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My First Car: Datsun 120Y


This photo shows my first car – a Datsun 120Y. It’s shown here parked out the front of my mother’s house back in the day – at Stratford near Gloucester in New South Wales, Australia.

My first car

Stargate


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I have a feeling that I may have posted about this before – but I can’t remember for sure, so it won’t hurt to do so again. I’m a bit of a Stargate fan – though not along the line of Star trek fans, many of whom can be regarded as Star Trek freaks. I do however enjoy watching the show and was quite disappointed when it was discontinued. Stargate SG1 was of course the best of the three, but I didn’t mind Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Anyhow, I’ve been re-watching the entire original Stargate series, right from the first movie. I’ll move on to Atlantis after that.

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My First Car – Datsun 120Y


This is a photo of my first car, a Datsun 120Y. This was from over 20 years ago now and this car I also lost in a car accident. I was struck from behind and the impact caused my seat to shear off and go backwards, so I was unable to see what was happening. In short, the car was no longer able to be used because of damage to the chassis. There are a lot of good memories associated with this car.

My first car

From My Armchair: 4 August 2012


At the BookShelf

I am into my last days of annual leave, so it is doubtful I’ll be able to read anywhere near as much as I have this last week. I’ll probably have the Kindle out at lunch for a bit, so I’ll still be getting some reading in even while I’m at work. The Kindle has certainly made it a lot easier to have good reading material available no matter where I am. Loving the Kindle.

 

Social Networks, Web Applications & Other Tools

Not a lot has happened with the social networks in the book/reading niche over this last week, except that I have been updating Goodreads on a regular basis as to what I am reading, progress and cataloguing the books as I go.

I did do a quick addition to Quotista, which has a lot of potential but doesn’t appear to be being developed any further, which is…

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Read Today: Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson


I finished reading this book today.

At the BookShelf

Treasure Island was the first major novel of Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in 1883 and has remained a much-loved book. First penned as a story for boys, it was as a young boy that I first came across Treasure Island. It was the first real book that I ever read – certainly of my own choice. If I remember correctly, the copy I had was a small book, not much bigger than my hand and illustrated throughout. The illustrations weren’t coloured as such, but I think I may have started to ‘colour them in’ as I read the story several times. The name of the ship, ‘Hispaniola,’ came back to me in one of my first compositions at school. In that early attempt at writing I wrote a story about piracy and a ship called the Hispaniola. I believe I was written into the story, along…

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Australia: New South Wales – Walcha


Oxley Wild Rivers National Park: Apsley Falls

Apsley's Falls

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo was taken at Apsley Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Walcha in New South Wales.

Australia: New South Wales – Walcha


Oxley Wild Rivers National Park: Apsley Falls

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo was taken at Apsley Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Walcha in New South Wales.

Apsley's Falls

Australia: New South Wales – Walcha


Oxley Wild Rivers National Park: Apsley Falls

Apsley's Falls

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo was taken at Apsley Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Walcha in New South Wales.

Australia: New South Wales – Dubbo


Western Plains Zoo

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo was taken at Western Plains Zoo near Dubbo in New South Wales. This photo shows a group of White Rhinoceros.

White Rhinoceros at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo

Australia: South Australia – Flinders Ranges


Horrock’s Lookout

Horrock's Lookout near Port Augusta

This photo was taken during my first major trip around Australia in 1998. This photo was taken at Horrock’s Lookout in the Flinders Ranges near Port Augusta in South Australia.