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

GM Specialty Vehicles
GM Specialty Vehicles

When General Motors Holden withdrew from the Australian car market last year, they left a small glimmer of hope that General Motors (GM) cars may one day return to Australia. 

The decision by GM from the US to stop making right-hand drive vehicles was the death knell for GM in...
2021-05-05 10:40:51

Back in the game
Back in the game

Last week I wrote about how bad the Richmond Tigers went against the Melbourne Demons and how many pundits felt that the Tigers were declining. A week is a long time in football because they came back with a vengeance last Friday night.

Halfway through the second quarter, the Tigers were...
2021-05-04 10:21:06


One of the tasks in my new job is to update the payroll system. Now, payroll systems aren't hard to implement if you have salaried workers. You just need to create the pay run, then make the necessary adjustments for leave, deductions and superannuation. Once you have emailed the payslips...
2021-05-03 10:02:54

Unfit for purpose

When our old electric kettle broke, my wife thought it would be good to replace it with a stovetop kettle, making way for some more space on the kitchen bench. I thought that sounded logical and said: "sure, no worries."
We have a gas stovetop, so there is plenty of...
2021-05-02 09:59:06

Hairdresser's car
Hairdresser's car

The Mazda MX-5 has often been referred to as a "hairdresser's car". This reference is used if you want to insult the owner of an MX-5. The term "hairdresser's car" refers to an entry-level sports car that is just cheap enough for the person you are insulting to afford but...
2021-05-01 09:56:27


Resentment is a feeling of indignant displeasure at something or someone. It can eat away my precious time and makes me feel negative and low.

At first, I felt that I was not being treated fairly, and it progressed into feelings of anger. Over time, it has snowballed into disappointment, bitterness...
2021-04-30 13:00:40

Winter warmth

It's been six month's since I had the reverse-cycle air-conditioner fitted throughout the house. I wanted to install it before the summer to be comfortable when the sweltering days came. It turned out that we had little, if no, stinking hot days over the summer, and six months later, my...
2021-04-29 11:46:28

It shouldn't leak
It shouldn't leak

It is a sad reality for owners of early-model soft-top convertibles that the soft-top would always leak. At one point or another, water will seep through the window seams or the A-frame seals whenever it rains or even when you get a car wash. Aside from making sure the top...
2021-04-28 11:41:20

Not the time to panic
Not the time to panic

Well, that didn't go as planned. I had high expectations that the Richmond Tigers were going to beat the Melbourne Demons on Saturday night. In the end, Richmond was comprehensively beaten.

My favourite player, Dustin Martin, played his 250th game. Melbourne defender Michael Hibberd limited Dusty to just eight disposals before...
2021-04-27 09:37:37

Movie night

Last Saturday night was movie night, and it was so good to get out on a  movie date with my wife. After a nice Italian feast, we went to see "Supernova" at the Cinema Nova in Carlton.

I can't believe how resilient the experience of going to the cinema has become....
2021-04-26 10:26:48