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May. 18th, 2009 01:32 pm
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I have finally sourced a functional (well; it'll do) book reader for the G1 Android. I have 24 days on a ship with no internet, followed by another 8 days on a ship with no internet, upcoming. At present I still have access to Project Gutenberg. These three things taken together point to an obvious conclusion. Thus: any recommendations for books available or potentially available on Gutenburg (i.e. first published around 70 yrs or so ago, I think) would be much appreciated.

ION: am having really very splendid time indeed in Melbourne. Also have head full of STUFF, what with upcoming departure & so forth. Obviously having a coffee this morning was therefore a perfectly fine decision, & has in no way led to me sitting in the corner of the cafe and twitching gently. On the upside, I have got in all the work that was due today/tomorrow, which was the purpose of the exercise. Thus: success! I may go and have a nice quiet lie down now.

Melbourne

Nov. 14th, 2008 12:05 am
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I am in Melbourne, staying with Carol & Mike (my cousins) and lo! this is very nice :-) (Good wine, good food, good company, and a Real Actual Bed with no one else in the room!)

I have also been reunited with the Cepheus-bike; put him back together this morning and set off to the nearest bike shop (8-10 hilly miles) to acquire a h*lm*t (hack spit), bike lock, inner tubes, etc. It rapidly became clear that a) the gear indexing is buggered & b) the BB sounds most peculiar. (Both problems which arose immediately after my replacement of the entire drive train in the UK, something which obviously I left until 24 hrs before the nice people were due to take the shipping boxes away and thus which I had no time at all to rectify.) So I got the bike shop to help me locate *another* bike shop who, unlike Bike Shop 1, did not have a full workshop. Cepheus is thus in the capable hands of, er, some bike mechanics or other. (I do have a card! With an address!).

There then followed a discussion about how one got back from where I currently was to where I wanted to be, without a bike. Whereupon a nice chap called Westly who emigrated from the UK sometime in the 70s offered me a lift to the shopping centre up the road from Carol's. People are lovely.

What are not lovely are my bike sandals, if one is doing anything other than cycling in them. My feet hurt. But I have done 80% of the required shopping before my departure towards Mt Gambier on Sat morning.

Melbourne

Nov. 14th, 2008 12:05 am
juliet: (Default)
I am in Melbourne, staying with Carol & Mike (my cousins) and lo! this is very nice :-) (Good wine, good food, good company, and a Real Actual Bed with no one else in the room!)

I have also been reunited with the Cepheus-bike; put him back together this morning and set off to the nearest bike shop (8-10 hilly miles) to acquire a h*lm*t (hack spit), bike lock, inner tubes, etc. It rapidly became clear that a) the gear indexing is buggered & b) the BB sounds most peculiar. (Both problems which arose immediately after my replacement of the entire drive train in the UK, something which obviously I left until 24 hrs before the nice people were due to take the shipping boxes away and thus which I had no time at all to rectify.) So I got the bike shop to help me locate *another* bike shop who, unlike Bike Shop 1, did not have a full workshop. Cepheus is thus in the capable hands of, er, some bike mechanics or other. (I do have a card! With an address!).

There then followed a discussion about how one got back from where I currently was to where I wanted to be, without a bike. Whereupon a nice chap called Westly who emigrated from the UK sometime in the 70s offered me a lift to the shopping centre up the road from Carol's. People are lovely.

What are not lovely are my bike sandals, if one is doing anything other than cycling in them. My feet hurt. But I have done 80% of the required shopping before my departure towards Mt Gambier on Sat morning.

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