Category Archives for "A life 4 sale"

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One year later…

Today is 14th March, and on this day last year my ALife4Sale.com website went live on the internet. My friend Simon gave his press release to, among others, “The Northern Echo” newspaper, who are based in my old home town of Darlington in the north-east of England. The Echo ran the first article about my […]

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Who bought ALife4Sale? All the answers….

The ALife4Sale auction ended at noon on Sunday 29th June, almost two weeks ago, with the highest bid being AU $399,300. I was quite disappointed with the final amount, which is only at the bottom end of the valuation scale for the house itself, which was valued at between $400,000 and $420,000, but it was […]

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AUCTION ENDED!! Thanks to all.

Well, it’s finished, and I’m now ready to move on! The price was a bit lower perhaps than I expected, but this has all been about making a clean break and moving on, so that’s what I intend to do. I would like to say many thanks to all who have helped out with the […]

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Auction ends in 1 day!! 24 hours to go!!

Exactly 24 hours to go!! It looks like I am going to have a busy day ahead, and really have nothing further to add. It’s time now to just wait and see what happens. So I will post something that really has nothing to do with the auction, but is something I would like to […]

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Auction ends in 5 days!! “Who will buy it?”

In most interviews I get asked a lot of the same questions. Two of the most commonly asked questions in interviews are: “How much do you hope to sell your life for?”and“Who do you think will buy it?” My answer to the first question has always been a cheery, tongue-in-cheek reply, “Well, as much as […]

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Auction ends in 6 days!! A crazy day!

Well, what a crazy day!! It’s only 8pm and I’m so tired! Yesterday was fun, with the launch of the sale at noon. There were a couple of camera crews there, and a few friends. The afternoon was a whirl of trying to sort out the eBay auction, deal with the film crew requests, answer […]

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2 TODAY’S THE DAY !!! The auction has started.

It was pretty chaotic as the auction went live today, with one TV crew already here, and another just arriving with thirty seconds to go!! Didn’t get much video of it happening, but this was the moment it started:- Link to the auction:- http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=250255442325

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1 day to go!! Press and publicity so far…

Today has been a pretty busy day. The press interest is really picking up now. First thing this morning Channel 7 (Australia) called, and want me on Weekend Sunrise early morning TV tomorrow morning. Because the show is filmed in Sydney, which is two hours ahead of us here in Perth, I have to get […]

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3 days to go!! REGISTER TO BID.

I have had a few people tell me that they want to be the first person to bid, so that they can say that they made a bid for my life of just $1.00, so it sounds like it may be a competitive few minutes at midday on Sunday. Get in there early if you […]

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6 days to go!! ALife4Sale painting.

I am surprised again and again by some of the things that have happened as a direct result of my choice to begin this adventure that I have embarked upon. I am absolutely amazed by the amount of email I get from people telling me about something I have inspired them to do. One person […]

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7 days to go!! Movie quiz results.

The movie quiz is over. I am afraid nobody got everything right, which surprised me a little! But there is still a winner. The quiz was to name the 7 movies, one PlayStation game and one group in concert, which are featured in the Home Entertainment System video that I made. You can watch it […]

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9 days to go!! May you live in interesting times….

“May you live in interesting times” is reputed to be the English translation of an ancient Chinese proverb and curse. It is reported that it was the first of three curses of increasing severity, the following two being: “May you come to the attention of those in authority.” and “May you find what you are […]

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11 days to go!! Red Apple Day.

Today is Red Apple Day! Towards the end of 1993 I can remember my father grumbling occasionally of stomach pains, but he wasn’t a person to complain too much, and he simply got on with life. He was 60 at the time, just about to turn 61, and was looking forward to retiring to travel […]

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12 days to go!! Winter in the city.

The “12 days to go!!” blog is appearing a little late! By the time I got in yesterday I was in no fit state to start writing a blog. I haven’t been at work for a few days now as my friend Alan has been staying with me for a while. He flew out early […]

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13 days to go!! Winter jet skiing.

The weather has been fantastic for the past week or so, and after our trip to Rotto on Saturday, Alan was keen to get the jet ski out and give it a good thrashing around while the weather remained hot and sunny. So yesterday we went to fuel it up, and headed to Kwinana Beach, […]

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14 days to go!! Movie Quiz.

As the date of the auction approaches, I’m trying to give you more and more details about what is the auction. It’s a hard task as I still live in the house and the small items change a bit (Blog – 47 days to go!!) but I am in the process of listing my DVD […]

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15 days to go!! Rotto.

My friend Alan has flown over from New South Wales for a few days to see where I live before I (hopefully!) sell up and move on. The weather has been fantastic for a few days now, and we decided to take advantage, and head over to “Rotto”. Rottnest Island is Perth’s very own holiday […]

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17 days to go!! Searching for a happy guy.

Once again my favourite radio station, Triple J, has come up with another fascinating story. I suppose my ears always prick up now when I hear mention of a quirky internet story, and I thought this one was really good, and the guys being interviewed were funny and interesting. Nate and Dev Sturdey, from Melbourne, […]

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19 days to go!! Into The Wild.

Quite a few people have mentioned either the book or the movie “Into The Wild”, and have compared my current actions to those of Christopher McCandless, the young guy upon whose story the movie is based. I have had many emails suggesting that I should watch the movie, and there is a discussion on the […]

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21 days to go!! It’s officially winter…

Today is the first day of winter for us as we are in the Southern Hemisphere. Our winter in Australia covers the months of June, July and August. But winter can be quite a different experience, depending on where you live in the world. Here in Perth, our winters feel more like a early spring […]

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22 days to go!! The “Big Freeze” in Perth.

Internet use at work is always a source of entertainment. Sometimes there can be a fine line between what could be classed as work, and what is purely personal use. For example, the other day I was tasked with finding a suitable means of back-up for important computer files in the shop. For me, this […]

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24 days to go!! “Lyrics of your life”

Last night I decided to answer a few emails, and respond to a few Bulletin Board postings that I been neglecting for a while. I cracked a bottle of wine, and made a start after dinner, and progressed well. As the evening progressed the lovely Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc went pretty well too, and […]

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