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Ned Martin’s Journal 2012

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January

Mon 26th Dec – Tue 3rd Jan 2012

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, & overall have a great time.

Woodford Folk Festival & The Dreaming

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, where the weather is good for a change, I fall sick, we don’t argue, & overall have a great time.

Wed 4th Jan – Sun 8th Jan 2012

I watch “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, eat a late Christmas Lunch at Sizzlers, & go swimming at College’s Crossing.

College’s Crossing

I watch “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, eat a late Christmas Lunch at Sizzlers, & go swimming at College’s Crossing.

Mon 9th Jan – Fri 20th Jan 2012

It is hot. I fix my car door, watch “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, & eat a lot.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It is hot. I fix my car door, watch “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, & eat a lot.

Mon 23rd Jan – Tue 31st Jan 2012

I have some days & nights, attend family dinner at Bronwen’s parents’ place, eat most of Sizzlers, & start using Cloudflare.

Family Dinner, Sizzlers, & Cloudflare

I have some days & nights, attend family dinner at Bronwen’s parents’ place, eat most of Sizzlers, & start using Cloudflare.

February

Wed 1st Feb – Fri 17th Feb 2012

The KGB don’t find me, I fix my car’s central locking, watch “Chronicle” with Clint & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” without him, the water fails, Flash crashes, I redesign my site, & Bronwen & I attend Cam & Christine’s party & a family dinner.

The KGB Don’t Find Me

The KGB don’t find me, I fix my car’s central locking, watch “Chronicle” with Clint & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” without him, the water fails, Flash crashes, I redesign my site, & Bronwen & I attend Cam & Christine’s party & a family dinner.

Sat 18th Feb – Sun 19th Feb 2012

Bronwen, Clint & I walk the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park, & I eat pancakes & fall sick.

Coomera Circuit, Lamington National Park

Bronwen, Clint & I walk the Coomera Circuit in Lamington National Park, & I eat pancakes & fall sick.

Mon 20th Feb – Fri 2nd Mar 2012

I put more RAM in my laptop, Bronwen’s Dad “retires”, her Aunt & Uncle leave, we laugh at the Sit Down Comedy Club, & watch “Killer Elite”.

Sick, Retiring, RAM & Comedy

I put more RAM in my laptop, Bronwen’s Dad “retires”, her Aunt & Uncle leave, we laugh at the Sit Down Comedy Club, & watch “Killer Elite”.

March

Sat 3rd Mar 2012

I get very “me” Birthday Shirts, walk the Gateway Bridge, & eat muffins.

Birthday Shirts

I get very “me” Birthday Shirts, walk the Gateway Bridge, & eat muffins.

Sun 4th Mar – Fri 9th Mar 2012

Bronwen, Clint, Maz & I go for a wet & misty walk through the leeches along Toolona Creek & Mount Wanungra at O’Reilly’s, & itch for days after.

Bushwalking O’Reilly’s, Leeches & Itching

Bronwen, Clint, Maz & I go for a wet & misty walk through the leeches along Toolona Creek & Mount Wanungra at O’Reilly’s, & itch for days after.

Sat 10th Mar – Wed 21st Mar 2012

Bronwen & I attend Gavin’s funeral, I get toothache & visit the dentist, go to Govinda’s Sunday Feast, & watch “Coriolanus” & “The Rum Diaries”.

Gavin’s Funeral

Bronwen & I attend Gavin’s funeral, I get toothache & visit the dentist, go to Govinda’s Sunday Feast, & watch “Coriolanus” & “The Rum Diaries”.

Thu 22nd Mar – Wed 4th Apr 2012

I run out of milk, go to the Sit Down Comedy Club, eat chips with Clint at Scarborough, shop for shoes & chocolate, watch “The Hunger Games”, attend “Earth Hour”, a suitcase rummage, & buy a Mini Bike Trainer.

Suitcase Rummages, Mini Bike Trainers & Earth Hour

I run out of milk, go to the Sit Down Comedy Club, eat chips with Clint at Scarborough, shop for shoes & chocolate, watch “The Hunger Games”, attend “Earth Hour”, a suitcase rummage, & buy a Mini Bike Trainer.

April

Thu 5th Apr – Tue 10th Apr 2012

I go to Stradbroke Island with Bronwen & am attacked by ants, mosquitoes, & gum nuts—but no icebergs.

Stradbroke, Ants, Mosquitoes & Gum Nuts

I go to Stradbroke Island with Bronwen & am attacked by ants, mosquitoes, & gum nuts—but no icebergs.

Sat 14th Apr 2012

Bronwen & I go to Pittsworth with Maz & Clint, eat birthday cake, & take photographs in the dark.

Pittsworth Light Painting

Bronwen & I go to Pittsworth with Maz & Clint, eat birthday cake, & take photographs in the dark.

Sun 15th Apr 2012

I eat chips at Pittsworth, curry in Rosalie, & film the massacre of many Easter Bunnies.

Wabbit Season

I eat chips at Pittsworth, curry in Rosalie, & film the massacre of many Easter Bunnies.

May

Wed 30th May – Tue 5th Jun 2012

I eat–and photograph–food for a week, go to Pittsworth with Maz, watch “Men in Black 3”, & try a new vegetarian restaurant–The Green Vegetarian Restaurant

A Week of Food

I eat–and photograph–food for a week, go to Pittsworth with Maz, watch “Men in Black 3”, & try a new vegetarian restaurant–The Green Vegetarian Restaurant

July

Sat 28th Jul – Fri 3rd Aug 2012

Bronwen & I go to The Korean Multicultural Festival, & climb Flinder’s Peak with Derek, Eric & Robert, I fall sick, Bronwen’s job ends, & wee see off Natacha at The Three Monkeys with Shane and Alexandra, before booking flights to Cairns.

Flinder’s Peak & Secret Cave

Bronwen & I go to The Korean Multicultural Festival, & climb Flinder’s Peak with Derek, Eric & Robert, I fall sick, Bronwen’s job ends, & wee see off Natacha at The Three Monkeys with Shane and Alexandra, before booking flights to Cairns.

September

Sat 1st Sep – Fri 7th Sep 2012

Maz, Kate & I drive to Natural Bridge Glow Worm Caves, we all look at Ngoc’s milk boobs, then Ngoc’s icecream boobs, watch “The Expendables 2”, a spider is in my shoe, the police deafen me, I clone my hard drive, & go shoe shopping & visit the new Chez Tessa.

Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave

Maz, Kate & I drive to Natural Bridge Glow Worm Caves, we all look at Ngoc’s milk boobs, then Ngoc’s icecream boobs, watch “The Expendables 2”, a spider is in my shoe, the police deafen me, I clone my hard drive, & go shoe shopping & visit the new Chez Tessa.

Sat 8th Sep – Fri 14th Sep 2012

Bronwen & I watch the Brisbane Festival opening & Santos City of Lights, drive to Lake Kurwongbah with Maz, walk up Mt. Gravatt, eat pizza, & I am nearly killed by a ferocious shower spider.

The Brisbane Festival & Lake Kurwongbah

Bronwen & I watch the Brisbane Festival opening & Santos City of Lights, drive to Lake Kurwongbah with Maz, walk up Mt. Gravatt, eat pizza, & I am nearly killed by a ferocious shower spider.

Sat 15th Sep – Fri 21st Sep 2012

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island, watch the “Straddie Salute” triathlon, “Moonrise Kingdon”, eat chocolate nachos & go to Govinda’s.

Stradbroke Island, The “Straddie Salute” Triathlon, & Moonrise Kingdom

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island, watch the “Straddie Salute” triathlon, “Moonrise Kingdon”, eat chocolate nachos & go to Govinda’s.

Sat 22nd Sep – Sun 23rd Sep 2012

I go to the West End Block Party, Bronwen & I both go to the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, & Maz, Uzi, Ian, Chris & I drive & ride to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Nimbin.

The West End Block Party, Alexander Hills Hotel, Byron Bay & Nimbin

I go to the West End Block Party, Bronwen & I both go to the Sit Down Comedy Club at the Alexandra Hills Hotel, & Maz, Uzi, Ian, Chris & I drive & ride to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay & Nimbin.

Mon 24th Sep – Sun 30th Sep 2012

Bronwen & I attend the Robowars 2012 Nationals, watch Riverfire from the 33rd floor of the Suncorp building, & Bronwen starts a new job.

Robowars 2012 Nationals & Riverfire

Bronwen & I attend the Robowars 2012 Nationals, watch Riverfire from the 33rd floor of the Suncorp building, & Bronwen starts a new job.

October

Mon 1st Oct – Thu 4th Oct 2012

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & visit Purling Brook Falls, coming across an upside down 4WD on the way home; Bronwen & I get free mini Dutch pancakes, watch “Looper”, & I cook two-minute noodles.

Springbrook, Purling Brook Falls & an Upside Down 4WD

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Springbrook & visit Purling Brook Falls, coming across an upside down 4WD on the way home; Bronwen & I get free mini Dutch pancakes, watch “Looper”, & I cook two-minute noodles.

Fri 5th Oct – Fri 12th Oct 2012

Bronwen & I go to Govinda’s, don’t take Natacha to Murwillumbah & instead go to Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay, see a fruit bat and many naked men, & eat a Frenzy for the first time in many years.

Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay

Bronwen & I go to Govinda’s, don’t take Natacha to Murwillumbah & instead go to Kondalilla Falls & Alexandria Bay, see a fruit bat and many naked men, & eat a Frenzy for the first time in many years.

Sat 13th Oct – Fri 19th Oct 2012

Bronwen & I drive to Springbrook, walk the Twin Falls Circuit, & look at Natural Bridge in the day time for a change. I also use the bike carrier for the first time.

Springbrook, Twin Falls & Natural Bridge

Bronwen & I drive to Springbrook, walk the Twin Falls Circuit, & look at Natural Bridge in the day time for a change. I also use the bike carrier for the first time.

Sat 20th Oct – Fri 26th Oct 2012

I buy 6TB of hard drives for the server & find they can’t be used, go to Sizzler with Bronwen, & Cedar Creek & Cameron Falls with Bronwen & Maz & most of the bogans in the Gold Coast, & see some scarecrows. Then Niall leaves, I meet Clint, & go see Anthony Laffan’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.

Bogans, Scarecrows & Cedar Creek

I buy 6TB of hard drives for the server & find they can’t be used, go to Sizzler with Bronwen, & Cedar Creek & Cameron Falls with Bronwen & Maz & most of the bogans in the Gold Coast, & see some scarecrows. Then Niall leaves, I meet Clint, & go see Anthony Laffan’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.

Sat 27th Oct – Fri 9th Nov 2012

Bronwen & I go to Sunnybank, The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo, Astro Pete’s, The Diwali Festival, The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival, & see “The Intouchables”; Sarah’s laptop arrives, Silas & Liza visit, & I get sick.

The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo & The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival

Bronwen & I go to Sunnybank, The Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo, Astro Pete’s, The Diwali Festival, The Brisbane Grass Roots Music Festival, & see “The Intouchables”; Sarah’s laptop arrives, Silas & Liza visit, & I get sick.

November

Mon 12th Nov – Wed 14th Nov 2012

Bronwen & I fly to Cairns, drive to Mount Carbine, & watch an amazing solar eclipse with Bronwen’s parents. I then meet Silas & Liza, & fly home.

The Solar Eclipse of 2012

Bronwen & I fly to Cairns, drive to Mount Carbine, & watch an amazing solar eclipse with Bronwen’s parents. I then meet Silas & Liza, & fly home.