Monthly Archives: June 2018

Reduction …

Like many children growing up in countries that still used the old British Pounds, Shillings and Pence (£sd) my early years in school was blighted by the dread exercise of reduction. Basically, take a sum of money, break it down … Continue reading

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Sometimes a rusty washer is just that …

I went for a walk a couple of days ago and I found an object – ok, an old rusty washer – on the footpath beside some old mine tailings, possibly brought to the surface by the recent rain. I … Continue reading

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Hoyle’s Pacific Vegetable Wonder

State Library of Victoria – original at http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/54972 Last week, while I was working on the Dow’s Pharmacy Documentation Project we had a query from a lady researching her family history as to whether we had any bottles of Hoyle’s … Continue reading

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Dinner with a Tiger

Our trip to Malaysia went pretty smoothly. Sure, there was the time in Penang Airport when we discovered that the booking company we had used had failed to add our bags to our Air Asia booking, even though we had … Continue reading

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Northam Road Cemetery, Georgetown

   Northam Road cemetery is the oldest European cemetery in Georgetown in Penang, opening shortly after the East India Company founded Georgetown in 1794, and closing roughly a hundred years later. As a consequence there’s a lot of pre Victorian … Continue reading

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Light, data, and taxis in Malaysia

We’re back from a three week trip in Malaysia, during which we visited cat obsessed Kuching, saw wild orang utans in the Danum valley conservation area, river dolphins, proboscis monkeys in Bako national park, chilled on beaches and swam in … Continue reading

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