Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Cottage.

The cottage sold for $135,000 back in August 2013 and has just been listed for sale again at an asking price of $189,000. The new owners have made many improvements. It now has a wood heater, two large plastic water tanks, a good-sized tool/garden shed, a concreted area behind the house and some nice landscaping. One of the photos shows there's even a very neat and tidy dog kennel situated behind the rear bedroom. All of the original furniture is still there but is not included in this sale. No longer connected to the grid, the cottage has solar panels with a 24v battery bank, though I wonder how they manage during those dark wet winters. One of the locals mentioned a generator when we re-visited the town earlier this year. As I write this, Ben's still in the kitchen and happily back into WOW and other internet activities. There's no NBN access in Weldborough. If there was, that little cottage would be mighty tempting!

29689 Tasman Highway Weldborough Tas 7264

Friday, May 9, 2014

Tick Tock.

Tick tock,
Time to stop.
Story continues,
Blog ends.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bourne in Berlin.

(web image)
We’ve been watching and enjoying the Bourne series. According to Ben, "Jason Bourne wouldn’t be such a hero without the European public transport system". He especially enjoyed identifying familiar places in The Bourne Supremacy which was set in Berlin. We do have to return to Berlin for one final medical procedure, probably next year, and will make good use of the trains.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Yami Yami.

Ben had another appointment at Box Hill today. We also had a delicious lunch at the Yami Yami Korean restaurant. We’ll be back in a few weeks time for the next appointment and for lunch.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Clint Eastwood.

While the name makes me think of a tough cowboy, an even tougher detective or an opinionated old bloke with a rifle, Ben thinks of this song by the Gorillaz:

(Gran Torino, web image)
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What’s in a name?

Starcraft II players use names like Classic, Maru, MarineKing, Terminator, Soulkey, Reality, PartinG, Dream, Hurricane, Super, Solar, Creator, DeParture and sOs. All the most successful players are from Korea and some use English versions of their Korean names like BByong and DongRaeGu (DRG). One player recently won $100,000 at a winner-take-all tournament in Katowice Poland. Ben thinks that I should learn how to play and, when asked what name I should use, thought for a while and then suggested Frack. I wouldn’t win very often and could loudly utter my new name after every game.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dark Souls 2.

We picked up the deluxe collector's edition of Dark Souls 2 on Thursday. The game comes with a cloth map, concept artwork booklet and a large hand-painted knight which now stands proudly on the kitchen shelf; beneath an Ork Mek Boss and beside the Dalai Lama. The hand painting was good but Ben’s using his painting skills to improve it significantly. The game hasn’t been played yet and won’t be attempted until the arrival of a Dark Souls 2 Strategy Guide pre-ordered from Amazon a few weeks ago.