Recycling (for Ramblers)

Here we are in 2014. With spring only a few months away, some people might be turning their attention to the annual tradition of spring cleaning… But does anyone ever actually do it? At this time or even at all?

I imagine it’s like a friend of mine said recently, with regards to people who set a date for beginning their diet… That date soon passes and they haven’t even begun to alter their daily food intake. How many of us set New Year’s resolutions that we fail to follow through with?

Setting dates for doing things we don’t particularly want to do is, in my opinion, another form of procrastination.


But moving house has prompted me to look at what I’m living with and to gradually put the non-essential items to one side. Within my first week in this flat, I came up with a box-full of recyclable items that I can live without. You can see those in the photo above.

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Christmas 2013

I do hope that everyone has had a great Christmas so far. I don’t like to think of it as being ‘all over’, even two-days after the main event but 2014 is only moving closer. Despite not feeling at all ‘festive’ in the run up and not desiring anything more than the usual additions to my annual chocolate stash; for me personally, this has been one of the best Christmases. In a word, it has been UNIQUE

When you’re heater’s not working, it retains other uses for display.

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2011 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Again, I’d like to thank everyone who has read, subscribed, followed and commented on these pages throughout 2011. 2012 is finally here and, I wish each of you the very best in the months that lie ahead!


Preparing for 2012

A brand new year is only days and my mind floods instantly with thoughts of all the things I’d like to make and accomplish within my workshop!

2011 wasn’t as ‘successful’ as I was hoping it would be, for various reasons. Moving further away from my workshop hasn’t been easy but, in some ways, I’m fortunate to still have access to this space right now. I cannot say with any certainty that I will still have this workshop one-year from now… Regardless of whether or not the world “ends“! So, there could be a lot of questions surrounding that – can I afford to rent somewhere? What will happen to all of my machinery? If the economy’s in a better state, I may look at restarting a business to keep my workshop dream alive – but, uncertainty is the word of the moment.

There is one new area that I’d like to explore next year and that is the art of guitar making

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