dalekboy: (Default)
( Feb. 14th, 2010 10:13 pm)
Just back from scattering ashes in country Victoria. Poor Lex had an awful time. Trip messed with his routine worse than normal and I totally failed to listen to my instincts, which meant we stayed for lunch today which really buggered his routine.

So, we've had a very unhappy small person for the better part of seven hours travel. And of course, he made sure we were unhappy, too. Sharon's wrecked and has a week of work awaiting her, I'm wrecked and have a week of getting ready for rent inspection, and we just have to hope that Lex isn't going to make us pay for anywhere up to two weeks for the trip away.

On the good news front, we had a frog waiting for us in the back yard when we came home!

Frogs are cool!
dalekboy: (woohoo naked dancing)
( Jan. 1st, 2010 10:21 pm)
Well, [livejournal.com profile] stephiepenguin did a post on pictures that she took during 2009. So I'm pinching the idea and doing the same. All pictures of people, many of whom are holding Lex for some reason, and they're in chronological order. Every photo was taken by me, or was pretty much entirely set up by me and then I had someone else press the button.

I was quite pleased when I compiled this. I had felt like I'd hardly taken any pictures this year, but in actual fact I had hardly taken any travel pictures. There's plenty with people.

Goal for next year - more pictures of people (and hopefully some travel pics).


+34 more, includes some harmless nudity, but consider yourself warned... )
dalekboy: (Sharon and I)
( Oct. 26th, 2009 11:11 pm)
So, we've looked at finances, holiday logistics, Lex logistics, and a bunch of other stuff, and have had to divvy up the convention going for next year. We've been nutting out ideas for a while, but Sharon's work commitments and our finances have meant we've had to firm up our plans. Read more... )
dalekboy: (Amazing Orgasms)
( Sep. 22nd, 2009 10:34 am)
* April and Andy visited on the weekend. Yay!

* My car indicator continues to play up. Boo!

* Sharon and I got to go see Up on Sunday. It was good and didn't stupidly pander to the 3D. Yay!

* Sharon's grandpa died Sunday night. He was an awesome old bloke. Boo!

More under cut, some TMI... )
Having noticed that I have picked up a lot of Russian folks who have found me through the photo-blogs, I just thought I'd use Babelfish to say "Hello" to you all and thank you for your continued interest in my pictures.


Замечающ что я выбирал вверх много русских людей которые находили я через фото-блоги, я как раз думал I' польза Babelfish d сказать " Hello" к вам всему и вы для вашего продолжаемого интереса в моих изображениях. Приветственные восклицания, Дэнни

Anyway, here are the first batch of photos from [livejournal.com profile] gutter_monkey's and my trip from Melbourne to Canberra. Some of these you will have seen on Scott's journal, and his facebook, but for the rest of you, here they are... 13 pictures below cut )
dalekboy: (travel)
( Feb. 19th, 2009 03:57 pm)
After I drop Sharon at the airport on Sunday, I get to spend a couple of days driving back to Canberra with [livejournal.com profile] gutter_monkey. We have no plans, beyond trying to check-out disused rail lines, and we may change that to something else.

I think you should all be jealous.

Road Trip!
* I made banana and walnut muffins today, and they were yummy. I gave half to Bill and Diane from the Post Office, because they are lovely people and I didn't manage a Chrissy prezzie for them last year.

* Our estate agent has put back our rent inspection a month at my request. Basically told her we were in the middle of sorting/rearranging, and the house would be a mess.

Cut for extreme length, and because there's nothing overly exciting... )
dalekboy: (travel)
( Jan. 26th, 2009 11:22 am)
Took a short trip with Sharon and Lex on the weekend, and wandered up to visit Lewis, Marylin, Nick, and Adrian in the Blue Mountains.

Had a lovely time catching up with good friends, though I slept a hell of a lot once I got there. Think I've finally crashed after my super-busy day a couple of weeks back, either that or it was my very busy pre-trip Friday wot did me in. Certainly I'm still struggling today and about to go back to bed.

Have to say though, the GPS is fabulous for exploring! On the way back I set it for the fastest route home (that didn't use the tollways) and we went from the Blue mountains to Goulburn, using only smaller roads and routes, no highways, and going through little towns like Oberon and Taralga. I always love driving new roads, each one is an fresh adventure. I really liked Taralga and want to swing back for a proper visit. And there was a some gorgeous scenery on the way back, too.

Best thing, in total taking the back roads rather than the highway and tollway only took us a quarter hour longer! For a much more beautiful trip! Would like to have taken photos, but stopping the car teands to mean Lex will wake, then need to feed, then need a change, and so an hour is lost. So if I'm going to stop, it needs to be pretty spectacular. Instead what i do now is put together a list of places I want to revisit.

Oh dear, more trips, how sad :)
dalekboy: (Default)
( Nov. 27th, 2008 08:55 pm)
Various photos from the last few months beneath the cut One shot with some fairly inoffensive nudity. )
It's taken a couple of months, but I've finally gotten around to sorting the pictures from my last day on the train to Perth. A trip which was paid for by many of the people who read this LJ, so thank you once again.

Follow the links to see pictures from days one and two.

This day was the most interesting for me, because I got to stop at Cook, a town I've never been to. Yay! Lots of pictures below the cut... )
dalekboy: (travel)
( Nov. 20th, 2008 03:12 pm)
I leave later today to head for Melbourne so I can do a little businessy stuff, and more importantly attend Continuum Relit.

Taking a new route down, using the Monaro Highway. It'll mean I approach Melbourne from the East, the side of town where most of what I have to do is. It takes an extra 80 odd km, but on the other hand I don't have to cross town once I arrive. If I had more time I'd crash the night in Bombala on my way down and try to get photos of platypuseseseses in the morning. Oh well, another trip, maybe.

It's going to be a flying visit, one where I catch up with virtually no-one, which is how most of my future business-type trips to Melbourne will be. Being the home dad, I have to be back in time to look after Lex again on Monday. For this trip, since I had to get to town during business hours on a weekday to do a chunk of what I needed to do, Sharon has taken an RDO for tomorrow. She and the boy aren't coming with me, which is sad, but on the other hand I will have room in the car for non-baby stuff!

Hopefully I'll see some of you at Relit. No need to RSVP any more, that was just so we had approximate numbers for the food (a range from carnivore to vegan appetites). Free nibbles, socialising, drinks, an announcement or two, and the very scrumptious Continuum 5 committee will be there too... how can you resist?
dalekboy: (Lex)
( Oct. 26th, 2008 12:34 pm)
Just a quick post-trip post.

We got back on Tuesday night. Lex was really good to travel with, within the limitations of him being a baby and therefore a bit demanding. Started sleeping through the night, even when he'd slept in the car seat all day while we were driving.

It's since we've been home that he's been a real little pain. Unsettled, waking every couple of hours overnight, won't go to sleep when put down. Too busy or too tired, hence no posts.

Obviously he prefers the open road ;-)
A brief post for the many, many people who said we couldn't travel to remote places with Lex.

Post-Melbourne trip, my son, at 8 weeks, has seen more of the country than most of the people who offered me this advice, and we aren't home yet. Interestingly we have discovered travelling with him so far inland is no different than travelling with him from Canberra to Melbourne was.

10,000 years ago we all used to be nomads, yet somehow we managed.

And I have the Belwood!

A quick selection of pictures of places he's been, below the cut.Read more... )
We will be in Melbourne this weekend, staying at Sharon's dad's place. Details are in a previous post.

We're just about to leave for Bateman's Bay, and the car is packed. I have one request of anyone we end up seeing while in town.

No presents. Please.

The car is packed to the rafters. Any gifts, even little bits of clothing, will have me scratching my head trying to figure where to put it. Your presence will be enough.

Barring disasters, Sharon, Lex, and I should be in Melbourne from sometime Friday. We might make it to the MSFC but it's not super likely.

However, we will be staying in Noble Park, at Sharon's dad's place. And we figure if we've driven 650+km with an infant, you buggers can bloody travel the last 20! :-)

You'll be able to catch us there until about 3pm on Sat 11th, and we'll be there all day Sunday. After that we leave for Cohuna on Monday or Tuesday (or Wednesday if we're feeling tired). So if you don't catch us on the weekend, you might catch us after that, but don't count on it.

Details under the following friends locked post
Due to my various computer hassles, mixed in with being stroke boy, and being forgetful, I haven't gotten around to sorting/coverting these until now. Late nights with Lex can be good sometimes :)

This is the first day of travelling, and the pictures are in chronological order, so you get a sense of the journey...

Many pics below cut... )


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