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Ned Martin’s Journal 2015

Welcome to my journal for the year of 2015.

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January

Tue 23rd Dec – Fri 2nd Jan 2015

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Mon 5th Jan – Sun 11th Jan 2015

Bronwen & I test my camera, go to a climbing BBQ, ride the train with pantless people from No Pants Subway Ride & attend the first Sunset Gathering of the year.

Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride & Sunset Gathering

Bronwen & I test my camera, go to a climbing BBQ, ride the train with pantless people from No Pants Subway Ride & attend the first Sunset Gathering of the year.

Mon 12th Jan – Sun 18th Jan 2015

I return to work, Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, watch “Taken 3”, survive the bull sharks at College’s Crossing, & Bronwen plays with snakes & wins a trip to Dallas.

College’s Crossing

I return to work, Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, watch “Taken 3”, survive the bull sharks at College’s Crossing, & Bronwen plays with snakes & wins a trip to Dallas.

Mon 19th Jan – Mon 26th Jan 2015

Bronwen feeds snakes, it rains a lot, we go swimming at Cedar Creek Falls, attend the Super-Awesome Greens Supporters Party, go to a photoshoot where my camera doesn’t work, watch Australia Day fireworks, & Bronwen goes in a 1000w Esky Race.

Australia Day

Bronwen feeds snakes, it rains a lot, we go swimming at Cedar Creek Falls, attend the Super-Awesome Greens Supporters Party, go to a photoshoot where my camera doesn’t work, watch Australia Day fireworks, & Bronwen goes in a 1000w Esky Race.

Tue 27th Jan – Fri 6th Feb 2015

I go to Brisbane Free University, The Dentist, Lake Baroon with Clint, West End Fire Festival, The Cinema, & there is an election.

Mortdecai

I go to Brisbane Free University, The Dentist, Lake Baroon with Clint, West End Fire Festival, The Cinema, & there is an election.

February

Sat 7th Feb 2015

Bronwen tries Stretch Hummers on for size, we visit the state library & the museum, and then watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End.

Rio Rhythmics Carnaval 2015

Bronwen tries Stretch Hummers on for size, we visit the state library & the museum, and then watch the dancers at Rio Rhythmics’ Carnaval in West End.

Sun 8th Feb – Sun 15th Feb 2015

Bronwen & I find miles of VHS tape at “Sublime”, watch “Kingsmen”, I eat a terrible curry & hunt for laptops, we go orienteering & to the Valentine’s Day Busk where a world record is broken, to the Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot, Recycling Art Competition Exhibition, Suitcase Rummage, Amigurumi Toyland & The Japanese Festival.

The Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot & Amigurumi Toyland

Bronwen & I find miles of VHS tape at “Sublime”, watch “Kingsmen”, I eat a terrible curry & hunt for laptops, we go orienteering & to the Valentine’s Day Busk where a world record is broken, to the Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot, Recycling Art Competition Exhibition, Suitcase Rummage, Amigurumi Toyland & The Japanese Festival.

Mon 16th Feb – Sun 22nd Feb 2015

Bronwen & I watch “Fifty Shades of Grey”, live through a cyclonic flood, & visit Chinatown for their year of the goat celebrations.

The Year of the Goat

Bronwen & I watch “Fifty Shades of Grey”, live through a cyclonic flood, & visit Chinatown for their year of the goat celebrations.

Mon 23rd Feb – Sun 1st Mar 2015

Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, buy a new Canon 70D camera, test the camera at Neon Pop, see “Jupiter Ascending”, & Bronwen goes to Q-Ride & postpones buying flights.

Neon Pop 2015

Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy, buy a new Canon 70D camera, test the camera at Neon Pop, see “Jupiter Ascending”, & Bronwen goes to Q-Ride & postpones buying flights.

March

Mon 2nd Mar – Sun 8th Mar 2015

I take photos of water & the Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition, fight my phone & Cyanogenmod, & Maz returns to Australia.

The Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition

I take photos of water & the Three Worlds Fire Twirling Competition, fight my phone & Cyanogenmod, & Maz returns to Australia.

Mon 9th Mar – Sat 14th Mar 2015

Bronwen recaptures worms, we see “Focus”, go to the Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show, & Maz makes LED poi.

Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show

Bronwen recaptures worms, we see “Focus”, go to the Vietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod Show, & Maz makes LED poi.

Sun 15th Mar 2015

Bronwen & I go and watch “waterlining” at Kangaroo Point.

Waterlining

Bronwen & I go and watch “waterlining” at Kangaroo Point.

Mon 16th Mar – Mon 23rd Mar 2015

Bronwen finds out she is to be made redundant & dislocates her finger, we see Chappie, drive to Coolangatta with Maz & Emmi, & walk through the clouds at Springbrook.

Bronwen’s Cyborg Finger & Purling Brook Falls

Bronwen finds out she is to be made redundant & dislocates her finger, we see Chappie, drive to Coolangatta with Maz & Emmi, & walk through the clouds at Springbrook.

Tue 24th Mar – Thu 26th Mar 2015

Clint, Maz, Emmi & I walk the Coomera Circuit at Binna Burra. Clint falls over many times but does not dislocate his finger.

Coomera Circuit

Clint, Maz, Emmi & I walk the Coomera Circuit at Binna Burra. Clint falls over many times but does not dislocate his finger.

Fri 27th Mar – Thu 2nd Apr 2015

Bronwen, Chris, Clint, Emmi, Maz & I go to Stradbroke Island for Maz’s farewell, & only Clint misses the ferry.

Maz’s Farewell

Bronwen, Chris, Clint, Emmi, Maz & I go to Stradbroke Island for Maz’s farewell, & only Clint misses the ferry.

April

Fri 3rd Apr – Mon 6th Apr 2015

Bronwen & I go to “Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave” with Maz & Emmi & find glowing mushrooms, I observe “Reclaim Australia” versus the communists, Bronwen & I drive to random jetties & Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse at midnight, go to Leslie Harrison Dam, fight lantana, & meet Clint & Kelly with Maz & Emmi at Mount Ngungun.

Easter

Bronwen & I go to “Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave” with Maz & Emmi & find glowing mushrooms, I observe “Reclaim Australia” versus the communists, Bronwen & I drive to random jetties & Tom’s Confectionery Warehouse at midnight, go to Leslie Harrison Dam, fight lantana, & meet Clint & Kelly with Maz & Emmi at Mount Ngungun.

Tue 7th Apr – Fri 17th Apr 2015

Maz makes new poi, I receive fake rubbish from eBay, find malware, quit work, buy an Easter egg, go to Sizzler, Pancake Manor & Indooroopilly, & Bronwen gets business cards, goes to the doctor & fights Tweed Hospital & we see “Furious 7”.

Quitting Work & Fighting Hospitals

Maz makes new poi, I receive fake rubbish from eBay, find malware, quit work, buy an Easter egg, go to Sizzler, Pancake Manor & Indooroopilly, & Bronwen gets business cards, goes to the doctor & fights Tweed Hospital & we see “Furious 7”.

Sat 18th Apr – Sun 19th Apr 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Tweed Hospital then North Kirra Beach & watch the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships

Bronwen & I drive to Tweed Hospital then North Kirra Beach & watch the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

Wed 22nd Apr – Thu 30th Apr 2015

Bronwen & I fly to Dallas, Texas, hire a car, & begin our American holiday.

Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Bronwen & I fly to Dallas, Texas, hire a car, & begin our American holiday.

May

Fri 1st May – Sat 2nd May 2015

Bronwen & I drive through New Mexico, along parts of Historic Route 66, past Monument Valley, & through Colorado on our way to Arches National Park in Utah, where we find many, many arches.

Arches National Park, Utah

Bronwen & I drive through New Mexico, along parts of Historic Route 66, past Monument Valley, & through Colorado on our way to Arches National Park in Utah, where we find many, many arches.

Sun 3rd May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Canyonlands National Park, where my knee hurts & there are many canyons.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Bronwen & I drive to Canyonlands National Park, where my knee hurts & there are many canyons.

Mon 4th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, walk through many hoodoos, see snow, drive through Zion National Park, & sleep at Springdale.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bronwen & I drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, walk through many hoodoos, see snow, drive through Zion National Park, & sleep at Springdale.

Tue 5th May 2015

Bronwen & I explore Zion National Park, then sleep at Walmart in Page, Arizona.

Zion National Park, Utah

Bronwen & I explore Zion National Park, then sleep at Walmart in Page, Arizona.

Wed 6th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Grand Canyon National Park & spend a very cold night in our tent.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bronwen & I drive to Grand Canyon National Park & spend a very cold night in our tent.

Thu 7th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, & have a look at “The Strip”.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Bronwen & I drive from the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, & have a look at “The Strip”.

Fri 8th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Hoover Dam, then through Lake Mead Recreation Area to the Valley of Fire State Park.

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Bronwen & I drive to Hoover Dam, then through Lake Mead Recreation Area to the Valley of Fire State Park.

Sat 9th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Las Vegas again, then continue on to Los Angeles.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Bronwen & I drive to Las Vegas again, then continue on to Los Angeles.

Sun 10th May 2015

Bronwen & I look at the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Centre, stroll around LA, visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Malibu, & I scratch the car.

Los Angeles, California

Bronwen & I look at the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Centre, stroll around LA, visit Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Malibu, & I scratch the car.

Mon 11th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive along Big Sur from Los Angeles to San Francisco, spending the night at Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Big Sur, Santa Cruz, & the drive to San Francisco

Bronwen & I drive along Big Sur from Los Angeles to San Francisco, spending the night at Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Tue 12th May – Wed 13th May 2015

Bronwen & I meet Maz, have a look at his place, go see the Golden Gate Bridge, drive into Downtown San Francisco, & go for a walk around some of the more interesting parts of the city.

San Francisco, California

Bronwen & I meet Maz, have a look at his place, go see the Golden Gate Bridge, drive into Downtown San Francisco, & go for a walk around some of the more interesting parts of the city.

Thu 14th May – Fri 15th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Yosemite National Park, find snow, look at Giant Sequoias, spend the night at Oakhurst & drive to Lakeview in Stockton.

Yosemite National Park, California

Bronwen & I drive to Yosemite National Park, find snow, look at Giant Sequoias, spend the night at Oakhurst & drive to Lakeview in Stockton.

Sat 16th May 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Sacramento & go to Sizzler.

Sacramento, California

Bronwen & I drive to Sacramento & go to Sizzler.

Sun 17th May 2015

Bronwen & I look around Point Reyes National Seashore & the San Andreas Fault, then drive along California 1 to Fort Bragg, following the scenic coastline.

Point Reyes to Fort Bragg

Bronwen & I look around Point Reyes National Seashore & the San Andreas Fault, then drive along California 1 to Fort Bragg, following the scenic coastline.

July

Mon 20th Jul – Thu 30th Jul 2015

I pay my car rego, watch “Ant Man”, lose my umbrella cover, shop, eat fruit toast, make focal length graphs, go to the Night Noodle Markets & attend the dentist.

Car Rego, Ant Man, Fruit Toast & The Dentist

I pay my car rego, watch “Ant Man”, lose my umbrella cover, shop, eat fruit toast, make focal length graphs, go to the Night Noodle Markets & attend the dentist.

August

Thu 6th Aug 2015

I go to the dentist & have my tooth accidentally killed & buy a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.

The Dentist & My New Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens

I go to the dentist & have my tooth accidentally killed & buy a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.

September

Mon 21st Sep – Sun 27th Sep 2015

I get my macro tubes & Bronwen & I go and see the projections on The Treasury & watch Riverfire.

Macro Tubes & Riverfire

I get my macro tubes & Bronwen & I go and see the projections on The Treasury & watch Riverfire.

Mon 28th Sep – Fri 2nd Oct 2015

Bronwen & I fall sick, go to West End Fire Festival, eat burritos with Maz, & have a delicious dinner with Bronwen’s folks.

West End Fire Festival

Bronwen & I fall sick, go to West End Fire Festival, eat burritos with Maz, & have a delicious dinner with Bronwen’s folks.

October

Sat 3rd Oct – Sun 4th Oct 2015

Maz & I go to the Bris Bricks Lego Expo after Bronwen & I went to Wellington Point instead.

Bris Bricks Lego Exhibition

Maz & I go to the Bris Bricks Lego Expo after Bronwen & I went to Wellington Point instead.

Mon 5th Oct – Fri 9th Oct 2015

Bronwen & I go to Miffy’s birthday party, & I get laryngitis.

Laryngitis

Bronwen & I go to Miffy’s birthday party, & I get laryngitis.

Sat 10th Oct 2015

I start to recover & Bronwen & I go to Brisbane Open House.

Brisbane Open House 2015

I start to recover & Bronwen & I go to Brisbane Open House.

Sun 11th Oct 2015

I begin to recover from my laryngitis & Bronwen & I go to the Robowars 2015 Nationals at Ipswich Art Gallery, & Sunset Gathering.

Robowars 2015 Nationals

I begin to recover from my laryngitis & Bronwen & I go to the Robowars 2015 Nationals at Ipswich Art Gallery, & Sunset Gathering.

Mon 12th Oct – Tue 13th Oct 2015

I make a huge mess, take the cooktop apart, go to a pop-up conspiracy, stay up late, get results from the doctor & watch “The Martian”.

Pop-up Conspiracy

I make a huge mess, take the cooktop apart, go to a pop-up conspiracy, stay up late, get results from the doctor & watch “The Martian”.

Wed 14th Oct 2015

My Galaxy Note dies after 3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days.

The Death of my Galaxy Note

My Galaxy Note dies after 3 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, and 5 days.

Thu 15th Oct – Fri 16th Oct 2015

I go to the dentist, switch to Bronwen’s old phone, Bronwen removes her Mum’s hard drive, & I test it.

Fixing Bronwen’s Mum’s Laptop

I go to the dentist, switch to Bronwen’s old phone, Bronwen removes her Mum’s hard drive, & I test it.

Sat 17th Oct 2015

Bronwen, Maz & I go to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

Bronwen, Maz & I go to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Sun 18th Oct 2015

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Northbrook Gorges and get wet walking up a creek.

Northbrook Gorges

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Northbrook Gorges and get wet walking up a creek.

Mon 19th Oct – Fri 23rd Oct 2015

Bronwen & I go to the first night of the Valley Fiesta.

Valley Fiesta

Bronwen & I go to the first night of the Valley Fiesta.

Sat 24th Oct – Sun 25th Oct 2015

Bronwen, Maz, a few of his friends, & I go to Stradbroke Island, & I am clever and do not camp.

Stradbroke Island

Bronwen, Maz, a few of his friends, & I go to Stradbroke Island, & I am clever and do not camp.

Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30th Oct 2015

I drop Maz at the airport, there is cake at work, & Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy & eat bin food at the Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers & Supporters Party.

Germination: Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers and Supporters Party

I drop Maz at the airport, there is cake at work, & Bronwen & I go to Roving Conspiracy & eat bin food at the Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers & Supporters Party.

Sat 31st Oct 2015

Bronwen & I go to Fiesta Latina, where I take many blurry photos.

Fiesta Latina

Bronwen & I go to Fiesta Latina, where I take many blurry photos.

November

Sun 1st Nov 2015

Bronwen & I go to a photoshoot, a Jewish festival, the Grass Roots Music Festival, a suitcase rummage, & the Brisbane Zombie Walk.

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2015

Bronwen & I go to a photoshoot, a Jewish festival, the Grass Roots Music Festival, a suitcase rummage, & the Brisbane Zombie Walk.

Mon 2nd Nov – Fri 6th Nov 2015

I finish working, take Amanda to hospital, find out Maz is moving to America, watch an “Anonymous” march, & try to photograph lightning.

Anonymous, Lightning, Hospital & America

I finish working, take Amanda to hospital, find out Maz is moving to America, watch an “Anonymous” march, & try to photograph lightning.

Sat 7th Nov – Sun 8th Nov 2015

Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek, block Amanda’s toilet, drive to the other Cedar Creek, & unblock Amanda’s toilet.

Cedar Creek and the Toilet

Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek, block Amanda’s toilet, drive to the other Cedar Creek, & unblock Amanda’s toilet.

Mon 9th Nov – Fri 13th Nov 2015

I edit photos, forget to pay my credit card bill, talk to recruiters, eat Mexican & Thai, & plan for a bushwalk.

Shandina’s Photos

I edit photos, forget to pay my credit card bill, talk to recruiters, eat Mexican & Thai, & plan for a bushwalk.

Mon 16th Nov – Fri 20th Nov 2015

Bronwen & I watch “Spectre” to celebrate our eleventh anniversary, I surprise Bronwen with a Kindle Voyage for her birthday, hidden in a hollow book which Maz & I make, & I fail to bribe Woodford.

Bronwen’s Birthday Book

Bronwen & I watch “Spectre” to celebrate our eleventh anniversary, I surprise Bronwen with a Kindle Voyage for her birthday, hidden in a hollow book which Maz & I make, & I fail to bribe Woodford.

Sat 21st Nov – Sun 22nd Nov 2015

Bronwen replaces her phone battery, we eat at Sizzler, & drive to Cedar Creek Falls with Maz.

Cedar Creek Falls

Bronwen replaces her phone battery, we eat at Sizzler, & drive to Cedar Creek Falls with Maz.

Mon 23rd Nov – Sun 29th Nov 2015

There are storms, Bronwen & I see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”, watch the lighting of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree, visit some fancy rats, & help Maz install air-conditioning.

Storms & Air-Conditioning

There are storms, Bronwen & I see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2”, watch the lighting of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree, visit some fancy rats, & help Maz install air-conditioning.

December

Thu 17th Dec 2015

Bronwen & I go look at Christmas Lights.

Christmas Lights

Bronwen & I go look at Christmas Lights.

Fri 18th Dec 2015

Bronwen & I go Bronwen’s parents’ place & have an early Christmas.

Early Christmas

Bronwen & I go Bronwen’s parents’ place & have an early Christmas.

Sat 19th Dec – Mon 21st Dec 2015

Bronwen & I set up tent at Woodford, watch the Myer Christmas Parade, take photos of fireworks, & see Star Wars Episode VII.

Woodford, Tents & Fireworks

Bronwen & I set up tent at Woodford, watch the Myer Christmas Parade, take photos of fireworks, & see Star Wars Episode VII.

Tue 22nd Dec 2015

Bronwen, Maz & I go look at Christmas Lights.

Christmas Lights

Bronwen, Maz & I go look at Christmas Lights.

Sat 26th Dec – Sat 2nd Jan 2016

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.

Woodford Folk Festival 2015/16

Bronwen & I go to Woodford Folk Festival, see many, many things & have a good time.