Peter Dannock @peterdannock

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Peter's Pantry
🍵 5 Teas
🧇 11 Waffles
🥟 10 Dumplings
🍣 6 Sushis
☕️ 9 Coffees
🍪 4 Cookies
🍓 8 Strawberries
🥃 8 Whiskeys
🍫 7 Chocolate Bars
🍍 5 Pineapples
🥩 5 Steaks
🍺 5 Beers
🍊 7 Tangerines
🥓 3 Bacons
🥚 6 Eggs

Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata in the US, has always been about being a lightweight sportscar, and it has never needed a large engine to help it get along. A well-tuned four-cylinder engine was all it has ever needed.

The capacity of the engines has fluctuated over the...
2021-05-25 09:32:57

Leave entitlement

My current work project has me focused on the leave entitlements of shift workers and the complexity in calculating leave for a workforce that is paid from timesheets. It has made me appreciative of the leave entitlements Australian workers receive.

Australians have very generous leave provisions, thanks to the National Employment...
2021-05-24 10:32:44

You Can't Ask That

You Can't Ask That is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) series that originated in 2016. The show is about breaking down stereotypes and offering genuine insight into the lives of people who live with labels.

Over the six series of the show, questions have been asked of many minority groups, including...
2021-05-23 10:43:59


The Zoom Zoom club doesn't run itself, and it takes a dedicated group of people to organise events for members across two states. With more than nine hundred and forty members, it is the same thirty-odd people who step forward to assist.

After our recent 30th Birthday celebrations, some members were...
2021-05-22 05:41:10


Twenty to six was the free-kick count at half-time, and the Richmond Tigers fans were not happy. A free-kick is given when a player infringes one of the rules, and the umpire gives the infringed player a free-kick.

Football fans dislike it when there is a big discrepancy in the free-kick...
2021-05-21 12:00:48

Not the band, the car
Not the band, the car

As I walked to my car after work, I noticed this new looking SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) parked on the side of the road. It stood out, as it was a car I hadn't seen before, and I was interested as to what it was. It was a Genesis GV80...
2021-05-20 10:30:05

Krispy Kreme

There was a birthday in our household today, and rather than celebrate with cake, we celebrated with doughnuts. Not your typical cinnamon doughnut, we had serious gourmet doughnuts from Daniel's doughnuts. These doughnuts were delicious, and it sparked a conversation about the time Krispy Kreme doughnuts first arrived in Australia. ...
2021-05-19 11:25:28

Touch typing

I regret the fact that I am not a touch typist. When I was at school, only the girls would be taught to touch type, as they were often encouraged to take on secretarial roles. Things have certainly changed, and with the prevalence of computers, touch typing is a skill...
2021-05-18 10:37:11

Hail damage
Hail damage

I would typically not take my roadster out when there is a prediction of a storm. But out of necessity, I did take my car as the only convenient mode of transport available to me. 

After arriving at my destination, it started to rain, and I wondered how heavy it...
2021-05-17 12:01:21

Pandemic recovery

Australia can be pleased with its response to the pandemic and how the community has all but eradicate the coronavirus. However, this success may also be our challenge when it comes to economic recovery.

To successfully manage the coronavirus, Australia has closed its borders to most people, and in some cases,...
2021-05-16 11:05:51