Monday, 13 February 2012

FJ Holden Ute

General Motors Holden has been producing cars in Australia since 1948. The "ute" (Australian abbreviation of utility) has been produced since 1951 and has been a workhorse for generations of farmers.

The FJ, much beloved of restorers and collectors, was produced from 1953 to 1956. I spotted this one in Sydney today.

Just as a guess from the number plate, I'd say it may be a 1954 model.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Bexley pool is managed by the YMCA. One of the regular lappies there had the idea pf helping raise the profile of the pool as a community asset, and garnering support for its re-development by having  a Swimathon and raising money for local causes. The YMCA has taken up the initiative and on SunMarch 11, there'll be a national Swimathon at 100 pools across Australia.

It didn't take much thinking for me to dive in to this one!

If you feel inclined to throw in some sponsorship - even just a dollar or two, you can do it on-line here:

My sponsorship page.

I've pledged to swim 1000 metres (1 km, or 20x50 m laps, or lengths, if you prefer to say that!)

Hopefully it will have the added benefit of attracting some local publicity, and help people appreciate that the pool is a hugely valuable asset to our community!