28 October 2009
For a while now I've put up with some minor dents and scratches on the front bumper bar of my car. They have annoyed me but were not worth going to a panel beater for repairs. Then we saw an ad in the local paper for a company called "Bumpertech" who come to you to repair minor dents and scratches. We called them and the man came yesterday to do the job.
First, he sanded and filled the scratches and sanded and sprayed a primer.
Then he sanded the primer and masked all areas ready for the final coating.
Then he mounted plastic sheeting all around to avoid overspray.
And finally, he sprayed the final coat which he had perfectly matched to the paint code found under the bonnet. He did this with the help of a lap-top computer.
Here she is, brand-spanking new.
27 October 2009
24 October 2009
23 October 2009
22 October 2009
We had dinner with Bernard Curry last night at the exclusive Stamford Plaza in town. Bernard was up here in Brisbane doing promotional gigs for Channel 7 for Beauty and the Geek. First up this morning he was on Radio B105-FM. Here's the interview:...
21 October 2009
The new hit show on Channel 7 - Beauty and the Geek hosted by Bernard Curry
who also plays Hugo Austin in Australian Drama 'Home and away'.
Here's a promo....See the last Episode Unfortunately you'll have to watch an ad first, but hey - Click here
18 October 2009
Of course in those days the station was an AM station with limited coverage and not very powerful transmitters.
Today, 4EB-FM broadcasts on the FM band with much more powerful transmitters.
Some of the faces of 4EB remain the same, forever volunteering their time and efforts to the Brisbane Ethnic communities.
In 1981, we finally had managed to build a reasonable studio area, with two broadcast studios and a common room-library and an office in the industrial area of South Brisbane. We really thought we had come up in the world.
16 October 2009
In Thun, Switzerland, a white swan decided to take a train, or so it seemed when the bird casually walked onto the busy train lines. Unfazed by passing trains and unaware of the dangers he just sat there.
A passenger on an incoming train spotted the animal and alerted the station master.
15 October 2009
12 October 2009
First, he removed all the ship-lap cladding and cleaned the wall beneath.
Then he fitted the new corrugated steel around the window and side flashing to make sure no water can get into the wall anymore.
This left me to paint the existing exhaust stack.
And the en-suite wall is completed and waterproofed.
10 October 2009
08 October 2009
The USA hit show Beauty and the Geek made its debut here:
Our daughter Sonya's partner, Bernard Curry introduced Australia to its very own Beauties and Geeks last night on Channel 7 .“We’ve found the best of both worlds in our beauties and geeks,” he says.
“To me a geek is someone with a singular focus; someone who focuses on one thing forsaking all others. While a beauty has self-awareness, vanity and ego. They are aware of who they are and how people see them and dress and look accordingly.”
While Bernard thinks everyone has a little bit of beauty and geek in them, he’s enjoying watching the transformation as the show’s contestants are put through their paces.
Beauty and the Geek Australia is the ultimate social experiment. What will happen when two very different social worlds collide…
There’s no doubt our Beauties are gorgeous. They are vivacious, fun-loving women who love shopping, socialising and being the centre of attention. Their hair, make-up and outfit have been thought out carefully. They’re preened and ready to take centre stage. But ask for their opinions on politics, to solve a mathematical equation or maybe how to rebuild your hard drive and they’ll more than likely be stumped.
Then there are our Geeks. Undoubtedly they are academically gifted. They love sci-fi, comics, gaming and computers. They are socially awkward, conversationally challenged and many are still waiting for their first date. But with four PhD candidates among them, they certainly have academia covered.
The show continues next Thursday on Channel 7 at 8.30pm
05 October 2009
01 October 2009
Two of the most picturesque National Parks in Australia are Kakadu and Litchfield.
After flying over Kakadu in a small airplane, it was time to actually go in and explore some of the wonders of these parks. See if you can guess who swam out to the waterfall at Wangi Waterfalls, also pictured below: