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Time for another reprinting of an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this appeared in their October 2017 issue. This is a reprint with a difference though, because it comes with ‘Extras’, if you’ll excuse the pun. My magazine articles are restricted to 550 words or thereabouts, here there are no restrictions. [...]

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We interrupt this road trip for another reprint of an Australian and New Zealand magazine article. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. Firstly, we are due another reprint, I like to do them every four weeks. And this article is a follow-up to the last one from June 1 which was called Going to the [...]

hospital

This is another one of my ‘I’m not here’ posts. I often do an I’m not here post when I go on holiday. This is an example of an I’m not here post here, on that particular occasion I’d gone to Melbourne. This time is different though, this time I’ve gone to hospital. Frequently asked [...]

funnel web

Before we get started on this post, if you or someone with you has just been bitten by a funnel web spider, seek immediate medical attention. Also… First aid treatment for a suspected funnel-web spider bite consists of immediately applying a pressure immobilisation bandage; a technique which consists of wrapping the bitten limb with a [...]

chlorine

Those of you who have heard of the Darwin Awards will know it is nothing to do with Australia’s most northerly city. The Darwin Awards are as explained on their website, “Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from [...]