Another August! July’s blog stats and start of what I saw ten years ago…

So July 2022 was a rather good month for this blog.

Average visits per month since this blog began.

Views and visitors for the past 12 months. Always more views because many visitors look at more than one entry.

Top 10 countries for views of this blog.

From my photo blog — no longer active — for August 2012

I ended the month with a collage:

I see a few from a trip to Kiama there….
You get great views from the train — Kiama to Wollongong in this one…
From the train on the way to Kiama.
Surely one of the most picturesque train routes in NSW! Just to remind you how close the line goes to the sea.

One more set of pics from that Kiama trip to come.

Various lockdown hacks and escapes — 27 — lunch

Having spent a great deal of yesterday here and on Facebook grappling with IPCC 2021 and related matters, I propose another foodie and friends kind of post — rather like #24 in this series. All but one of the photos are drawn from my mothballed photo blog.

The Shakespeare in Surry Hills — scene of many a great lunch
Lining up for lunch at City Diggers, Wollongong — July 2011
Sunday lunch in the Trinity Bar, Surry Hills — 2010
Same — and that looks like Sirdan on the phone.
Same — fellow lunchers…
Kiama — January 2010 — Sirdan and I had a good meal of flathead fillets, chips and salad here.

My first home-made stirfry for a while, due to adhering to the stay-at-home orders we are under at the moment here in The Gong — and quite a few other places in NSW. Not too bad, but next time I will marinade the meat for a while before cooking. That will probably be today, come to think about it.

Tuesday;s lunch

Some March recycles — each one dated

Since it is Chris T’s birthday today, I will share some items we shared. We do miss Red Dragon at Steelers….

Alas, no more: Chinese restaurant at Steelers….

Food and TV

Posted on March 16, 2013 by Neil

And why not?


This hotpot really was hot!  Yes, lunch yesterday at Steelers.

At the Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival — 1

Posted on March 9, 2013 by Neil


Paul Robert Burton Trio – excellent


Some of the crowd


Acca Daiquiris at Kiama Leagues Club

Wollongong through the eyes of others

Some selected videos of my area. Broadly defined as some include Shellharbour and Kiama. But first an old one of mine. This video has pics from my first three months back in The Gong (2010). And my favourite Chinese music.

Now a lovely vid — not mine — that includes the Kiama blowhole. Visitors love our sea coast.

You see quite a bit of Wollongong Hospital in this next one — and of the town. Filmed in 2019. Again not mine.

Finally a view from above (2016).