Posted in Uncategorized by expatatlarge on August 26, 2009

(FINALLY my Internet connection is working! Thanks to a help call to Bangalore service centre on my Singapore mobile, I finally got my Australian 3G modem and prepaid SIM cards working. The girl in the shop must not have registered the card correctly.)

It’s bloody cold in Geelong – storms, hail, wind and rain and chilly weather – it was 7 yesterday with a wind chill of negative million. There are two benefits to this, neither of which help me in any way. Firstly it will good for the snow conditions next weekend, no doubt with a heavy dump happening as we speak.

Secondly it is driving a good southern swell and Bells Beach will have enough height to break properly…

On the way down the Great Ocean Road to my ex-outlaws for a roast lunch (the Ex and her beau were present as well) we stopped to check out the right-hand point break (check the Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze movie – the climax was set at a pine-tree infested Northern California, Hollywood version of the scrubby bushed Bells that just howled “fake!!” to we Australians) that holds the biggest swells of the region, and it was working at about 10ft. Not exactly peeling and with a howling offshore wind that was blowing people off the wave-face, it was not the MOST perfect I have ever seen it, but close. Worth a photo anyway.

Close-up – there is a guy on the wave.

Only a day or so left of my holiday (before I start working in Melbourne and then warmer Sydney) and the Mother has decided she definetely DOES NOT want a new digital television. This means of course that I have to spend the remains of the day at the electronics store. Can’t wangle a Philips discount here as I don’t have any old business cards with me…



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  1. scott said, on August 26, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Phil your Mum will need to get TV soon and if she is unwilling now, just get a cheap set top box, it is the ONLY solution to poor reception these days.

    How long are you in Melbourne?

  2. rockstar69 said, on August 26, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Send me your Aussie number big boy!!

    The Singapore one doesn't connect.

  3. expat@large said, on August 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Scott: only in Melbourne for two nights – will be busy the whole time! Catching up with Rockstar only at the airport for a coffee on Sat. But I expect to be back for the big match at the end of September!

    Rocky: sorted – turned of silent mode.

  4. Momentary Madness said, on August 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Man that's not winter/cold.
    Spring in on the way.

  5. expat@large said, on August 26, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Mom Mad: bloody chilly with the wind and rain though, it's never snowing type cold though. Just ask someone who's lived in Sydney if you want to know the truth about Melbourne's weather. Let alone someone who's lived in Singapore.

  6. dh said, on August 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Serependipity again. I'm pretty sure that's me on the wave.

  7. expat@large said, on August 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dick: and that was me, out of touch and sitting awkwardly stoned on the sofa at that party…

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