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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
enjoy a quiet life, Kids, toys, hobbies and wine and beer and now
by-products-of off such products since 2005! as usual . Anyway: a one liner
diary of events- read from bottom up as in FB...
bench tested Portable Vineyard Shiraz, decided to blend some
with Longford Shiraz- not that much better but PVS is a little bit too volatile
straight, needed to be diluted. 18 bottles of Blend and 24 of LFS
Shiraz- forty five bottles! as of 10 March, 2 given away, and 3 consumed at
half a bottle a day- so peppery and nice! Will sell a dozen for 100 bucks, any
Well, here we are 2011. Added and Taken away from the site all the Easter pages,
now over on Picassa via blog the site
Not kept this up!
The PV is taking over the garden corner. A new planting of English Box for a new
front path border has been done.
We have had Diana and Peter and Demps over a few times while they were home.
They are building a new place 2011.
1/10 may have to
edit down the Gurk and Tag pics, at the limit of the site capacity, but pics
still available, and may set up a picassa site like Patch has. meanwhile will be
updateing stuff on the blogospheric sites too.
23/9 another veeheekal, with
7/9 OMG been a few weeks. Anyway, the folks had their 50th
anniversary the other week, The Portable
Vineyard has buds everywhere, the 1Sept!! Got some new plants for the farden,
and gotten into Blogging. Here for
Life Lessons and Here for raising
14/8 Been blogging and website updating and making the weather
work even 'so much
better', and fixing the fridge, messing work
up, not studying nor completing the tasks. Busy. And another 12 litres of
middling vodka, just triple filtering before distilling it again to make some
bundy and lemonilla.
2/8 Taking a while to get this straightened out- new pc, updated programs,
blahdebladeblah, should be working now?
26/7 Another gap- however, a Tax Man slipped extra
in the hand- so upgraded to a 2 year old PC, faster, running awin7pro too, veri
noice, added another old screen to it- whoo, The Acreage is just great. Took
three days to get back to where I am comfortable- and added Weather Monitoring
to the site
here, System and other
local weather monitors.
20/7 !!!! A gap. How slack is that- anyway Griff Rhys Jones has shown me the
Scout Hotel in Honkers. So now I will post some old scout pics.
here. A first
with Lisa. Last weekend was a 18th Party
for Alexander... See face book references...
5/6 Updated this site (wells)
and the LinkedIn page
4/6 49th Birthday. hmmmm. Joined LinkedIn, so another CV is out in the Ether.
5/5 The Brookes dropped in , a little drive from Croydon to Seaspray, and coffee
17/4 The Noonans dropped in for the weegen, few drops drunk, including nice
Sparkling Shiraz 02 and 08
10/4 New project while waiting for Longford Shiraz to ferment out- All the wells
I have ever been
Google Earthed- see the carbon footprint
Longford Shiraz, added
yeast next day
2/4 Off to
The Ghurk again Thursday to Sunday for a
clan holiday- lots to eat and drink, next year bring bikes
21/3 Had Ken/Brenda/Harry/Marilyn/Janine over for girls 10th for a BBQ- also
shiraz harvest- not so good
20/3 Chazza also had a three friends over party- nice day. And Unca Bern dropped
19/3 Em has three friends over for tenth BD. Janine took them shopping.
14/3 Dad dropped in on way to fishing at Eucumbene with his bros.
8/3 Pinot Noir Harvested- 2 litres must, first crop after 4 years waiting. Litre
6/3 OG the olds are good, sis and lance are finally slabbed, AJ drove well,
at a Newry vineyard
2/3/10 picked and made up some wine
Orange sofas two of for 400,
cheapies til later on, then the suede ones. Or a rocker.
18/2 Started another TAFE course Feb18, InfoTech Cert III February 2010,
hopefully will power through.
2010 started 2nd March this year with
the Foxy Grapes harvested. Ended up with 11 litres of juice, maybe 3-5 litres of
brandy too from the pomace and/or 'bad' wine. Well- pomace wine was Horrible.
Pinot Noir turned into vinegar. Lost a lot of fruit from the shiraz potted
vines- realised 7kg juice.
Taggerty Easter Holidays with Ford Clans
Kids First day of the Year back at School
Rainfall record of the
residential palace playground.
Vintages and the
I really enjoy a little drink, like Rockford Basket Press Shiraz, and making
jam, sauce, chutney, and spirits and Beer.
NOT BUY MY SHARE OF ROCKFORD WINES
I' like Sci-Fi and spies, I really Like!
Some pics and if you want to Learn
with me. Just have not been out since Winter 08, had a knee
recon' and just bleedin' cannot get the time, what with 4 ruggies and work
and study. Stuff getting real dusty.
I am a professional
"Whoops, what's that
"Wrong power I think"
"hmmm. Bugger "