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Posted in Yesterday with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by Dean

Ashes 2009

Ashes 2009

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Yesterday – Five of 8ight


Well yesterday I was in charge of the school sign.


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Posted in Yesterday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2009 by Dean



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Yesterday – One of 8ight

A new series of 8ight begins and the theme is Yesterday.

Yesterday I came up with this idea for a new series of eight images.
It’s all about yesterday.

Yesterday morning I walked down to the General Store that also doubles up as the Post Office. (We get mail three times a week)

But yesterday when I asked for my mail that I could see leaning on top of  the pigeon holeI I was told to come back on Monday due to the fact that on Saturday the Post Office is closed.

Yesterday I wasn’t very happy to be told that. I live in a small outback town for gods sake! Woopity Woop Woop located in the Savannah region of far north Queensland population 65 plus a few Utes, Pig Hunters, snakes and too many Grey Nomads.

Please give me my bloody mail that I can see within inches of your left earlobe all you have to do is reach out and hand it over. ” No sorry” Was the reply and I thought Coogee  Post Office was bad.

I went home and had a coffee.

In the afternoon I volunteered my services to help out the local Bush Fire Brigade with a bit of backburning around the town.

Yesterday was my first time ever as a bush fireman.

Yesterday I discovered just how hot the fires are and yesterday I discovered that when the wind changes fires can escape!

Yesterday I also discovered just how much rubbish and scrap is hidden amongst the grass that we had to burn off.

Just how many cars can a small town leave behind? Tyres, huge circular saw blades, shoes, bottles you name it’s all there or was!

Now as a Land Rover enthusiast I was thrilled to come across an old Series IIA but disheartened upon hearing that next day we were to burn that area.

So anyway later that evening I went armed with camera to take some pictures and a screwdriver to remove the front grill and the engine plates from the Series IIA.

Yesterday evening I watched day three of the Lords test match.

Luckily for me the whole series is being shown on a free to air channel called SBS. So even living up here in the middle of nowhere I don’t have to subscribe to pay TV to watch the Ashes.

Sadly my English brethren back home do and if you were to ask me what I thought of that I would say “That is bloody ridiculous” Don’t even ask me what I think of England playing a test match in Wales!!

Yesterday evening I was very happy beer in hand watching Australia bowled out for a little over 200 runs!!

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Posted in Miniature with tags , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by Dean

Great Shot Sir!

Beautifully Timed!

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Miniature – Six of 8ight

I hope you have enjoyed the Shipping Forecast?
You rejoin us from Headingley just as a thunderous drive to the boundary for four by the English captain Andrew Strauss brings up his hundred.
The textbook perfectly well timed shot knocks Sir Geoffrey Boycott completely from his deckchair down by the sight screen.
I’m sure that the England Captain will be very well pleased with that one especially after the recent criticism he has faced in the press from Boycott himself.

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Posted in Miniature with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by Dean

England v West Indies

England v West Indies

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Miniature – One of 8ight

npower Test Match Series : England v West Indies May 2009

First Test Lords

England beat West Indies by 10 wickets