Thank you …

Another year is coming to an end. Again, I sucked at keeping everyone up to date this year. Will next year be any different? I guess we shall find out…

For those keeping up with the progress of my stories, I finally made it back out on the field. Well, not 100% but I am back in the plant and out of the office! I am back on crusher box duties, making sure there are no blockages and I get to play with the rock breaker when a rock decides to be difficult.

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Crusher box duties mean checking that this baby remains clear at all times.

It has been fun being back out, getting partially dirty whenever I need to hose or do a gap check. It has been a gradual process of getting back into normal operator duties as the wrist is still a bit niggly at times. However, with the magic touch of my brilliant physio the wrist is definitely on the mend.

I am currently in the Philippines for a six week holiday. This is my first Christmas home in 14 years and my first one away from site since I started. The last three Christmases has been spent hanging with Santa while on night shift.

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Nearly there!

It’s only been six days since we landed in the Philippines but it has been action packed – cancelled and delayed flights due to storms, Christmas parties with several superheroes and villains, interesting food (for some but normal for most)…

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Cooking the Walking Dead – a good cooking show title, right?
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THE Death Star Canteen in real life. For those who don’t know what I am talking about, do yourself a favour and watch the clip below – my Christmas present to you guys!

I would update you guys a bit more about the last two months of work but I have to go to another Christmas party now.

But before I go, I just want to say thank you to all of you. To those who take the time to read my ramblings – I hope to entertain you more in the new year! Thanks for all the words of encouragement and the feedback. I truly appreciate it.

Hope everyone has a lovely time in the next few weeks. More stories and photos to come in 2016.

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Supposedly its good luck when a bird poops on you. I guess this means that Santa’s present for me will be HUGE this year?

 

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My home town sunset. Who wants to join us on the next trip?