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Saturday, August 27th, 2016
5:09 am
Make hard copies of photo flashbacks.


Weaver family 23 March 2014
A Weaver family flashback from 23 March 2014.

I hope that our kids are saving some of the images I put online because there seems to be an assumption that they will be available there forever. I don't believe this is the case. Google for example has already ceased maintaing their Picasa service and replaced it with the inferior Google Photos where my Picasa stuff is still viewable and can still be downloaded; but I don't know how long this will last. So my message to family is to spend some time downloading the photos that you like before it is too late. The best way is to also print hard copies of the photos at somewhere like Officeworks. The image above is hosted on my Flickr site, but the same advice applies. Don't put the task off until it is too late.

© 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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Friday, August 26th, 2016
9:17 am
Things happen in Fremantle.


Shipping container rainbow at Fremantle, August 2016
Rainbow arch of shipping containers expected to attract tourists.

You can't say things don't happen in Freo. Evidently the civic beadles jumped at the chance to pay somewhere in the region of $165 thousand dollars for someone to erect an assemblage of rainbow coloured second-hand shipping containers as an arch alongside the main vehicular entrance to the port city. Apparently it is dreamed that tourists will come from around the world to marvel at the structure, much as they do with Stonehenge and the Eiffel Tower. It's anticipated that the Fremantle arch will stand in place for many years and eventually become a sacred site. Reportedly, local residents are not particularly happy it has been plonked down to rudely interrupt their formerly splendid views of the port.

© 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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Thursday, August 25th, 2016
9:29 am
Cats are cool.


Bubbles and Sally are good friends in winter&quot;s June of 2016.
June flashback: Our two cats Sally and Bubbles.

We've had some exciting news overnight. Our daughter Fiona and her husband Elliott have acquired a female kitten to boss them about in their new home. Its a sort of jaguar/panther breed called a Russian blue. They are guaranteed to be excellent mousers, so any rodents best go somewhere else to play while the humans are away. So, we've long known that E & F have yearned to belong to a cat and now their dream has come true. The only wise advice I passed on came from my parents when I was very young, and that was to smear a little butter on the paws of the moggy as soon as possible after it's arrival at the new home. Beautiful cats have alway had a place in our own home. They all had their paws buttered too. We are currently ruled by Sally and Bubbles.

© 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, August 24th, 2016
8:16 am
Unusual ship in Freo.


Chinese space tracking ship Yuan Wang 6 visited Fremantle in August 2016
Chinese space-tracking ship Yuan Wang 6 visits Fremantle.

According to Google the Chinese operated ship Yuan Wang 6 is a research vessel used for tracking satellites and ballistic missiles. It has been a conspicuous sight in Fremantle for the past several days and departs towards China this morning. I found an online description of life on board. Apparently some of the crew are, "well-cooked in a stern kitchen, preparing sumptuous dinner."

© 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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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
8:19 am
Beautiful flowers welcome sunlight into our home.


Morning sunlight on a vase of pink ruffled tulips.
Morning sunlight on a vase of pink ruffled tulips.

With a florist daughter in the family it's not uncommon for beautiful vases of fresh flowers to make appearances in various parts of our house. For the past few days I've had the pleasure of seeing a fabulous arrangement of pink ruffled tulips catching the first rays of morning sunshine penetrating our lounge room window. Thank you so much Kylie. Your efforts are very much appreciated.

© 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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Monday, August 22nd, 2016
11:25 am
Rio Olympics enjoyed.


We watched the live telecast of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony in Freo
Congratulations to Brazil and the Seven network.

Well the Rio Olympics have concluded. I just watched the live telecast of the closing ceremony. And what a spectacular show it was, particularly enjoyable because there was minimal banal interjections and translations by Aussie media commentators. It proved that we TV viewers can by and large figure out what is going on for ourselves in closing ceremonies. Seven's free-to-air digital coverage during the Games was also excellent, but with three of their channels covering different sports at the same time I doubt there was any human who saw everything on offer. Nevertheless, Jill and I managed to see many of the highlights every day and for that we are grateful. Well done to Brazil and its citizenry too. From our perspective they did a great job. Now we are looking forward to watching the next Olympics which will be telecast from Tokyo in 2020.

© 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.


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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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Sunday, August 21st, 2016
9:53 am
Birdlife art in Freo.


Jill & seagull at Freo, 20 August 2016
Jill and the seagull.

I like taking photos of people, and especially of my darling wife Jill. In these days of digital photography it's a rare image of any subject that doesn't require some sort of tweaking with the help of computer software. It usually involves something minor such as cropping and exposure. But I also occasionally like experimenting with some of my images using software technology to achieve more 'artistic' effects. However, I always keep the original untouched, just in case. The manipulated photo above was taken in South Fremantle yesterday. I used three software applications to achieve the desired effect of making Jill look like she was part of the mural painting on a warehouse wall. I hope she likes the result, because I do.

© 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.


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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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Saturday, August 20th, 2016
9:06 am
Plenty of rain falling in Freo.


Rain chain action on 20 August 2016
Rain chain action this morning.

We've had plenty of rain in the Freo area overnight. Our automatic rain gauge shows 11mm fell in our back garden since noon yesterday. There will be a higher reading when the gadget resets at noon today, which is in three hours time. The photo of one of our copper rain-chains was taken during a downpour this morning. As I frequently maintain, "It will be good for our garden."

© 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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Friday, August 19th, 2016
8:58 am
My toy donkey flashback


Alas, the moths have gotten to my favourite toy donkey
Alas, the moths have gotten to my favourite toy.

When Jill and I were sorting out some junk this week my darling wife came across the moth-ravaged hand-sewn donkey seen in the photo above. It had been my faithful friend when I was a toddler about 70 years ago. I loved it dearly and even used to take it to bed at night. It was my all time favourite toy when I was very young and I now feel a bit guilty that it wasn't taken better care of. But Jill reckons it can still be conserved and is prepared to take on the challenge. However, Donkey's blue and white jumper is beyond repair. It will need to be re-knitted with new wool. Blue and white were the colours of the East Fremantle Football Club. Jill is also going to take a pattern from my donkey so she can make some copies for our grandchildren. I'm looking forward to that.

© 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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Thursday, August 18th, 2016
8:08 am
Vietnam Veterans Day 2016.


Signalman Paul Weaver, Australian Army, Vietnam. 1966-67
My Vietnam flashback.

Today is Vietnam Veterans Day. It's astonishing to me that over half a century has passed since I was conscripted by a Liberal led government to be sent with the Australian Army's 'First Task Force' to tropical South Vietnam in mid 1966. During the ensuing 12 months I was rotated twice to an Army Signals detachment at Vung Tau and twice to similar units in Saigon. I'm truly grateful I survived and came home safely in 1967. Sadly, this was not to be the case with many of my compatriots. Lest we forget.

The selfie of me was taken at Vung Tau. Online is an album of other photos I took during my military adventures: Puckapunyal to Vietnam - Australian Army flashbacks during 1965, 1966 & 1967. Google Photos album link: https://goo.gl/photos/zj8mZZRYRgAGXRke9 My darling wife and nine beautiful children, and anyone else for that matter, can also find a certificate to download from the 'Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans' at http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/VeteranDetails.aspx?VeteranId=1234662

© 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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Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
7:26 am
Reasons to smile.


Tim with Dale & Fiona Weaver at 11 weeks, June 1989
Tim, Dale & Fiona flashback to 1989.

We didn't win Lotto last night. Jill and I had discussed buying a ticket yesterday but left the online task a bit late because apparently the Lotto server-god went into meltdown with so many others who had the same idea. We'd had a strong feeling we were going to win too. Darn! Apologies to our kids with mortgages, you'll have to wait a little longer. But I did have a few reasons to smile yesterday. I had my annual dental checkup and got a thumbs up. No repairs were needed. Yay! Plus, the photo is is one discovered while my wife and I were sorting out some junk yesterday afternoon. It's of our number four son Tim and our twins Dale and Fiona. It was taken in June 1989 when the babies were eleven weeks old. Notice the Space Shuttle on the grass. Tim and his wife Claire are expecting their second baby early next year.

© 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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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
7:05 am
Toddlers on the prowl.


Grandson Jasper and Millie investigate a noise in our garden
Jasper & Millie investigated a mystery noise in our garden.

We were truly blessed when we had our nine children, and then last year it happened again with the arrival of our first two grandchildren Jasper and Lincoln in late April and early May. Both boys are now bona fide toddlers and starting to talk. Jill and I notice developmental changes whenever they visit us. For example when Jasper was here last week he was interacting with our dog Millie as the pair investigated a mystery noise in our garden. It may have been a lizard or a rat. We oldsters never did find out. Our own children are all now adults and may or may not remember, but they all possessed such inquisitiveness when they were very young. Enjoyably, we two parents were always kept on our toes.

© 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!



webanalytics

Monday, August 15th, 2016
8:15 am
Mundane dramas for cats on TV.


Sally snoozing during Richard Attenborough on TV
Sally snoozing during Richard Attenborough on TV.

The Olympic Games at Rio are still dominating TV viewing in these parts, but they are not of the slightest interest to our two cats Bubbles and Sally. Nor is the seemingly endless stream of African wildlife shows featuring famous naturalists such as David Attenborough and the all time favourite subjects meercats and/or African lions. There was an Attenborough show on last night with a segment which included wild African dogs, which are nasty creatures that make life miserable for cuter species such as meercats. As you can see from the photo, these dramas elicited about as much interest from Sally as did the Rio Olympics.

© 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!



webanalytics

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
10:55 am
New kids on the block.


Fiona & Elliott with their new home, 13 August 2016
Fiona & Elliott have the keys to their new home.

There has been palpable excitement for our eldest daughter and her husband Elliott this weekend. On Friday they were handed the keys to their brand new home at a housing development about a 15 minute drive south-east of our place. We visited them yesterday and took their photo. While the builders may have finished, there were many other things to be done by the new home owners. Things like unpacking and installing a new TV, a washing machine, a dryer, a clothes line, a refrigerator, some flatpack furniture from Ikea and importantly a letterbox for snail-mail bills. And that was just for yesterday. I'm sure there is plenty more to come. Luckily they had some enthusiastic friends and other family members to help them with these tasks while our daughter made us two oldsters a cup of coffee. Congratulations Fiona and Elliott. Your Mum and I are very proud of how hard you have worked towards achieving your dream of becoming new home owners.

© 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, August 13th, 2016
9:00 am
New skills quickly learned.


Number 1 teaching Number 9 how to use a chain saw.

Number 1 teaching Number 9 how to use a chain saw.

Life is a continual learning process and Jill and I have long been aware that some of the best teachers of our nine children have been amongst their siblings. I took the above photo yesterday of our eldest 'child' Luke teaching our youngest 'child' Kylie how to use a chain saw on some old wood. Importantly he'd also taught his sister how to use a file to sharpen the blade. Our 18 year old florist daughter enjoyed learning her new skills. She's a fast learner at pretty well anything. Currently she's on the lookout for another job. When she completed her prize winning floristry traineeship in June the government incentive to her former employers ended and they let her go.

© 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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Friday, August 12th, 2016
8:15 am
Not a bad week.


Our cats gave a new rug the thumbs up.
A feline thumbs up for the soft new rug.

It's Friday already and the end of not a bad week. Firstly I collected a new pair of updated prescription sunnies and a new pair of regular glasses from the optometrist, then Jill bought me a pair of genuine Levi jeans that actually fit, and thirdly we defied the sabotaging efforts of a group of tinfoil-hat wearing senators by successfully completing our online contribution to the 2016 National Census. In addition, we received a feline thumbs up from our two cats Sally and Bubbles for a comfortable new scatter-rug on one of our sofas in the TV lounge. As I said, not a bad week.

© 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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Thursday, August 11th, 2016
9:15 am
Small black aphids on a succulent.


Small black aphids on a succulent - 6 August 2016
Hopefully we'll fix the little suckers.

I was wandering around our back garden early in the week when I noticed some small black spots on one of my favourite succulents. A few ants seemed to be tending the black spots. I decided they must be a type of aphid and the ants were farming them. This was distressing news requiring human intervention. Jill and I agreed that a weak solution of water, washing up detergent and a few drops of olive oil might do the trick. I just checked this morning and there still are some live aphids which have found refuge in the flower clusters. I'm thinking the removal of these clusters might be the next course of action.

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
8:20 am
Census critics are already history.


Paul & Jill Weaver, 5 August 2016
We participated in the 2016 National Census.

Contrary to a scathing front-page, 14 paragraph rant by three reporters at our domestic newspaper, delivered subserviently with a thump on our driveway this morning, Jill and I have no complaints about the first effort by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct the National Census of our household online. We received our 12 number login code by snail mail a couple of weeks ago and the system behaved as expected for us to begin entering the required data yesterday. We even did a save and temporary logoff so that we could recheck some of our info. All in all it worked perfectly. Furthermore, unlike a few paranoid, publicity seeking, nutter-party politicians, we have no fear of the ABS connecting our names to our data during the next four years. Since the last census this period has been changed upward from two. In addition we ticked the box giving permission for our census listing to be available to the public in 99 years time. There probably won't be any printed newspapers by then, but there's sure to be some publicity seeking, nutter-party politicians, and hopefully a copy somewhere of the above photo of Jill and me.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
6:48 am
A cherub stands watch in our garden.


Candy striped geranium & cherub - 8 August 2016
Candy stripes to please this cherub.

Last summer Jill dug out a mass of fish-bone fern to make way for some zonal geraniums which weren't doing very well in flower pots. Indeed they were probably going to cark it. The replanting of them in the ground has caused them to thrive, and the candy striped specimen in the photo is but one example. The white ceramic cherub behind was an archeological discovery Jill made when she was ripping out the fish-bone fern. It was left pretty well in situ after my wife stood it upright. The pic was taken yesterday.

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Monday, August 8th, 2016
7:49 am
Wave Rock flashback to 1985


Wave Rock -  Ken, Luke & Terry Weaver - June 1985
Our three eldest sons were happy little campers 30 plus years ago.

Last night was definitely unsuitable weather for camping, but conditions were better when Jill and I took our then three sons to Wave Rock in 1985. Posing in the above photo at the famously touristic outcrop are Luke, Ken and Terry. We did quite a bit of exploring in the vicinity, but my wife particularly remembers Terry trying to determine how far he could ascend this shapely formation. Somewhere nearby a blood stain was left after he accidentally scraped some skin off his nose. Jill patched him up okay, and ever since the subject comes up here every time Wave Rock gets a mention in the news.

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