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Apr 21 2018

The end of March and most of April have zipped by since my last post. What happened was… well lots of things happened but what didn’t happen was me writing and posting. Blog is now re-homed up on a VM I have on Vultr and I have fronted it with Cloudflare for a bit more resiliency and https so you can read my inane mumblings with added security. And from that you can gather that one of the things that did happen was me playing with various IT geekery to build and configure the VM and associated bits. I may not have been writing but I was having fun!

Geocaching has gone on at a pace since my last post when we were pushing on to 100 finds. Best day’s caching was when my buddy Andrew was down from Taiwan and we did a 15km hike around Victoria Dam and picked up a few caches on route. Kids and I have had a few good days wandering around the bush as well and ultimately that’s what it is all about; getting out to places you wouldn’t otherwise go, being outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.

Other happenings of note: my daughter, little miss 9, had a birthday. She is now (well doh!) little miss 10. And if the next 10 years go any-where near as quick as the last 10 seem to have I will have to come up with something other than little miss. They really don’t stay little for long.

Also I started on the next knife build. Well in fact the next four knife builds because I decided that doing four of the same would give me a chance to correct and improve my skills. Spot the rookie mistake already in this shot- knives That’s right, in my eagerness to try and get as many knives out of this bit of steel as I could I didn’t leave myself enough room to cut them out with an angle grinder. In the end three out of four came out fine and one got a bit crimped- knife That should be fixable, it will just mean a slightly smaller blade. And I won’t make that mistake again.

A few picks from the web: How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes or Less, Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?, In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience and You May Live Longer By Severely Restricting Calories.

From the kitchen: the wife and I made this Jalfrezi recipe recipe from the The Happy Pear last night. Pleased to say it turned out very nice and we will be making it again. If you are not familiar with The Happy Pear I thoroughly recommend checking them out. I am not one for watching cooking shows but they make it fun and entertaining and the recipe’s are tasty, nutritious and plant based. We are intending to work our way through a lot more of them in the coming months.