Author Archives: Stuart

Do it in a . . .

“Dad it’s costume day tomorrow at Kinder Dad and I want to go as the Flash so can you make me a Flash costume Dad?”

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Terrence Andrew Bourke Came to us just when we needed him. We were a young family, just a bunch of little kids. We gave him hell, as you’d expect. He and mum made each other very happy. It just took … Continue reading

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Changing days, changing ways

I was involved in the capture of bicycle thief once back when I was a bike courier. The mob I worked for had a small, grimy lunch room with a bench and table out the back. Hungry couriers would gather … Continue reading

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Three men and a pile of rocks

Had the best climbing weekend. Me and my boys and a group of friends for a perfect weekend of perfect weather. Hanging with these two little men, pushing their limits and watching them grow to it. Ned’s climbing is really … Continue reading

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A father’s lessons

I’m a dad. It’s a hell of a thing, and I marvel at it daily. Not surprisingly, whenever I’m wondering what to do or how to handle a particular situation, I find myself circling back to the way my dad … Continue reading

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It was all Ned’s idea.

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Never been particularly good at holidays. Time off’s cool, but I’m not the lazing around kind of guy – more like the dorkus malorkus who needs to cram every minute with activities. So I wondered how I’d go spending 5 … Continue reading

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By demons be driven

I gave up drinking for January. I was training for an endurance cycling event and I needed to be fit. That wasn’t the main reason I took the time off. Mostly I was friggin’ over it. Alcohol and I where … Continue reading

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Throwing the leg over

Went for my annual bike-riding hit-out at the Audax Alpine Classic in Bright. Had a great time. Long distance endurance cycling is my bag – I freaking love a long day out on my bike in the mountains, and I’m … Continue reading

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France, 2009

Cleaning out an old computer and found some photos from our family trip to France in ’09. We had six lazy weeks of chillin’ in parks, taking in festivals and galleries, and travelling by train to set-up in far-flung towns. … Continue reading

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