Monday, 27 July 2009

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Every piece of plastic that's ever been made, except a small amount that's been incinerated, still exists.

I was watching a wonderful documentary this morning called "Addicted to Plastic" about the vast problems associated with it's disposal and the myriad of wonderful solutions that have or are being developed.
There are many wonderful solutions, but I was particularly taken with a product produced by Melbourne company, Plantic Technologies, who have produced a starch based plastic with all the capabilities of the petroleum based product but completely bio degradeable as it dissolves in water......and you can eat it too!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

It's been cold here lately but........

between the squalls that come through we have had periods of brilliant sunshine and not much wind which has been fantastic.
The climate change skeptics need to know that the weather has changed dramatically on the South Coast in recent years with our summer weather patterns tending to continue through the winter months.
Last night, after having spent most of the day at home (Michelle reporting to her DCA supervisor and myself a rare opportunity to watch the Derby), Michelle and I decided that the poodles needed to get out otherwise they would drive us nuts.
Emu Point is a favourite spot, so, with increasingly ecstatic poodles, we set off.
We arrived, just before dark and well rugged up,

to a windless and glassed off harbour (local commercial fishing boats and recreational fisherman) and enjoyed a very pleasant but cold wander up the beach and back before returning home for Mount Barker chicken shanks marinated in red wine and garlic accompanied by peas, beans, carrots and mashed potato and bloody good it was too!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

An all-time favourite one in a million shot!

A very young middle son, Oscar, and not the outcome he was expecting considering he was offering one of our goats a tasty snack!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Resource preservation!

I think that those of us who live in the west have really got to start taking car pooling seriously!