Category: Ruminations


Yesterday was my last working day. Official retirement date is 31 December but I have accumulated leave to cover the time from now until then and we plan to make the most of the first […]

Fewer than 50 days and counting

I posted here in February when we had 140 days to run to departure (91 working days for me) and were getting started on preparations. I’ve been meaning to post an update for ages and thought that […]

Long trip requires long preparation

After 25 years at USQ I’m retiring at the end of this year. As it happens I will have sufficient accumulated leave, mostly long service leave with a few weeks of recreation leave, to cover the […]

Wellington, NZ, for ascilite 2012

Majella and I recently travelled to Wellington in New Zealand where I attended ascilite 2012 and Majella indulged in a little more tourism. We left home early on the morning of Saturday, November 24 (early […]

The grand plan

Nancy suggested on Facebook that we need a map so that interested readers can know where we are planning to go. I’ve been building a map with our overnight destinations (and intended driving routes as […]

This time next week …

This time next week we will be somewhere over the Pacific on our way to the USA. Though we are looking forward to that we both have plenty to do before we can be on our […]

A week to departure and counting

It’s just a few hours more than a week before we set off on our trip to the USA. I’m still dealing with a few work-related matters that need to be cleared away before we […]