Porridge …

When did a bowl of porridge become such a luxury item? $14.99 at a not-so-fancy-cafe does NOT seem reasonable to me, and I could give a shit as to the additional maple syrup infused rolled oats, with roasted pear and frikkin' black doris plum compote. It just seems to be trying too hard. Can't you … Continue reading Porridge …

firewalls…

After 6 weeks battling new IT infrastructure, servers and Internet shitfuckery I'm finally able to get back onto WordPress and hopefully catch up with what the Hell's been going on here since arrival in early October. Oh joy. The urge to write has not overtaken me lately but I'm going to make more of an … Continue reading firewalls…

gone baby, gone…

So it's 'Take 3' tomorrow morning for myself and the Scott Base crew's 9am C17 flight to Antarctica, courtesy of the good ole USAF. We were supposed to leave Friday, then Saturday, then Sunday...weather delays are part of the fun (unfortunately). Disinfected buses collect us from our managed isolation facility at 6m and will shuttle … Continue reading gone baby, gone…

exodus…

After 5 months of stress, anxiety and dislocation with uncertainty and isolation my bedfellows every sleepless night since March, I'm finally on my way out of the dumpster fire that is Australia 2020. Unfortunately not on a ship (so the Exodus analogy ends here) but rather a grumpy and sour Qantas flight to Sydney and … Continue reading exodus…

…idiots.

So now it appears that Australia was a little early to start patting itself on the back about it's performance with Covid 19 and fast track economic recovery. Apparently the 'Australian dumbarse bogan factor' wasn't taken into account when they were busy circlejerking themselves about our pandemic response and it appears that the abundant 'Idiot … Continue reading …idiots.