Alien Abduction (and pics from England 2019 Trip)

No, I didn’t get abducted by aliens (although I have a cool foggy pic).

But where have I even been?

Do blog platforms have relevance anymore, given the transition to face-o-gram or snap-tock?  I think as a society we are increasingly crippled by inattention disorder – the addictive quest for new and shiny stimulus.

If it takes longer than a minute to consume, it’s too long, move on – tl;dr as they say.  If I have to read it to appreciate it – move on, video and click like is all it needs.

I’m semi guilty of this – I post on Instagram more than anything, because it takes no effort and is a half replacement feel good for actual content and connection.   And 12 months of no blogging later, no audience, no meaning and no narrative.

So what’s been happening?

Since March..

  1. friends came over from Brisbane
  2. went to my first footy match
  3. had to stop running (injured)
  4. new job
  5. lots of commuting on my bike
  6. walking a fair bit
  7. went to England to see kiddos
  8. built Lego
  9. hung out with friends
  10. started self sufficient garden.
  11. worn kilts a lot.

I think that’s about it.

Oh you want photo proof?  Of course, instant gratification tl;dr

Here’s some from my UK trip.

Perth to London non stop is the absolute best.


Hire car this time – Nissan Qashqai.  Really liked it – full of high tech and was a breeze to drive.  The double length glass sunroof was amazing too.


Port Solent, near Portsmouth.


We went to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth and had a poke around and went on Victory and the Mary Rose Museum.

HMS Warrior


HMS Victory – Admiral Nelson’s ship and flagship of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar –  see more about this amazing piece of history here



We went on to see the Mary Rose – one of Henry VIII’s warships that was built in the early 1500’s and sank in the Solent on 19th July 1545.  It was raised in the 1980’s and decades later, has been set up beautifully with the remains in a museum next to the Victory.


Oldbury Woods.  I’ve not been back in the UK in Autumn for 11 years, so it was a real pleasure to see the woods start to change colour.




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