lions & tigers

Well that resolution didn’t last long. In any case I have been meaning to note that it is interesting, surprising, disappointing, predictable (understandable?) that so many of the baby books and toys I am coming in contact with are exotic animal based. Animals are great of course but how about some Australian animals? I know these things stand a better chance of being successful if they can be sold all around the world but let’s mix it up a bit. Throw in a llama, a bison, a yak, a vole and a kangaroo.


I was tooling through Aldi yesterday and came across this:

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For a moment I thought it was the actual set but realised it is a book with a picture of the old Lego spaceship set — which I had when I was a kid. I remember it being quite hard to put together and mum helping me.

Oh the grand old Duke of York

Blogging is about the only thing that falls into the Yes I’ll try a New Year’s resolution on that. Everything else is either If I really want to change I should start right now, or This will never change so I’m not even going to think about it.

The main class I was teaching last semester was in the 18 to early twenties category. I actually had to explain to them what a blog was — that’s how dead blogging is today in the way it was originally defined.

I have changed webhosts recently. Said guh-bye to bluehost. While I could not really complain about their uptime, the pricing had become ridiculous and they kept sending me spam-like marketing email which I could not ignore unless there was something important sent in relation to hosting of the site. So a big middle finger and good riddance to bluehost. I am now on SiteGround, which so far seems fine.

So here’s to bloggin’ everyday for the next 364 days.