Matterhorn Ascent

Well, not quite; that is two years away. But it is never too early to start training. These are a few photos of a little light limestone rock climbing on cliffs near Pennington Bay, on Kangaroo Island. I don’t have any doubt about my climbing ability. But I need to get accustomed to the heights …

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The Perfect Holiday

Thinking ahead to 2020 and my perfect holiday. 800 days from today till the opening of the 2020 Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. From there to Oberammergau for the Passion Play. Then to Zermat for a few days, on the gondola and up the Matterhorn to at least the Hörnli Hut. I am pretty fit, but …

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Changes to Layout

I will be making some changes to the layout and overall look of Qohel over the next few days.  These are to improve readability overall and especially on mobile devices. Thank you for being patient!

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Wynford Wilde Author Website

I just finished the author website for Wynford Wilde. This is the place to go for news on upcoming adventures in the Jennifer Jones series, starting with Dark Turnings, which is now available for Kindle or in paperback. Describing myself as a best selling writer was just wishful thinking a week ago, but within three …

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Fast-moving Fantasy Adventure

My new book was released today, 5th of May 2017. I like it, but more importantly, people who have read it tell me they enjoyed it too. A fast-moving fantasy adventure for young adults. In the tradition of The Hobbit, it has the same moral heart as The lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Facebook Competitor Launched in Australia

New Social Network Launched on 4th July Could this Australian start-up be a Facebook Killer? New online community https://www.blissyoo.com is a very small David to Facebook’s Goliath, but founder Peter Wales is undaunted. “Even Facebook started with just one member,” he said. Mr Wales said large numbers of people were unhappy with Facebook. “There have …

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Fed Up With Facebook?

Visit Blissyoo. Don’t let Facebook decide what you see and what you can post. Blissyoo means no censorship of posts, freedom of speech, videos, music, groups, pages, news, and soon, revenue sharing. Visit, join, invite your friends.

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Conspiracy Theorists

Fukushima, vaccines, chemtrails. It is always the same. CT (Conspiracy theorist) “Something really bad and scary is happening!” Me “I don’t think there is any evidence to support that.” CT “That’s because there is a massive cover-up. The (government, power companies, big pharma, Monsanto) are deliberately hiding the truth from the public.” Me ” How …

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Blissyoo – an Update

An update on the new website, www.blissyoo.com. As some of you know, for the last several weeks I have been working on a new website, www.blissyoo.com, an alternative to Facebook. There were two major reasons for this. Firstly, Facebook has made Mark Zuckerberg and a few others very, very rich, while those who do most …

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Too much, too much, too much …

Sooo much going on at the moment.   Running the Post Office and doing house and yard work as usual.   Trying to get the new website operational. Bits of php scripts, yeah sure mate that is absolutely compatible, except it stuffs up calls in a completely different module, or someone changes the chmod permissions …

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Thanks to A2 Hosting

I must say a big thanks to the guys at A2 Hosting. I had been with 1and1 for the last eight years. As long as nothing went wrong, they were fine. as soon as I needed help, at all, with anything, forget it! The support staff at A2 could not have been more helpful in …

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Home – American River

Evening light at my home, American River in South Australia. Not a river at all, but a large tidal lagoon. The American part of the name comes from a group of American sealers and whalers who in 1803 built here what was the first ship to be constructed in South Australia; the schooner Independence.

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