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A lesson from Lance

A lesson from Lance

Lance Armstrong (allegedly) took drugs and helped raise $470 million dollars for his charity, Livestrong. You’ve probably all heard about it, recently. Whether or not any of that’s true, I think the MS Society could learn a thing or two for its annual Sydney to Gong ride, coming up this Sunday. More performance enhancing drugs, [...]

October 30, 2012 Batty Interesting Stories 6

For friendship’s sake

For friendship’s sake

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be 10 years out of school and still have the same group of friends that made it fun. There is little doubt that a shared faith in the God of the Bible and a very social church life has contributed to that. No doubt too, is the shelter of [...]

October 22, 2012 Batty Interesting Stories 0

Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists

We’ve all got one, even if we won’t admit to it, or call it by a different name. On my list are things like; shuffle a deck of cards back into order; write a song that gets voted into Triple J’s Hottest 100; make a video that goes viral on the internet. I don’t think [...]

July 4, 2012 Batty Interesting Stories 0

This is what I miss

This is what I miss

A year ago now, our little family of three set off on a trip we never thought we’d do. Packed into the 4WD, we had no plan but head north, less money in our bank than we owed on credit cards, and only a hope that we would get more, somehow. We’ve been back almost [...]

May 28, 2012 Batty Travel 6

Thomas and the 100km round trip

Thomas and the 100km round trip

Over the weekend, Tom ran in The North Face 100. It is a trail running event, 100km of foot powered transport through the rocky, rough, remote and steep Blue Mountains. He finished in a more than impressive 14 hours and smiles almost the whole way.  You can read more about the race here. Below are some [...]

May 22, 2012 Batty Family 0

Wesley Stuart Batty

Wesley Stuart Batty

I don’t think keeping it quiet is the right way to describe it; maybe just no one believed him, but Wesley reckons he is leaving for his undetermined trip around Australia on Saturday. His Troopy is as ready as it will ever be, he has a swag and a gas cooker and I think just [...]

March 28, 2012 Batty Family 1

Home…

Home…

Home…         It was bitter-sweet packing up camp yesterday, for the last time. Even worse unpacking the Patrol in Oyster Bay and eliminating almost all trace of the camping gear that has filled the wagon for 9 months and 1 day. Since Angela’s last post, we have travelled from the Gold Coast to Melbourne, through [...]

January 30, 2012 Batty New South Wales 2

The Stuart Highway

The Stuart Highway

It’s been almost a month since the last instalment of our trip and over two months since it actually all happened. Seems then, there is a lot to catch up on. I’ll try and stick just to the interesting parts then. From Darwin, we drove to Uluru. You may not realise it, but from Darwin [...]

December 19, 2011 Batty Northern Territory, South Australia 0

Brendan’s top tips on getting stuck in Adelaide

Brendan’s top tips on getting stuck in Adelaide

Tip 1. Get your 4WD defected by the South Australian transport authority. You might remember this post, The Mighty (and slightly abused) Patrol   where I extolled the virtues of our trusty Nissan Patrol. Well, none of those virtues let me down. I took the Patrol to get SA’s equivelent of a NSW rego check (the two are [...]

November 24, 2011 Batty Interesting Stories 1

Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

Why Darwin is Better than Sydney (or Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane)

And maybe even Perth, but we haven’t been there yet to judge. The Northern Territory is short on people, especially people that might stick around for a while, get jobs in their growing economy and have kids who will boost the population even more. The problem is, Darwin is right at the top of Australia, it [...]

October 26, 2011 Batty Northern Territory 0
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