May 02 2013

Camel races, desert races, long lunches and Poddy Dodgers – a festival for everybody

1-O002Now that my little rant yesterday is over, it’s time to get back to the business at hand. Planning my next trip away.

I can’t believe how fast the time is going. In three weeks we’ll be off again, and I still have so much to do. Not for the trip – that’s the easy bit – but in working out how I’m going to make money while I’m out there.

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May 01 2013

Can you find your soul mate on the internet?

June-2012aHave you ever tried internet dating?

I ask because every time I turn on the television it seems I’m bombarded with ads for a certain company that promises to match you up with your soul mate.  Apart from the obvious question of how they would be able to come up with a computer program that could find such a person, what happens if your soul mate isn’t signed up to the same company????

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Apr 27 2013

Underground in the limestone cave

Disappearing-through-a-tunnelFor somebody who gets claustrophobic in the M5 tunnel, I’ve done my fair share of exploring deep, dark places. And not all inside myself!

The area between Yass and Wee Jasper has quite a few limestone caves, and there are a couple on the farm. When there’s a lot of water around the caves can be difficult to access, and even if you do get inside exploring can be restricted because of the creeks running through them. So of course now that everything is very dry, we had to go and explore the big cave.

It’s called the big cave to distinguish it from the small cave – we have a unique naming system at the farm.

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Apr 26 2013

Walking on the bottom of the lake

Walking on the bottom of the lake“Torches!” Doc exclaimed as we were driving down the Hume Highway. “I forgot the torches.”

Those of you who follow this blog regularly will know that just about every time we come to the farm we forget something. At least torches aren’t essential – we always keep a couple of spares down there and there’s solar lighting in the house. Little did I know just how essential the torches were going to be, but more of that in a day or so.

It wasn’t until we were unpacking that I discovered the most essential thing that we forgot.

“Where’s my camera bag?”

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Apr 25 2013

Jumping out of a plane and other fun things to do on your birthday

Not the plane I jumped out of, just a planeThe outdoorsy one and I jumped out of a plane last night. From 14,000 feet. In the dark.

And it was amazing.

We weren’t alone. We each had an experienced parachutist from Skydive the Beach strapped to our back, and they had parachutes strapped to their backs, so it was perfectly safe.

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Apr 23 2013

Where are the best outback festivals?

Suggestions for our trip have centred mainly around outback festivals, so I’ve done a bit of research.I’ve compiled a list of all the outback festivals I could find for June and July in the areas we’ll be visiting.

These are:

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