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Melbourne Zoo has a new nine-month old pygmy hippo calf freshly arrived from Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Fantastic. Read the story here –> http://www.zoo.org.au/Melbourne/News_Events/pygmy_hippo.

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Global weather patterns are still frustratingly bizarre. While we here in Melbourne (and the rest of the country) continue to battle drought, with dam levels down below 30%, I found out today that Ottawa in Canada has had its wettest July ever, at the same time as they are fighting bushfires and heat waves over in the west of the country.

Go figure!

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Anyone who bothers to read my blog entries will know I’ve put a fair amount of work in lately documenting Carol’s and my trip to Canada last year. I used the standard editor in WordPress, and being reasonably new to blogging, didn’t realise there were other (easy) options. In particular, uploading pictures was a real pain in the arse, and you’ll see they’re probably smaller than they should be.

So, after five minutes of research, I’ve found out I could have just done it in Microsoft Word 2007. Doh!

So why a photo of a Vancouver fire truck here? Hey, I’m an emergency services freak, and I’m proving the technology. Believe me, there’s plenty more Canadian fire trucks and ambulances where that one came from.

So Canada Retrospective Part 3 (from Calgary to Ottawa to home, via Niagara Falls) should be a lot easier to pull together. Will I do Canada Retrospective Part 1 Retrospective and Canada Retrospective Part 2 Retrospective? Dunno. J

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Let me say from the start, I’ve spent a very long period of time trying to work out what the deal is about blogging.

Why on earth would the world be interested in what I’ve got to say? I have to say I’m still not convinced. However, those that know me will confirm I’m a fairly opinionated so and so, and present those opinions in a fairly positive sort of way. So let’s give it a try and see what happens.

Look out Blogsphere!!

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