Exit Interview From A Call Centre

I’ve just quit my job at the call centre and for a variety of reasons, but there was one big reason. I Quit Because The Job Was Sucking The Life Out Of Me. I should have run the day the trainer answered my question as to why there so much American style hype in the

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The Other Obsession of Walter Pless

I try to photograph every ship that comes in to Hobart. The ships include freighters, cruise liners, tankers, warships and luxury yachts. I also include fishing boats and tugs. This photographic mission is more than just a hobby. It’s an obsession. Some mornings I’m out at 6am. Some evenings, depending on the light, I could

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A Good Day

This week has been positive for the Miss but today particularly so. Monday was my first day without my second job. The joy this fact is bringing me cannot be underestimated. I feel like I have lost 10 kgs, recovered from the worst hangover and just won the pub meat raffle. My energy levels are back


A New Year For The Miss

This will be a top year, or I am expecting so. Thus far the signs are good. I’ve started the New Year by booking a 40 hour sailing and navigational course at the local sailing club. I’ve just quit my evening job in a call centre (exit interview is shared if you have ever wanted

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Photos Photos Photos and More Photos

New Photos have arrived. I have included all the photos sent for other Catana tragic’s and those interested. It’s good to see the boat looking more like our home and these photos make the New Year even more exciting. Thanks Patrick & Team France for the photos. Click on photos to expand =)

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Our Girl Of The Ocean Has Her Name!

Naming a boat is like inking ones skin, around for a long time so make sure you like it! When we chose our name it was a early default name that stuck and we quickly grew to love. There is something moving about seeing your boats name on the hull for the first time, and


Why Driving A Taxi Is A Worthy Career Choice

My Parents Are My Working Class Hero’s Growing up, my parents owned and operated the towns only taxi business. This meant that 24 / 7 they had a duty of care to collect, find and pick up, the ordinary, the lonely, pensioners, workers , the disturbed, the town drunks and everyone in between. A tough way to

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Second Baby Photos From A Totally Unexpected Source

This picture is of our Miss Catana  still under construction and the chap to the right  is Christophe whose in charge of all the boat building at Catana Yard.  Unfortunately neither Captain nor I took this photo, as this week we surprisingly did not win lotto. How nice would it be though to pop off to

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The Lilly Deliemma

Lilly the Weimaraner is family. She and I both came to  our surnames later in life but now belong to the same pack. Our pack is loving, loud, interesting and always loyal. This post is about sharing Lilly’s story and how we happen to have the best dog in the world.   Getting A Dog Was

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First Baby Photos of Miss Catana

I am sooooooo excited! Our First Baby Photos of the beautiful Miss Catana.   Thank you to all the wonderful team who are building her – I appreciate! Now is one of those times in life I wish I had the Dr Who Tardis. France seems a long way from Tasmania…. (click on photos to enlarge