Category Archives: tale

A yarn at work today…

…reminded me of a fella I met on a flight home from Meekatharra. I was leaving – flustered and annoyed – because once again, I felt I hadn’t finished half the work left to me!  Work at Meeka was like … Continue reading

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The morning that I turned 21…

… saw me scrunched up in the front of a white Ford panel-van, sporting a self-inflicted head-ache, better suited to the skull of an African elephant!  I was in the final stages of my sparky’s (electrician’s) apprenticeship and was on my … Continue reading

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In an octopus’s garden…

… in this particular bit of occy ‘country’ – you need to bring your own shade!  Don’t believe me? Go and have a look-see for yourself: You can find the full story over at on the National Geographic News website; … Continue reading

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