in GG’s room was fine. The blue in HG’s room, not[…]
Painted a feature wall for No. 1 Granddaughter today while the girls were having a sleepover. Looks really good. No. 2 Granddaughter’s feature wall to be finished tomorrow. May need three coats on that one![…]
My music taste is varied and perhaps a little eclectic. I quite like the sound from Christine and the Queens. This video from Glastonbury 2019… Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
It was a bit on the chilly side for this morning’s walk. There was also a hint of frost. Winter is not that far away. In fact, possible snow is forecast here for Friday! These[…]
If you only watch one movie this year, make it this one. Planet of the Humans. Everyone should watch it. It is not just about our reliance on fossil fuels, climate change, and the like.[…]
I got an early birthday present in today’s mail. A pair of Sony WHXB700 wireless headphones. XB stands for eXtra Bass. They have up to 30 hours(!) battery life on a full charge, and 90[…]
Today’s weather again not bad. So I spent quite a few hours outside. It is coming along nicely… Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
A beautiful Autumn day here today. I spent quite a few hours out the back weeding. This area will become our veggie garden. Beds on the right, and trellis on the back wall of the[…]
Looked after the granddaughters today. Had to draw on all of my talents at railroad building. Didn’t I do well! 🤣 Also played Uno for the first time in many many years. But…Gracie’s rules. Five[…]
Stair remediation (note: not renovation) now completed. Finishing touches being applied. Very happy with the outcome… Painters lined up for next week. New carpet after that. Electrician and plumber in a couple of weeks to[…]
A lovely meal out tonight at Irish Murphys, followed by desert and coffee at Honey Badger…
Last day of work today. Now on to the next phase in my life. No more work goals, only personal ones… Link to the comic… Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
Life is full of fond memories. This photo is from 1983. I was a Senior Analyst working for the ANZ Bank at the time. Laura was only 10 weeks old. A lot has happened since.[…]
Got a Samson Meteor USB microphone today for an upcoming venture (stay tuned for more on that later). It is a cool retro looking mic, and works really well. And did I mention only three[…]
Last year, I managed to break one of my toes. It looked very much like this. Hopefully, this one is only badly bruised. Very painful though! Subscribe to Dad Dad Diary.
It makes it a lot easier to know that I could count down in hours now if I wanted. Ten more days of day job work.
My contract was scheduled to finish at the end of June, but things happen. I am now finishing early. In a couple of weeks in fact. Exciting times ahead!
From tomorrow, only 99 days to go until the end of full time employment! I have arranged to take enough days off that between now and the end of June, including Public Holidays, I will[…]
Hi there. My name is Steve, and I am a husband, father and grandfather. My youngest granddaughter refers to me as Dad Dad, hence the title… 2020 will be my last year of full-time work.[…]