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Demanding an apology from Prof John Fischetti, University of Newcastle - Sunday the 13th of December 2015 2:05 AM
I am so frustrated with the non action of the University of Newcastle (UON) that I must make this public. I am going to publish a thread of emails and leave it for all to...
My golly - Friday the 13th of June 2014 7:38 PM
My golly, she does look like Mother Russia The differences are that Mother Russia is 184cm tall, toned up and has much less make up.  
Artbike finally arrives at Launceston - Friday the 6th of June 2014 11:07 PM
After the student tours today which ended at City Park, I had a quick dash to Design Tasmania to check if the Artbikes are ready for service. Yes, they are. HURRAY!For visitors...
The fungus that grows on an ant - Thursday the 5th of June 2014 9:48 PM
Today is the second day of the presentation of our tour projects. Jake did a wonderful tour on Fungi, which was very informative and interesting. What strikes me most is that a...
Spiders in New Zealand - Wednesday the 4th of June 2014 9:53 PM
Today is the first day for the Guiding students to present their tour projects. Jonny did one one spiders at the Trevallyn Reserve.  He said spiders are very where except...
A day of discoveries on our own property - Sunday the 1st of June 2014 10:26 PM
Today was a dry day and we did some works on our property.A huge trunk of a Silver Wattle fell to the ground and we needed to chop up and remove the fallen timber. We found a...
Bus commentary on Jericho - Friday the 30th of May 2014 9:27 PM
I did another bus commentary on our way back from Bruny Island to Launceston."Jericho is an historical village between Hobart and Launceston off the Midland Highway. It is...
Bus commentary on Ross Village Bakery - Wednesday the 28th of May 2014 9:12 PM
Today is the first day of our field trip to Bruny Island and I did a bus commentary on the Ross Village Bakery:"There is a very special appeal in Ross to Asian tourists. It is...
Notley Gorge & Narawntapu National Park - Friday the 18th of April 2014 11:00 PM
It was rainy in the morning and we stayed at home. After lunch, the sky cleared up. With only half a day, we took Zoe to nearby attractions - Notley Fern Gorge State Reserve and...
No ARTBIKE!!! - Thursday the 17th of April 2014 11:42 PM
A friend's daughter, Zoe, is staying with us for Easter. As I have class today, I dropped her off in town and suggested a number of places that are worth visiting.  One is...
Cape Hauy walk - Thursday the 27th of March 2014 11:21 PM
The Cape Hauy walk today reminds me of the Hong Kong Geopark walk we had in June last year. There are similarities and differences.Both are coastal walks and feature...
An 1860 photo of Port Arthur - Wednesday the 26th of March 2014 11:58 PM
Today is the second day of our Port Arthur trip.  I and another classmate were asked to prepare and provide an interpretation on the trade and dockyard of Port Arthur....
Long-nosed Potoroo - Tuesday the 25th of March 2014 11:08 PM
Today is the first day of our Port Arthur field trip and we stayed at the Port Arthur Caravan Park. At dinner, I saw a small rat like animal roaming the camping grounds. I have...
An Eastern Barred Bandicoot from our backyard - Friday the 21st of March 2014 11:46 PM
There was a small fire in the kitchen tonight. I put two pies under the grill and went back to my computer to finish off my editing/translation works and homeworks from TAFE. A...
A course on Provide First Aid - Thursday the 20th of March 2014 11:09 PM
Today is the first day of the two day course on first aid. There are a few useful acronyms to learn:DRSABCDD - for DangerR - for ResponseS - for Send for HelpA - for AirwaysB -...
Amassing my gear for guiding - Wednesday the 19th of March 2014 11:15 PM
Today at lunch, Mark and I had a sprint into the outdoor gear shops in town looking for a good 3-quarter length bushwalking jacket. Mark's is getting very old and starts...
ARTBIKE will come to Launceston - Tuesday the 18th of March 2014 11:30 PM
After class today, I paid a visit to the Tasmanian Design Centre. There I saw a few ARTBIKES parked in the entrance foyer. The ARTBIKE idea started in Hobart offering...
I learnt more about wombat - Friday the 14th of March 2014 11:02 PM
Today we have a visit to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.In the Art Gallery at Royal Park, I learnt about a few better known Tasmanian painters: John Glover, Thomas...
Reptile Day - Tuesday the 11th of March 2014 11:02 PM
Today in class we had Mr Simon Fearn, an expert in Reptiles. We learned from him the three largest species of skinks in Tasmania and that there are 3 species of snakes...
Last day of the Queen's Prize Meeting - Monday the 10th of March 2014 11:43 PM
Today is the last day of the Tasmanian Queen's Prize Meeting which is an annual statewide target shooting competition. I was solicited to take care of the data input and...
Chinese tourist died at Cradle Mountain - Sunday the 9th of March 2014 11:12 PM
A Chinese student studying in Melbourne embarked on the Overland Track and died of hypothermia on 20 February. I only learned it during the Corinna trip. This is really...
Found a ringtail possum in our backyard - Saturday the 8th of March 2014 11:33 PM
Find a ring tail possum in our backyard Dudley was berserk barking in the backyard. Mark went out to try to get him inside the house and found a ringtail possum high up on the...
Why is the Pieman River named "Pieman"? - Friday the 7th of March 2014 11:47 PM
On the first day of the trip, classmates were talking  about Alexander Pearce (also known as Pierce), a cannibal convict who escaped twice from Sarah Island, and the name...
Mount Donaldson walk - Thursday the 6th of March 2014 5:03 PM
On the second day of our Corinna tour, we walked up Mount Donaldson. It was my first time there. The walk was not difficult but not having done any hiking for more than 2 years,...
First day of our field trip - Wednesday the 5th of March 2014 11:13 PM
This is the first day of the first field trip of the class. Corinna, here we go. I have been to Corinna before but that was years ago. Exactly when I cannot remember now,...