Build a house in 150,000 easy steps.

A guest recently came to my house to give me money (I've got things worked out pretty well), and remarked that he liked my house.  That was nice of him, and it reminded me that I like it too.  In fact, after living in it for more than … [Continue reading]

The New Machine

Last weekend the ultimate catastrophe occurred.  The washing machine broke.  Now you may be able to take that in your stride as a little inconvenience until it is repaired, but for me it is calamity, the ultimate  apocalypse.  I … [Continue reading]

Rant Warning! Toxic Waste Floods Canberra!

The LNP used to make much noise about factionalism in the Labour Party.  At least some of that huffing and puffing was justified.  But now it seems the LNP is wracked with worse.  Turnbull et al are paralysed and Abbot lurks like the … [Continue reading]

Trivia Trove

I have now sufficiently recovered from the excitement a couple of months ago when I had a MAJOR EVENT happen at Possum Valley.  I am now back to the usual beat of reporting insignificant trivia.  I like insignificant trivia, because … [Continue reading]

The Heavy Metal Ensemble

Possum Valley today was ringing to the tunes of large machines rather than the tranquil piping of the birds.  First to arrive was the 35 ton excavator which had to come across the neighbouring block to the south and despite having tracks rather … [Continue reading]

Living in the Wilds

I was raised in a city, but I love living in the wilds in an isolated place.  Yesterday somebody gave new meaning to 'isolated'.  I had an unexpected visitor who had got lost.  Happened before and will happen again. … [Continue reading]

Just stand back and I’ll show you how it’s done.

I've done it before with years of experience in the parenting game.  A slight gap of a generation, but how hard can that be?  Just pick up the reins and back in the saddle.  So I'm a grandfather charged with looking after a couple of … [Continue reading]

New Venture for Possum Valley!

Your host Paul, has launched into a new venture to start early June.  It will be only part time, but very exciting and challenging.  Please be assured that accommodation services will be maintained to the highest standard, or at least to … [Continue reading]