Saturday, August 27, 2005

Three Weeks

A couple of Saturday nights ago I went to an old friends 50th birthday, he had it at a place called Kevington in Victoria. In summer Kevington is a beautiful place with a pub that backs directly onto the Goulburn river, it is popular with fishermen and others who like the mountain scenery and peace and quite. In winter Kevington is a cold miserable place in a narrow valley and is damp and uncomfortable. The birthday wasn't bad there were about 50 people there mainly friends and acquaintances made in the last few years, except for one or two people there weren't many that I knew well. The publican didn't want us there, I overheard him telling the local customers (there were 3 of them) that we were parasites. I don't know why, perhaps he didn't like being busy for a change.

Before the party I zipped up to Mt Buller for an afternoons skiing, now that made the weekend better. After the party on the Sunday morning I found out that my brother was in Albury hospital with tonsillitis. He was in intensive care for 3 days as it turned out, so we went from Kevington to Albury for a flying visit. He recovered well and is now back at work. Last Saturday I managed to get up to Falls Creek for another day, coming back to Melbourne that night I left Falls at 5pm and was back in Melbourne at 8.30pm not bad time for 350km.

Tonight (Saturday) I am at work I have to catch up on a few jobs, I did try to ring an old friend for a chat however I must of had the wrong number, a man answered it as Karens Restaurant. Either that or they have opened a restaurant. Next Saturday (3rd) my brother and I are off to NZ for a week we be skiing the South Island probably Mt Potts and Ohau with a heliski day as well. A miserable old man has to have some fun.

Monday, August 22, 2005


An old friend inspired me to change the name of this blog, Old Misery Guts is more appropriate. I have lots to post will do it soon especially the recent 50th at a place called Kevington it was horrible. More soon.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Well it's been very busy of late, I have been sick however as I have started to get back my energy I have been catching up on all the things I have been neglecting.

I was forced to go to another musical last week, this time it was "Dirty Dancing". I didn't like the movie and I don't like the stage show. It wasn't bad and had some good moments but went for about an hour too long. The girls were gorgeous and I fell in love with several of them. The men.... well they were mostly gay or not far from it.

The skiing at Falls was pretty good, I would go again this week but I have a 50th birthday to go to on saturday night. An old friend called Danny is having his party at a place called Kevington, I don't know why. Kevington is a remote country town with a pub and a couple of houses. It has good fishing in the summer but is just plain cold and miserable in winter. But I have to go.

My 17yo old son did his right shoulder at footy on saturday so an operation is likely for him. Serves him right. Three and a half weeks till I am off to NZ for break. I am going with my youngest brother, we will spend time at Ohau and Wanaka and probably do a days heliskiing as well. The next big trip will probably be to Niseko in Japan for the skiing there. I really want to go to a place in Russia called Kamchakta but I would need about three weeks and a lot of money, oh well one day.

Monday, August 08, 2005