Tuesday, January 31, 2012


dejabrew  Is coffee the new opium?
Religion is the opium of the people.  The tennis superstars from the Russian bloc wear a gold cross on a neck chain. Curious. Postmodern. What does Putin wear?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Riverside. On taking a short cut.

Friday, January 27, 2012




Red white and blue for Australia Day. At Lambton library another bright garden from the city council.
Next door,  is another old feature found in the 'burbs: Lambton Memorial Baby Health Centre. Maybe more parents do their own thing around raising their offspring. Never the less, appropriate free support probably goes a long way.
Would seem really useful as a multi-purpose community centre as well.
An internet glitch has stood in the way of the blog these past days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Around here, we hardly know what crowds are like.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sawmilling by water power. We are right into alternative energy here. Or water torture?
From Melbourne, at this hour, it's torture watching Hewitt take a set off Djokovic, it's stress all round. May the best man win. But we know who's already number one.


Monday, January 23, 2012



Under a gum - eucalypt - tree and scribbly gum trees.  Smooth bark marked by insects.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Deer are never found wandering around our countryside and deer farms are few and far between and this elderly dear and friend were lining up for supplementary food from the keeper. The animal's eyes are very endearing and the hide is course and rough. Naturally they are kept behind high wire fences. Feral deer probably exist. Interest in unusual animals or crops waxes and wanes, perhaps demand is too small to become mainstream.
Confront a deer and enjoy B&B at Mesopotania B&B just north of Kempsey NSW.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


nonsense act at national museum canberra - slides

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Road Safety! Stop Look Listen!
Pit stop for the brave and unwary?  Way out of town on the highway, a thoughtful new strategy, probably during the holidays, is that of setting up portaloos plus a wheelie bin in a number of the parking bays. Roadside areas are not necessarily very safe from passing traffic, imagine if one of these were run into!  And do they sway with each passing of a  B Double?

Sunday, January 15, 2012


At Toronto on Lake Macquarie. And poster art.

Saturday, January 14, 2012



At Newcastle Baths.  Traditional poster.

Friday, January 13, 2012



Maidens or parents, Italy or Lambton, coffee is shared. And gelato.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


 coffee at Kinokuniya - for books international especially Asian cultures

Monday, January 09, 2012






Refreshments.
Illy Coffee had its origins in Trieste.  In the 1930s, the founder invented the predecessor of today's expresso machine and further work on the art and science of coffee has continued from the global company that still involves the Illy family - according to Wikipedia and Illy on-line.
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Sunday, January 08, 2012






Why ever do we copy everything that's done overseas? Government-wise. Do we want to end up with the same problems? Be original.
Caffe Aurora Medaglia D'oro is a family business in Australia since 1947 into coffee and tea.  Bambino - win a Fiat 500 in their competition.
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Saturday, January 07, 2012






Refreshments! Customers order at the counter - so taken for granted now - then at many cafes the finished product is taken to the customer's table .
Unrelated to the above coffee bars, Schibellocaffe.com has photos from the past
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Friday, January 06, 2012


Our latest cars have adopted the shape of a Dakar rally car and this one looks like another contestant or a backup vehicle
SBS TV will take you to Argentina - the new Dakar - to see the rally.
Bereft of those old Aftican connections and ambience -how well do the French rally cars adapt?
It's a man's world.

Thursday, January 05, 2012


Possumbuster. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Swimming in the Bogey Hole Rock Pool Newcastle.
A very slow video/slides without the rough seas and an adaption of what was intended.
In and out of a time warp in Morpeth.  Old billboard sized signage is fast fading. 



Sunday, January 01, 2012


Chippy, the biker and owner film videos as Djrcmach on YouTube.

Here's a Christmas carol new to me possibly one for the motorist.
 Child in the manger, infant of Mary;
outcast and stranger,....
Child who inherits all our transgressions,
all our demerits on him fall.