Category Archives for "A life 4 sale"

63 days to go!! Sopranos theme tune

I am progressing well with my goal of watching the The Sopranos (“Modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.” www.imdb.com), Seasons 1 to 5 before auction day. I am currently well ahead of the average of one […]

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64 days to go!! Illinois-shaped corn flake sells for $US1350

Yesterday, while looking for an article on The West Australian newspaper’s website, I put the word “eBay” in their search box, and discovered this story: “Illinois shaped corn flake sells for $US1350 on eBay” The text and picture from the article appear below, in case the article is removed from The West’s website: Illinois-shaped corn […]

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65 days to go!! “IT’S A FAKE!!”

Some recent comments from the GuestBook:- It’s a FAKE ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Joe, Germany   He’s not a fake – he’s just a sad git trying to be famous for nothing like everyone else in this day + age… Sheila, Perth   He is a FAKE – check out the link […]

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67 days to go!! Visit to Collie

Before heading to Margaret River this weekend I went to visit my friends Sean and Brooklyn, who I know from my mining days in Kalgoorlie. They have now moved to Collie, where Sean is working at the local coal mine. Collie is about two hours’ drive south of Perth, about half an hour inland from […]

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68 days to go!! Margaret River wineries tour

Margaret River, three hours south of Perth, is famous for it’s wines. Yesterday we went on a tour around several wineries by minibus. Thirteen of us filled the minibus, and driver Adam ferried us around a few of the smaller wineries. Each winery offers a tasting of it’s range of wines, and by lunch time […]

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70 days to go!! Video update.

Another ten days gone, another ten days closer to auction day – only 10 weeks to go now! I am looking forward to actually starting the auction. I am currently on a long weekend away south of Perth at a friend’s place in Margaret River. He lives in a lovely leafy street just back from […]

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77 days to go!! Video of CBC radio interview

Early last week I did an interview for a radio station in Canada, and a local documentary film crew came along to film the process. Most radio stations simply ring up and do the interview on the telephone, either live direct to air, or pre-recorded for transmission later. The Canadian Broadcating Commission however wanted to […]

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80 days to go!! Video update.

Another ten days seems to have gone by in a whirl since I last did a video update. This past ten days has been a bit calmer than the previous ten, but there is still a huge amount of interest in this idea, and I continue to be astounded by the levels of support and […]

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81 days to go!! Some more issues to deal with!

Okay, it looks like there is an issue that has been raised in the “Guestbook” that need some clarification. It’s a comment that seems to come back again and again in both the “Guestbook” and the “Bulletin Board”. Here are a couple of samples of the theory, taken from the Guestbook: …Ian is going to […]

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82 days to go!! The nature of assumption.

This whole thing has been a fascinating process so far, and I have been amazed by the response that it has created. I know I keep saying it, but I keep on being amazed on a daily basis as emails keep coming in, and comments keep being added, and new topics of discussion keep appearing […]

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83 days to go!! Some photos…

I am pleased to say that things have pretty much returned to normal after the initial excitement of the media whirlwind, and life is becoming a bit quieter again, although the house is a bit fuller at the moment. I have had a couple of friends, Darryl and Jane move in for a while. They […]

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84 days to go!! One skeptic may have been swayed

A friend sent me a link to a site called 23/6, a comedy-current-affairs-comments-type website, run by a guy called Duncan Quirk. I liked his tag-line “Some of the news, most of the time”. Duncan wrote a piece on my upcoming auction, and tagged it as internet fraud/internet scam, hence it being passed on to me […]

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85 days to go!! Earth Hour

I was sent a link to the Earth Hour website:- http://www.earthhour.org/ I think this is an incredible idea, and I love things like this that use the power of the internet to connect us all globally. Check out the website, register, and turn off your lights tomorrow, Saturday March 29th 2008, at 8pm. Easy!

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88 days to go!! Bookcrossing…

The internet is an amazing tool, and in the past ten years or so has changed our lives so much. I often think that this is an incredible time of change that we are living through, and we will look back upon this period one day, when our grand-children ask, “What was it like before […]

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1 90 days to go!! Video update…

Well, ten days ago I sat in my hammock and made my “100 days to go” intro video. That was the day the website went live on the internet, and I wondered where it would take me. I had only talked to a couple of people about this, but their positive response encouraged me to […]

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91 days to go!! Nice day in Freo…

I tried to answer a few emails this morning, but it was such a glorious day outside that I jumped on the motorbike and headed up Fremantle, or Freo as it is known to locals here. There I met up with Melanie, Mike and their kids. This weekend Freo is holding the annual Fremantle Street […]

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93 days to go!! Crazy days!

Hi there, Well, things have been a bit crazy over the last couple of days, to say the least. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of interest this has caused. I never imagined any of this, even in my wildest dreams. I thought I might be lucky to get a few lines in the […]

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95 days to go!! Wow!!

What can I say? The last 36 hours have been pretty crazy!! From one article in my old home town newspaper, The Northern Echo, in Darlington in the UK, the media coverage has gone ballistic. I have been on Aussie breakfast TV with Mel and Kochie, a slightly nervous start, and from then have done […]

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97 days to go!! Sculpture on the beach.

Each year in March, Cottesloe Beach hosts “Sculpture By The Sea”. Late yesterday afternoon, I headed to the coast with a couple of friends, and spent a couple of hours wandering around the amazing mixture of unusual and interesting sculptures on display, both on the beach and on the grass terraces above. Turning the beach […]

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