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Saturday, May 28th, 2016
9:32 am
Too many childhood photos are never enough.


Luke and Jasper laughing on 27 May 2016
Jasper and Luke in our garden yesterday.

I snapped this lovely picture of our eldest son Luke and his son Jasper yesterday in our front garden yesterday. Grandma Jill was outside the frame pulling funny faces at them. It's been our experience that too many photos are never enough when raising our children, even when they are adults such as Luke. Jill and I tend to grab the opportunity when ever possible, and we frequently share the best digitised results with them.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Friday, May 27th, 2016
9:32 am
The agony of catching Perth trains.


Perth Railway Station - 25 May 2016
Trains pausing.

Behold here is a photo I took of the Perth Railway Station and cityscape when Jill and I visited the nearby Western Australian Museum on Wednesday. I suppose it's not unlike many such places around the world. A closer examination would reveal plenty of dirt and grime. The trains for Fremantle usually leave from Platform 7. There is always a rush of people when they pull in. If you are lucky you'll get a seat. If you are unlucky the train will depart as you descend the stairs to the platform. The trip to Freo can be tedious when the train stops at every station on the way. Much worse if you haven't won a seat. These days almost everyone aboard stares at the screen of their cell phone for the entire journey. The agony is repeated at Fremantle if one needs to link to a bus.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Thursday, May 26th, 2016
9:57 am
'Battle for Australia' exhibition


Exhibition of WW2 items with a Fremantle & Rottnest association - Old Battye Library, WA Museum, 25 May 2016

Jill and I caught a bus and train to the Perth CBD yesterday to see a free traveling exhibition called Battle for Australia, the untold story. It was intended to remind Australians how close our island continent came to being invaded by the Japanese during WW2. The exhibits were inside the Old Battye Library, which is now part of the almost defunct WA Museum. We were mainly interested in items and information with a Fremantle coastal region association because my WW1 and WW2 veteran father Alfred G. Weaver(WO2) had been substantially involved with its coastal artillery. The montage shows the interior of the old library building yesterday and a couple of snaps from the wall; specifically three wartime RAAF aircraft over Rottnest Island and a map showing coastal gun emplacements throughout the Fremantle area. The exhibition is open from 9:30am to 5pm. It finishes on 31 May.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
8:10 am
My wife the yachtswoman.


Jill and Luke (6 weeks old) at South Perth, 1978
Jill and Luke in 1978.

Our first child Luke was only six weeks old when I took this photo of him and my beautiful wife Jill aboard a yacht on the Swan River in 1978. We were both keen yacht persons in those early days of our marriage. We built yachts and progressively were active members of Nedlands, South of Perth Yacht Club and the Fremantle Sailing Club.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
7:42 am
Our pooch is on the mend.


Millie on the road to recovery after visiting the dentist, 24 May 2016
Millie is on the path to recovery after visiting the dentist yesterday.

Our golden cocker spaniel Millie was still a bit drugged up when Jill and Kylie collected her from the vet late yesterday afternoon. No wonder, while she was under the anaesthetic having her teeth scaled and cleaned the surgeon discovered several decayed teeth beyond rescue - eleven in fact. We had no idea, even though Jill has been occasionally been brushing Millie's teeth with special canine toothpaste for the past few years. Apparently such discoveries during scaling operations are not uncommon, and in Millie's case the extractions and associated sutures caused the bill to be transformed from an expected $300 to over $900. Our doggie will be on pain medication and soft food for a few days. Despite her ordeal she seems in reasonable spirits this wild and wet morning; as you can possibly tell from the above photo.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Monday, May 23rd, 2016
9:40 am
Doggie dental care ain't cheap.


Kylie and Millie flashback to February 2008
Millie & Kylie flashback to February 2008.

Our golden cocker spaniel has been booked into the vet for an eight year service today. Importantly, according to the vet, she needs to have her teeth descaled and cleaned properly. It's a procedure which needs to be done under general anaesthetic unless the vet has prosthetic fingers, which he doesn't. So this little dental adventure for our canine friend is going to cost in excess of $300. As with humans about to undergo such a procedure, Millie has been on a fast overnight. Our two cats were pleased to eat alone this morning. I found the above pic of our daughter Kylie and Millie taken on the day the pup joined our family in February 2008.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
10:13 am
What we did on a wet and wild Saturday.


Grapefruit on our tree, 22 May 2016
There were still plenty of grapefruit left on our tree this morning.

Yesterday was certainly wet and wild. At one stage Jill and I had to wrestle our swimming pool cover into submission after it began flapping out of control. My wife, whom is a mother of invention, used a dog lead to lash it to its roller. By the time this was done the wind had really gotten up to gale force and begun hurling full sized grapefruit sideways at us from our tree. We decided it would be wiser to return indoors and sit out the storm over a slice of freshly baked carrot cake and a cappuccino. Then came lunch; toasted jaffles filled with left-over curry. During the afternoon we watched the 1984 movie, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes on TV. This stimulated the desire for more carrot cake and cappuccinos. By the time the live telecast of yet another loss by the Fremantle football team began at 6.40pm, we'd also managed to scoff down some delicious chicken 'pajamas' which Jill had rustled up for tea. After the footy we watched the first episode of Indian Summers. The beautifully filmed and acted dramatic series is set in colonial India during the agitations which transformed British to Indian rule. I think it will become a Saturday night favourite for us. So in a nutshell, that's what we did on a wet and wild Saturday.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Saturday, May 21st, 2016
7:35 am
A wet and windy day.


White cockatoos visited our street - 18 May 2016
White cockatoos aplenty in our neighbourhood.

At 7am it's very dark and stormy outside. The wind is howling through the verge-side power lines and the rain is lashing sideways. Apparently it's going to continue this way for most of the day. Those people planning to go to nearby Rottnest Island can forget it. The ferries have been cancelled. Currently the swellometer is approaching six meters and the wind out there is gusting and 72 kmph. Similar readings are being logged for Freo. The official forecast is predicting thunder storms a bit later. It's even been suggested the severe conditions may determine the postponement of the Fremantle Dockers football game scheduled for 5:40pm today.

The photo above was taken in much calmer conditions two days ago of a group of white cockatoos hanging out on a street tree near where we live. They belonged to a flock of several hundred which have been foraging in the area for a couple of weeks. Hopefully they've all found somewhere safe to shelter during the storm.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Click here to email the Fremantlebiz experience to a friend.

RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Friday, May 20th, 2016
8:12 am
Freo Dockers need a something or other.


Millie was a Docker fan  in July 2013
Millie flashback to a happier football season in 2013.

The Freo Dockers are still having a terrible time. If they lose again tomorrow it will be the ninth time in a row this season. Plus hardly a week passes without some sort of calamitous, long lasting injury afflicting yet another of their 'star' players. These guys simply refuse to play with things like broken legs. So what to do? What to do? The coach keeps saying assuredly after each loss that lessons have been learned. Hmmm. Soon the patient fans will have run out of fingers to cross. Meanwhile, our cocker spaniel Millie has demanded I put up a moral boosting flashback taken of her in 2013. She still barks in dogspeak, "Freohh! Freohhh! Freohhhh!!!!"

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Thursday, May 19th, 2016
7:58 am
Animal contentedness.


Jill & the animals 14 May 2016
Jill & the contented animals.

Many human animals who connected with the same ISP as us were frustrated yesterday when the email system experienced an 'outage' which lasted most of the day. It was for them akin to the end of the world. Personally I rarely get any emails which could be considered seriously important, except like the ones from the pie factory asking me to try a new product. The same can be said of our three furry footed animals, Bubbles, Sally and Milly. They were not the slightest bit fazed when a significant portion of our nation's communication system failed yesterday. They couldn't give a rat's arse. So long as they receive food when they expect it and have my wife Jill to cuddle up with when the temperature drops they don't complain about anything. You can tell they are contented animals from the photo I took a couple of nights ago.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
8:10 am
Rottnest Sandgroper-sons flashback to 1991


Luke, Dale, Ken, Tim & Terry Weaver, Rottnest Island sandcastle Jan 1991
L-R: Luke, Dale, Ken, Tim & Terry Weaver, Rottnest Island, January 1991.

Cold rain is drizzling down outside this morning, so it seems the perfect occasion to put up a family flashback of five of our tanned 'Sandgroper' sons digging holes beachside on Rottnest Island in the summer of 1991. Perhaps it's part of the reason they all became plumbers, because that trade is synonymous with hole digging. Our youngest son Glen is absent in the photo because he had to wait until 1994 to be born. He decided to become an electrician. There were no iPhones or digital cameras in those days. The original of the above image was taken with a camera that used stuff called film.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
8:24 am
Why we didn't see the world's largest aeroplane.


Tracking the departure of the AN225, 17 May 2016
Tracking the Antonov 225 this morning.

As keen watchers of aeroplanes when they pass overhead, Jill and I have long been known to dash out of the house and gaze upward when the sound of a loud one is heard approaching. We are kind of sorry that we never established our home near an airport, or for that matter, a railway line.

We were hoping luck would be with us when the world's largest aircraft, a six engined Antonov 225 Mriya delivered some heavy machinery to Perth Airport on the weekend. Had the wind been blowing from the north there would have been a fair chance we would have had a good view of it's approach from the War Memorial Hill overlooking Fremantle port. We and about twenty other people took the same gamble last Sunday, and we all missed out as the wind strengthened from the south. Even aircraft with six engines need to approach landings into the wind. The huge aircraft flew out at dawn this morning and we thought there may have been another chance of seeing it from our front verge. We were waiting in our pajamas at 5:30am. Unfortunately this time the wind had decided to blow from the north, so we missed out again. And that dear children is my explanation of why we two citizens never saw the world's largest aeroplane, unlike so many others who did.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Monday, May 16th, 2016
7:28 am
Potting time in our garden.


Jill Weaver pulling some weeds in our potting area, 14 May 2016
Jill pulling some weeds in our potting area.

I kid you not inasmuch I am confident there are some terracotta flower pots in the photo which are around forty years old. We can easily tell them apart from the modern acquisitions which these days come from Italy and South-east Asia. Jill and I still have dozens of the older pots which were manufactured in a huge, but long since closed commercial pottery run by Courtlands in Belmont. The durability has meant they have been recycled over and over by us through the decades. However we still buy modern pots, especially when we see them being cleared at bargain prices. You can see some in the foreground with the adhesive labels still attached. They were manufactured in Vietnam and marked down to a couple of dollars each a few weeks ago. What we call our potting area is where a lot of our gardening action commences. Last week Jill was doing some ivy-geranium cuttings.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

COMMENTS: Because of an ongoing problem with spammers, all comments are now screened and can only be made by friended LiveJournal users. Alternatively, email me direct.


Click here to email the Fremantlebiz experience to a friend.

RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Sunday, May 15th, 2016
9:14 am
Afternoon sunlight in our shade house.


A sunbeam penetrates the late afternoon darkness of our shade-house, 14 May 2016
A sunbeam penetrates the late afternoon darkness of our shade-house.

A favourite activity for Jill and myself several times a week is to simply wander around our garden together to discover the latest delights for our oldster eyes to behold. The recent autumn rains have encouraged much new growth by many species. When we looked in our shade-house late yesterday afternoon a single sunbeam was casting a beautiful final illumination for the day. A minute or so after I took the photo the show was over.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

COMMENTS: Because of an ongoing problem with spammers, all comments are now screened and can only be made by friended LiveJournal users. Alternatively, email me direct.


Click here to email the Fremantlebiz experience to a friend.

RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Saturday, May 14th, 2016
11:18 am
Rotto family flashback to 1991


Terry, Ken, Luke Weaver & bikes, Rottnest January 1991 copy
Terry, Ken, Luke Weaver & bikes, Rottnest, January 1991.

Jill and I recently discovered an envelope containing some terrific pics taken during a family holiday at Rottnest Island in the January summer of 1991. This one was taken from the northern shoreline of the hyper-saline Lake Baghdad. In those days daubing faces with white zinc cream provided effective protection against the sun. Our three eldest sons obviously didn't smile for the photo, but Jill and I don't mind. We love it.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Friday, May 13th, 2016
9:27 am
Baby photo flashbacks.


Paul & Jill Weaver&quot;s baby photos
The Weaver eleven as babies.

I sprained a muscle in my lower back yesterday so I'm a bit stiff and sore this morning. I decided it was time again to do a quickie with the blog and put up one of my favourite family flashbacks, this time by linking to a copy in my Flickr archive instead of the one in Picasa. The first time I linked to it in Picasa was on Jill's birthday in 2014: http://fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/2014/09/01/ I wrote,
"Today is officially the first day of Spring. It marks 61 years since the birth of the most beautiful person I ever met – my darling wife Jill, the devoted mother of our nine beautiful children. You are the brightest shining light in our family. Always cheerful, supportive and loving for all of us. Perfect in every way I can think of. Thank you darling, and may this day be as special as have all the others in our lives together. You are a true blessing for the entire family. Happy birthday Jill. (XXXXXXXXXX)"
It's not her birthday today, but I know she'll enjoy seeing the photo again.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

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Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Thursday, May 12th, 2016
9:32 am
Yanchep cave flashback.


Jill the little teapot & Caberet Cave Yanchep, 3 May 2016

It's a week last Tuesday since Jill and I visited Yanchep well north of Freo to collect 25 litres of virgin oil freshly extracted from olives plucked from trees growing at the front of our house. Afterwards we visited the nearby national park and did some cave exploring. The photo of Jill was taken in front of Cabaret Cave, which is used for wedding receptions and other social events. I'd asked my wife to strike a pose and she came up with 'the little teapot.' Unfortunately Cabaret Cave was all locked up because Batman was on holiday, so we didn't get to see inside. However we did go on a tour of nearby Crystal Cave.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
9:02 am
Freohh! Freohhh! Freohhhh!!!!


Freohh!  Freohhh!  Freohhhh!!!! on 11 May 2016
Notice my new official purple jacket.

The Fremantle Dockers are not having a good run this season. They've lost all of the seven games they've played and this has placed them firmly at the bottom of the League Ladder as contenders for the 'wooden spoon.' Nevertheless, I was still pleased to have received a salubrious purple jacket replete with the official Freo logos from Terry and Mel for my birthday earlier this month. Trouble was I was one size too large. Luckily T&M had kept the receipt so yesterday we were able to exchange the jacket for a larger one at the Dockers HQ shop in the center of Freo. All I can add is that the official team-apparel business appeared pretty quiet. Anyway, thanks folks for making this old geezer more comfortable. Freohh! Freohhh! Freohhhh!!!! Oh, and thanks also to Jill for taking my poseur pic this morning.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
9:08 am
A new apple on the block.


The newly released Western Australian apple, Bravo - 9 May 2016
This 'Bravo' was delicious.

Thanks to our generous daughter-in-law Claire, last night we got to taste-test an exciting, newly-released Western Australian apple named 'Bravo'. It has been under development for the past twenty years by plant breeders at the Western Australian Agricultural Department. They also produced the famous 'Pink Lady' variety which is now grown in the millions world-wide. The gold-flecked, very dark maroon coloured 'Bravo' is patented and commercially grown under license. It is expected to have similar success globally. Locally, the new release is commanding a premium price at selected fruiterers. I discovered Claire had paid $2 each apple for hers. Jill, Kylie and I shared the one she gifted to us after dinner last night. I thought it was visually very appealing, as well as being delicious.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

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RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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Monday, May 9th, 2016
11:27 am
A family-group photo.


Weaver eleven, 8 May 2016
The Weaver eleven, 8 May 2016.

We hosted the entire family tribe for a joint celebration of Mother's Day and the first birthday of our second grandson Jasper yesterday afternoon. As our kids have busier lives as adults it's become increasingly difficult to get everyone together in the same photo at the same time. However, they were all present yesterday and I was prepared with my camera, tripod and wireless remote control. This photo is only of Jill, myself and our nine adult children. There is another pretty good photo with the entire tribe, which is currently numbering 20 persons. I shared it on the family Facebook pages last night. With this image there was a two second countdown with a warning light. Even so, Jill is prematurely starting to blink and our Glen cracked a straight face. A family photographer's life can be frustrating at times. Still, I mustn't complain.

© MMXVI Paul R. Weaver.

COMMENTS: Because of an ongoing problem with spammers, all comments are now screened and can only be made by friended LiveJournal users. Alternatively, email me direct.


Click here to email the Fremantlebiz experience to a friend.

RSS feed.

Click here to browse through the collection of free downloadable PDF versions of my many illustrated Rottnest Island essays.

Click here to visit 'dogandcatwatcher', my YouTube website.

Original still photographs are stored online in a cache at my Panoramio  website or my Picasa site.  Most of them have a brief description and a link back to a relevant essay.  Images on Panoramio can usually be enlarged several times by clicking them.

Also since May 2016 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/142242520@N02/albums

I have some free MP3 downloads of natural sounds available online. Click here.

About the writer

Check out each month's subject index on the Calendar Page for all my "common-man" monologues about survival in 21st century Australia – plus a little history occasionally.  An original essay is added most days as part of an undertaking to write at least several million words. Zzzzzzzz!



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