Category Archives for "A life 4 sale"

26 days to go!! Auction Sniping!

Early in the build up to my auction I had quite a few questions for eBay about exactly how I would be able to list my auction. I needed to confirm that they would have no issues with what I was doing, and that the sale would be able to run smoothly. So after some […]

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27 days to go!! How can you leave it all behind?

Another question I often get asked is how I can walk away from everything that I own. Well, firstly, I’m not the kind of person who accumulates too much in the way of memorabilia and meaningful objects. My home is pretty functional and fairly minimalist. It’s just easier to keep tidy that way, I suppose. […]

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28 days to go!! Creating a new life.

At the end of last year I went to Tasmania for my friends Chris and Jase’s wedding. I had never been to Tasmania before, so decide to stay there for a few extra days, and hired a car and drove around for five days or so. It is a beautiful place, very mountainous and rugged, […]

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31 days to go!! One month and counting…

Well, it’s the 22nd May today, exactly one month until the start of the auction. I think it all now seems a bit unreal, as it is a couple of months since I launched the website, and after the initial spike of interest, things have slowly returned to normal. For the past month I have […]

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32 days to go!! A couple of interesting blogs.

According to Technorati, a website which monitors blogs and blog connections, to date ALife4Sale.com has now been mentioned in 428 different blogs!! Here are a just a few of the more unusual ones that I found (update 2019 – links removed as most have disappeared over time). The Ian Usher Saga! A Japanese to English […]

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35 days to go!! “Carn the Dockers!!”

When I first arrived in Perth to live six years ago we moved into a big shared house by the ocean in City Beach. One of the guys who lived there, Craigo, was a big fan of Australian Rules Football, or “Aussie Rules”. His team was the Fremantle Dockers, and he was a keen supporter, […]

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36 days to go!! Tattoos and piercings.

Like most people, over the years my body has been subjected to injury or change. Some things are unintentional – a broken collar bone here, a scar there – but other “modifications” are more deliberate. When I was at college in Liverpool I had a tattoo done on my shoulder and in more recent years, […]

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38 days to go!! If…

IF… If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or […]

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39 days to go!! New house guests.

Things have changed a bit at my house over the past couple of days. In December I finished working up in the mines in far north Western Australia, and took a couple of months off to travel in a camper van across Australia. While over in New South Wales I visited my friend Alan and […]

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41 days to go!! New mirror in the dining room.

Sometimes when you have thought about something for quite a while, you build up expectations of how it will be. And sometimes things just do not work out how you imagined they would. That is how life it, but it can be pretty frustrating! I have had cause to stop and consider expectations this weekend, […]

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42 days to go!! Paint the roof pink!

A friend of mine has a poster in her dining room which features a cartoon drawing from an humourist named Mordillo. She says that it hangs there in plain view as a reminder to “paint the roof pink” as often as possible in her life. I like this sort of attitude as it reflects my […]

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44 days to go!! The Big Freeze!!

I think that perhaps if you have read much of my website, or some of my blog postings, you have perhaps realised that I have on occasion chosen a slightly different path in life. I have never really liked to fit into a mould, and have enjoyed many years of quite unusual self-employment, alongside the […]

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45 days to go!! Movie news…

I did my first skydive at the age of sixteen. My father treated me to the finest birthday present I’d ever had. I was going to do a static-line jump, which means that all you actually have to do is jump out successfully. A line attached from the parachute rig to the plane causes the […]

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47 days to go!! Speakers by the spa!

I occasionally get asked whether I will be listing the contents of my cupboards and drawers. A few people have asked why, after spending so much time and effort photographing my house, I haven’t photographed or itemized the contents of the entire house. My original approach was simply to detail anything of value: the house, […]

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51 days to go!! Never get so busy that…

I have a picture in my living room, on the wall to the right of the projector screen. Laura and I bought it several years ago when we visited renowned Australian photographer Ken Duncan’s Gallery in Matcham, which is on the Central Coast in New South Wales. The gallery was almost right next door to […]

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52 days to go!! Pom Gone Walkabout.

I got an email from Eric Cullen about his website, “Pom Gone Walkabout”. Eric Cullen, age 47 and still very much a young boy at heart. He’s a product of the 1960’s, born of English parentage in the midlands town of Loughcaster. Forever young in mind, spirit and adventure, Eric is horribly trapped inside the […]

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53 days to go!! Perth ranked #4 city in the world!!

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s LIVEABILITY RANKING, part of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, assesses living conditions in more than 125 cities around the world by looking at nearly 40 individual indicators grouped into five categories: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure. Canada and Australia feature the most attractive destinations in the Economist […]

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54 days to go!! Australia Day Koala Bear.

I have been asked a few times in interviews which items will be the hardest to leave behind. I particularly remember an interview with a Japanese breakfast TV programme, where they were very interested in small personal mementos which would be hard to let go of. I picked out my koala bear as an example […]

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55 days to go!! Back to work!

Since the website went live on 14th March, things have been pretty crazy for me, in terms of media interest, from newspapers, then TV, and radio stations from all over the world. I have lost count of how many interviews I have done now. On several occasions I have turned up at work with a […]

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56 days to go!! One Night Stand pix!

What a great day out! Sean, Chris and I headed down to Collie Oval after downing a few quick beers, and enjoyed the fairground rides and the bands. Later we met up with a few more of Sean’s friends and headed to the after-concert street party at the local pub, where more bands played late […]

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57 days to go!! One Night Stand in Collie!

Last time I was in Collie with Sean and Brooklyn I discovered that the town had won the annual Triple J (radio station) One Night Stand competition. Each year the competition is a search for a small rural town to hold a concert. There are several criteria which must be met, including having a population […]

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58 days to go!! Auction listing preparations.

I have just started working on my actual eBay listing, and am creating an “About Me” page on my eBay account, which will show how the listing will look. There isn’t very much done yet, and at the moment it is all simply copied and pasted from the pages of the website, so there is […]

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1 59 days to go!! Awareness test!

I came across this video a few weeks ago. I think the link was emailed to me by a friend. Before you read any further, please watch it now and test yourself on the “awareness test”. Once you’re read the rest of this blog, doing the test is pointless, and without experiencing the test yourself, […]

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