A Tribute to Ian Baxter, Mr Baxter and Jackie Baxter

A family studying their genealogy was looking at gravestones in a cemetery.  Inscribed on one was , "Here lies Jock McTavish, a soldier and a pious man". "That's just like the Scots, " the father said, "They've put three men in one grave." On Wednesday we paid tribute to three great men in the personage of … Continue reading A Tribute to Ian Baxter, Mr Baxter and Jackie Baxter

Canberra to Sydney – Economy Run and Return

With my father convalescing at my sister's house in Sydney, Chikako and I have visited him the last two weeks.  So I've had a few more opportunities to see the effect of various hypermiling techniques and tweaks on fuel consumption (FC). On 8/07/2012 I did drove the normal run using cruise control set to 114km/h … Continue reading Canberra to Sydney – Economy Run and Return

The one “Dad story” you are thankful your dad can tell you

We had a bit of a fright a few weeks ago when Dad had what now appears to be a warning shot-across-the-bow heart attack.  Without going into detail, Dad realised that something was wrong and immediately called 000.  By the time he gave his address (which took a few goes) hung up the phone and … Continue reading The one “Dad story” you are thankful your dad can tell you