Author Archives: Stuart

Easter 2016

Another glorious Easter camping out west at Mount Arapilies, scrambling up and over rocks with my two best guys, going to bed exhausted and sleeping warm on cool desert evenings. It was my slight return to climbing after a year … Continue reading

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A hill of one’s own

I am nowhere near Mount Everest. If I was there’d be ice and yaks and shit but instead there’s gum trees and bugs and bitumen. I’m on a small suburban road in the back of Warrandyte. I’m not wearing furs … Continue reading

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A cave of one’s own

Where once we had a shitty old broken shed in the backyard we now have something entirely different. A brand new room, in fact. I loved the broken brick shed formerly known as my man cave. Water damaged floor, leaky … Continue reading

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Coffee up

Roasting your own coffee beans. The final hipster douche bag frontier. My brother grew a coffee plant in his garden and gave me a bunch of green beans to take home. I was curious to see what roasting them myself … Continue reading

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Winning streak | update

Ned experiences the full joy of Monopoly.

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Winning streak

We have a regular game night at our place. Bit of ‘Snakes and Ladders’, some ‘Uno’, some ‘Operation’ for my youngest. Two things I can tell you about Game Night. First up, ‘fast game is a good game’ does not … Continue reading

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Bling bling

Shiny new bike. 2013 Focus Izalco Team SL 3.0 with Campagnolo Record EPS. Total necessity. I am a lucky boy.

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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?” And the finished product.

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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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