Greetings to my WordPress friends.
It’s been a while since Aussie Ian and Aussie Emu have posted in wordpress, seems I fell victim to some sort of wordpress computer email glitch about 3 months ago.
I noticed I was no longer receiving email notifications of friends blogs and thus not being informed of what was being posted. I checked my wordpress settings and found they were all changed to no emails and no blogs, very unusual, changing one persons settings I could understand, but to find them all changed was a big question mark.
I meticulously changed them all, one by one, back to the original settings, that being immediate notifications of blogs and comments.Still nothing happening, I resorted to wordpress advice and was assured that notifications were being sent, still nothing, checked out Askimet to see if my mail was going into junk or spam, still nothing,but a lot more beer going down in frustration and a few less hairs on the head.
I have been commenting on friends posts but not sure if they are getting through, even ticking the little box beneath asking for replies, nothing still coming through on emails.
So if it appears I have disappeared off the wordpress radar that is the reason, hopefully, with perseverance, I will get the problem resolved somewhere down the track.
Now for an update on the happenings in my world.
Ana returned from her three months holiday in Chile where she was meeting her first born grandson Renato for the first time, he’s about 8 months now, my stepgrandson.
She had a great time getting to know him and meeting up with her son and partners family, and all her own family. Ana arrived back a little over a week ago with a few days jetlag up her sleeve, holidays over now so its back to normal for me, cut back on pizzas and beers hehe.
In October we are going to see a concert by Andre Rieu in Adelaide South Australia, for those that follow Aussie Ian you will notice I am an avid fan of Andre Rieu, so this concert is a dream come true.
Have a few plans in mind for the future, one is to go gold prospecting with my son down in Victoria, to some of the old derelict goldfields of the early days of Australia’s goldrush era, gold can still be found, recently a $120 thousand nugget was found by a guy fossicking.
Another project is to catch up with my brother down south and map and research some new Aboriginal archaeological sites he has discovered, he has been doing this for many years now and I tag along for photography and research, most of what is found has never been seen by white man or recorded, its a hard decision to either record it for publication or to leave it where it has been for thousands of years, turning history into tourism is something we both dont particularly like.
Later in the year Ana has plans for us both to return to Valparaiso Chile for a month, apart from a family visit but also to witness the spectacular Valparaiso new years celebrations, we have decided its time for me to learn the Spanish language so looks like its back to school for me, two reasons for learning is one, it will make it easier for me to mix in South America and secondly, it will enable me to know what she is calling me when I get home late from the local pub on a Friday night.
For those that recall some of my blogs last year at this time, I was blessed with three grandchildren all within the space of six weeks, two boys and a girl, well karma has come back to haunt me again, last night I was given the gift of a second grandaughter, and in a few weeks another grandchild is due. The beauty of my grandaughters birth last night is that is the day before fathers day here, very important for us old guys to be able to relate important days to events for birthday reasons, hehe.
I attach two photographs for your perusal, my Chilean stepson Renato and my grandaughter Madison Margaret.
Wishing you all the best.
Aussie Ian aka Aussie Emu
My Grandaughter Madison Margaret, born 1145 hrs 31st August Mildura Victoria.