Friday, 19 September 2008

Poetry magazine

Good news, one and all. I have revived Ancient Heart Magazine from its erstwhile slumber. You can now find the mag right here. Have a look and consider submitting a poem or passing it on to any poetry-loving amigos you might have.

Submitting is in the format of a comment as the mag is set up as a blog. You just need to leave a comment on the last entry containing your poem and some other info. Full details on the sight. Have fun!

New marine species

Today in the news an article about a survey that found about five hundred new marine species off the coasts of Australia. The survey found these species on the Great Barrier Reef and also on the Ningaloo Reef. There are some stunning pictures of these new creatures.

It must be fascinating for a scientific team to discover species that are new to science. I can imagine the thrill of finding something that was hitherto utterly unknown to the boffins. I am sure there must be many more to be unearthed, in the depths of the oceans but also in places like Kalimantan and Papua New Guinea.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Churchill said it best

Found this comment:

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
Sir Winston Churchill

in the comments section following this news article in the Times about the official introduction of Sharia law in the United Kingdom. I am sure that there are problems in most Western nations but news like this does depress me. One law for UK citizens, a convenient alternative law for muslims choosing to live in the UK.
Bad news for Britain and bad news for muslim women living in Britain. Progress into the abyss..

Friday, 12 September 2008

Selling your house

Buying and selling your home can be a very trying and frustrating business. There are legal fees, dealings with estate agents, financial repercussions; there is just so much to worry about, all things considered. And yet, there are, of course, other options. Some people would just like to say to someone: Sell My House, and just take care of everything. That would be so much easier, now wouldn’t it? Of course it would.

But is something like this available in the real world, I hear you ask. Well now, if you are in this position then perhaps you should consider checking out the people at who can take care of everything to do with selling your house quickly and easily. You should contact them if you need a quick sale of your house. It is definitely worth considering if you want to make a quick sale. Of course, you will not have to pay for home information packages, estate agents or solicitors. That certainly would be a help, I think.

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Monday, 8 September 2008

Bring it on!

Palm trees in tropical Cairns. I can't wait for a bit of real sunshine. I feel the need to get away from the grey English drizzle. August is just over but already it feels like the end of November.
Just get me some thongs (flip-flops) and I'll be off and running!


Just went to the post office and got some currency for Oz. The bills are very colourful, they remind me a bit of the Dutch money at least before they were forced to adopt Brussels Dosh. There are just a few weeks to go and I'm counting down and am rearing to go. The lounge is full of boxes I will have sent to me, my suitcases are ready and everything seems to be sorted out.

I hope the spring and summer in Sydney will be a good one after the dysmal summer here in England. I wonder whether I will take to the outdoors life and beaches. Slip, slop, slap, of course..

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Not long now

It's only a few more weeks before I leave these shores for my new homeland Australia. I keep thinking I should be busier with preparations but somehow I can't think of much more to sort out. I'm sure it will be okay. My possessions are packed up in cardboard boxes and I think it will be fine.

Just on the news: state of emergency in Bangkok. I'm flying to Sydney via that city and hope it won't interfere with my travel arrangements. I can't wait to go now and find this time of near-limbo a bit difficult to deal with to some extent. Still, I'm sure the next few weeks will fly by.