Peter Dannock @peterdannock

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Peter's Pantry
🍡 3 Teas
πŸ§‡ 10 Waffles
πŸ₯Ÿ 8 Dumplings
🍣 3 Sushis
β˜•οΈ 6 Coffees
πŸͺ 2 Cookies
πŸ“ 4 Strawberries
πŸ₯ƒ 4 Whiskeys
🍫 6 Chocolate Bars
🍍 5 Pineapples
πŸ₯© 3 Steaks
🍺 3 Beers
🍊 3 Tangerines
πŸ₯“ 2 Bacons
πŸ₯š 1 Egg

The low budget track car
The low budget track car

If you use your Mazda MX-5 as a daily drive, you may want to have a little more fun and make a few modifications to build a low budget track car. A set of lower budget modifications will offer an excellent track experience when behind the wheel with sharper steering...
2021-03-10 11:07:56

I got a waffle

abrahamKim 's changes to the Adagia site have made it a little more compact and a lot cleaner. It has taken me a few days to get used to the new navigation, but now I like it....
2021-03-09 11:38:35

Rogue tenants

Today, I got a call from the managing agent regarding my investment property in Far North Queensland. It appears that my former tenant and the new tenant had both gone a little rogue.

The former tenant broke their lease and lost one of their cats when moving out of the house....
2021-03-08 10:15:01

Hiking to Falls Creek

It is a busy day at Falls Creek today. Not only is it the annual Peaks Challenge bike race, but the hikers were also planning to head off on another day of trekking.

To avoid the road closures due to the cycling event, the hiking group left the accommodation at 5.00...
2021-03-07 08:20:28

Intrepid hikers

The intrepid hikers appear over the hill as they headed to the Cope Hut rendezvous point. It was a beautiful sunny day, chilled slightly by the wind blowing a ross the Victorian High Plains. They were finishing a two-day hike from Mount Hotham to Falls Creek.

The trek started Mount Loch...
2021-03-06 06:58:31

Vaccine nationalism

Yesterday, the Italian government blocked a shipment of 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from being shipped to Australia. They said that because Australia had so few coronavirus cases, they did not need the vaccines and that they should be used in Europe, where there is a great need.

2021-03-05 10:52:10


I have never been a big reader of books, whether it be a fictional novel, a technical manual or biography. Reading was not a habit I learned as a child and is not one I have picked up during adulthood. For some reason, I would always get bored when reading...
2021-03-04 11:03:12

The 1964 Ford Falcon
The 1964 Ford Falcon

I often talk about my favourite roadster, the Mazda MX-5, but what about some of the other cars I have owned? The first car I bought with my own money was a 1964 Ford Falcon, sixteen years old when I purchased it for $300.

From 1960, Ford Australia started manufacturing cars,...
2021-03-03 10:34:20

Private health insurance

Australia has a bit of a hybrid model for funding health cover, made up of public and private funding.

Medicare is Australia’s universal health insurance scheme. It guarantees all Australians access to a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost. It is the safety net that...
2021-03-02 11:51:03

How to read a Melway map

In the days before satellite navigation became the norm, reading and following a map was a necessary skill. I have had my driver's licence for forty years, and I have always been able to navigate my way around Melbourne's main roads. When I needed to navigate to an unknown address...
2021-03-01 10:09:58