(This is not related to Halloween, despite the timing). This is a perfect hack for boat owners, especially if you are in a marina with flocks of birds. You just hang this black crow off the back of your boat or anywhere they land and most birds will think twice so before they poo… Read More Scarecrow Hack
You may recall last year we first wanted to move to the island. Tick!!!!! Now 10 months later we have finally purchased our first boat and so proud our son Alpha and Stayathomemotheroffour were the first of our family to take it for a test sail before we paid. Stayatworkfatherofthree was left on shore to… Read More MISSION 2 ACCOMPLISHED
We had six (6) adult lifejackets to wash before the boat surveyor arrives tomorrow. They were kindly included with the price of the cute little second hand sailboat we finally bought last month (a whole different and wonderful story of keeping your eye on the prize). The two yellow jackets required the most cleaning… Read More LIFEJACKET CLEANING HACK
Well Stayatworkfatherofthree is certainly glad March is over. Let’s see, arrived in Bangkok on March 9th and within a few days Mum calls me from Australia to report her computer and online banking had been hacked, then Dad passed away and not three days later Cyclone Debbie skirted around the coast putting us all… Read More The Ides of March?
So there I was a month ago sitting beside my Dad’s wheel chair in the waiting room of his psychiatrist and there was this painting behind the reception counter. Doesn’t it just sum life up in one moment? Life being a series of four seasons in rotation. Nothing lasting forever unless, you jump… Read More The Four Seasons
During my October 2016 trip to Bangkok, one of our Thai colleagues helped me photocopy and laminate a 100cm x 50cm nautical merchant navy map of the world I have treasured since the 1970s although time is making the original fragile. When I was a small boy my maternal Uncle gave us that map. On… Read More Map of Destiny