Speaking of snakes - the bloke's parents live on a big bush block. As we were tinkering with the car on the weekend I stepped around to get the drinks which were resting in the shade near his old radio shack and what should be sunning itself all of 2 metres from us than a big tiger snake (beautiful animal). He saw me and headed for cover in the brush next to the shack CLOSER to us. I didn't get the drink, stood watching until I saw the movement of a tail (at which point the bloke jumped up a mile). It came out and headed off up the hill in search of more sunshine and less disturbance. It wasn't aggressive or bothered too much by us at all and despite the bloke being less than a meter from its hiding lying beside the car, it was quite happy to hide there until it realised we weren't going away in a hurry, then it moved.
I love snakes, used to have one as a pet, but I definitely respect them. When walking in bush on a sunny day I like to make lots of noise and ALWAYS step ON TO a big log or rock across the track, not over cause you never know what could be hiding on the other side.
on thursday I went swimming and body surfing the waves in the sea for about an hour.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"