Cars

Car Camping

I think proper camping is for losers. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sights of nature, building a fire and roasting marshmallow, fishing, looking up at the stars, away from the lights of the city. It’s magical. It’s tents, however, that I’m not a fan of. You couldn’t pay me to sleep on a …

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Pro Tourists

My folks are coming to visit me in Tasmania next weekend, for the first time since I moved down here. That’s good and all, but how am I going to keep them occupied? This laboratory post is pretty demanding, and I don’t actually have that much free time. “Oh, they’ll just be happy to see …

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Expensive Car Parts

The idea that people in Monaco have lots of money shouldn’t have been all that surprising to me. It’s the city of…money. I think some of the buildings may have just been made out of money, which is very unsafe, but…money. The idea that people in Monaco have lots of money shouldn’t have been all …

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Cars: Always Improving

  However, there HAS been some thought given over recently to car servicing. Glen Iris has a garage where I get mine done, because it’s a family thing and we’ve been in the area for years, and even there I’ve heard whispers of cars being given a sort of virtual intelligence to allow them to diagnose …

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#vanlife

Just when I think everything’s fine with this van, some fascinating new problem turns up to put me in my place. Maybe I should have heeded everyone’s advice about buying a turquoise vintage unit from an elderly surfer I met on the bus. In actual fact, I don’t regret the purchase at all. But I …

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Hi Folks, Sorry About the Wall

So…how was YOUR first meeting with the in-laws? Well, I say in-laws, but that’s more of a future thing. Right now they’re my girlfriend’s parents, and we just had our first…’meeting’. Is girlfriend’s parents in-law a thing? Anyway I was driving to their place, a lovely quiche on the front seat that I got from …

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