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New Years, Pigeon Club, Doves & Canberra Politics

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Thought I'd blog.





Spending the break before New Years contemplating focus on the coming twelve months. It will be important politically for Canberra this year but I'll get to that..





Apart from the mundane my hobby is developing. This is the first year I'll be pitting my racing pigeons against the club flyers in Canberra which is a bit daunting when you see the dedication of the people in the Canberra Racing Pigeon Club.

People in the club have suggested I race my whites for a while. In fact the club has a dedicated 'white race' from Garlargambone NSW, a distance of over 500 km. My breeding stock are Busschaerts. An English racing strain. So the season should be interesting.

So.. The coming year will be interesting. I'd like to see a bit more attention shown towards the Canberra Racing Club. It really is a well run show with over 40 flying members willing to help new flyers & providing the catalyst for some great racing & social events.





My other interest …

Seasons greetings - onward to 2015

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Merry Christmas!


As another year closes and we look forward to the challenges of 2015 I'd like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful holiday period and a productive & happy new year.

2014 has been a very busy year. One of my major projects was the development of a working 'dove flock' for my daughters' new Ceremonial Dove release business.

The flock consists of 30 pure white birds capable of release anywhere in Canberra and trained to fly home. This has been both a challenge and a pleasure & form the stock in trade of a new & unique micro-business in town.

The new year also indicates 5 years I've been jotting down notes on this blog. Although once prolific, nowadays I only post a few times a month as things that interest me arise.

Perhaps in 2015 I'll be inspired to write more but my time away from the computer is far more valuable to me today than ever. Perhaps it's age.

So seasons greetings. To the regular readers thanks for coming …

John Gorton Hotel

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Opportunity abounds. Wonderful heritage building abandoned for newer pastures looking for new life.


Or at least that's what it seems like. Pretty impressive address.

John Gorton Building set to be Canberra's newest phantom office block - via @smh The Phantom John Gorton Building