By 2014 the photoblog had ceased its separate existence, so these images come from this blog.
Posted on August 30, 2014 by Neil
Been all seasons in a day weather lately too.
Busker outside Woolworths in Burelli Street; he’s very good.
Posted on August 29, 2014 by Neil
It has been a particularly wet August here in The Gong, the upside being it hasn’t been as windy as August often is, nor has it been all that cold. As the recent rain system appeared to be breaking up last night we were afforded a rather spectacular sunset. These, as regulars would know – or indeed anyone who read yesterday’s post – are from my window.
Posted on August 27, 2014 by Neil
Or Kookaburra. An iconic Australian bird whose strange “laughter” graced many a B-grade jungle movie mid last century – no matter where the jungle was.
Posted on August 25, 2014 by Neil
Choy sum or choi sum (Chinese: 菜心) also known as the Chinese Flowering Cabbage, literally means “vegetable heart” in Cantonese if directly translated.
And very tasty these Chinese greens are too, when cooked appropriately.
A rather wonderful old house in Crown Street West Wollongong was occupied again in the past year by an Asian family. The house seems long to have been empty. See Old houses in West Wollongong — 2 (2011). There had also been another abandoned house next door, as in this 2012 post: Jacaranda, flame tree and abandoned house. That house was transported to another part of Wollongong: West Wollongong house on the move, West Wollongong house on the move — gone.
The new occupants seem to have also taken the land on which that second house stood. On part of it they have planted Chinese greens, with a second patch in the front garden of the first house. They appear to be for their own kitchen. Recent rain has really seen the veggies thrive.
That house is derelict and occupied by squatters now. There was a fire recently that slightly damaged the front.
Posted on August 21, 2014 by Neil
7.30 this morning, and the breaks in the weather we are experiencing along with the way the cloud lies on the escarpment have provided some great light.
Posted on August 18, 2014 by Neil
Corner of Burelli and Church Streets yesterday afternoon – that’s the Diggers Club
Posted on August 12, 2014 by Neil
Even more tragic perhaps than the gratuitous selfie is the gratuitous food porn shot…. But I am shameless. 😉
Kung Pao Chicken at Steelers 6 August
Posted on August 6, 2014 by Neil
That was taken three years after I officially retired (end of 2005), but now it is another six years on! Although I still found plenty of former colleagues to visit, not least Dr Jaggar (the Principal), the number of people I knew is getting smaller by the day almost. Just one year younger than me, the Head Teacher Maths who was already in place when I first taught at SBHS in 1985 stepped down from his position just a few days ago. It’s a wonder the school didn’t fall down! Paul B is seeing out his current classes to the end of the year though.
The tennis/basketball courts have turned a rather alarming shade of blue…