Personal diaries have been around since written language was introduced. Typically, My Blogs is my electronic diary. It contains relatively frequent records of my life and events, but it can be about anything.

 

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love calling their friends and having a good rant?

 

But chances are there are some things I will hold back, even from them. In My Blogs, I can say whatever I like, no matter how awful or self-obsessed it would seem out loud. I know that nobody can read it. It feels so good to get all my thoughts out instead of fretting over them late into the evening or the following morning.

 

Writing My Blogs every day and trying to be reflective helps me focus on my goals and motivations. In the evenings I write a paragraph about what went well today and what I felt I needed to do better, sometimes I can identify areas in my life that need more effort.

  

Because of My Blogs, I wake up with determination and sleep with satisfaction.

 

My Blogs contains both public and private contents. The public ones are general fun stuff that I like to chat about but private and sensitive information are for my eyes only.

 

 

Blogs

  • Amazing Person

    Posted 5 hours ago by Louis Sylvio

    22 Views

    In these difficult times, the most vulnerable needs plenty of support. I have been wondering how my sister is coping. She lives by herself and although on a disability care program, only family can give family love. W Read More...

  • I'm scared to go home.

    Posted Wed at 9:17 am by Louis Sylvio

    42 Views

    On Monday 23 March morning, I went to get some shopping done. I was completely shocked that I could not get a parking. That's rare in Bairnsdale. There were people everywhere probably shopping. Although non essantials sh Read More...

  • Clean Clean Clean

    Posted 22 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    7 Views

    This morning I took a risk and went for my morning coffee, probably the last one I will have in a cafe from now on. The tables were spaced over a meter apart and I was not breaching the social distancing guideline. Read More...

  • "Moi" Time

    Posted 21 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    50 Views

    The authorities recommend to stay at home to stop the spreading of the Coronavirus.  It's about time that I clean my office of all the jungle of electronic wires and gadgets that I have accumulated over the years.& Read More...

  • It's now so easy.

    Posted 16 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    9 Views

    On my old Kia, I installed a wiring system for the electric winch of the yacht. I finally wired my new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to provide a similar facility. Today, I've tried it for the first time. I launched the Read More...

  • Toilet Paper usage my way

    Posted 16 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    72 Views

    I have probably months of stock of toilet paper. One roll usually last me over a week. No I'm not selling any on the black market.  Of course, I clean my bum after doing no 2. I use a water gun. It not only ve Read More...

  • Use it or lose it

    Posted 14 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    13 Views

    Precision Engineering. For the past year, I hardly used my yacht. That's very bad as parts corrode and rust if not lubricated. After a sail, I've designed and installed a small pump which through a valve allows fresh Read More...

  • Metung Farmer's Markey

    Posted 14 Mar by Louis Sylvio

    9 Views

    A cloudy Saturday was the perfect day to venture to Metung for my morning coffee ritual. After a walk around the market on the foreshore, I needed a coffee and cake. Not good for my weight management program but l Read More...

  • Naughty Again

    Posted 15 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    20 Views

    Here I go again adding more calories.  Cake and coffee for afternoon tea at La Sorella, Main St, Mornington with Tony and Elaine. Tony could not resit tasting a piece of my cake.  After coffee and chat Read More...

  • Shower on the go

    Posted 15 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    18 Views

    When I travel around Australia, there are toilets everywhere but for a good hot shower, I stay in caravan parks.  Now I can have my own hot shower. I often stay in free sites and setting up the portable gas shower Read More...

  • Getting better at it.

    Posted 12 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    161 Views

    Practice makes perfect. My ukulele class went very well this afternoon. I start to get the hang of it. I have bought a tuner and now I can set the strings to the correct notes, GCEA I take my instrument with me on Read More...

  • We need men

    Posted 11 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    157 Views

    One of the student from my square dancing class suggested that I go along to a singing group in the Bairnsdale hub complex as they are short of men. I do fit into this category of species on planet earth. I am a man. Ye Read More...

  • BGC

    Posted 9 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    13 Views

    Today the weather is miserable with showers. I needed a Bloody Good Coffee and I found it at Lakes Entrance   The flat white was actually flat with just a thin layer of creamy froth on top.

  • Ukulele

    Posted 5 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    25 Views

    My first lesson went very well. Although I knew how to tune the instrument, I pretended that I was new and Mary helped me with an electronic tuner. I must get my own gadget soon.

  • Back to school

    Posted 3 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    89 Views

    The holidays are over. No rest for the wicked. Square Dancing Class. What is Square Dancing: Click here Last year Square Dancing at Marlo.    

  • My BBQ needs a good use.

    Posted 2 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    28 Views

    There are so many promotions going on at the moment to promote Gippsland for tourist revival post bush fires. However, some roads are still closed. Anyone thinking of visiting the area, don't forget to drop in and sa Read More...

  • Very Naughty

    Posted 1 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    97 Views

    I've been very naughty. Before I went on holiday in December 2019, my doctor told me that I was not allowed alcohol and cakes with my coffee for one year. "You told me all blood test results were positive", I question Read More...

  • New Hobby

    Posted 1 Feb by Louis Sylvio

    25 Views

    As a guitar player, I though that playing the Ukulele should be a breeze. Not so. The chords are different but with a bit of practice, I should be able to master the instrument quickly.   I got my certificat Read More...

  • Decisions Decisions

    Posted 26 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    61 Views

    I got up at dawn as usual and the temperature inside was 21°C while outside it was 9°C. A hot cup of tea and microwaved 90 minutes oats was all I needed for breakfast.  From Seaspray, which way will I t Read More...

  • Fibreglass Repair (WIP)

    Posted 25 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    72 Views

    Owning a boat is for me a great joy. Going sailing on the lakes is a feeling of being completely free of lifes' traumas. But the maintenance can be very demanding. A few months ago, I hit the jetty at Hastings and the d Read More...

  • Special Dinner

    Posted 20 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    50 Views

    Out of the blue, Robert, Kay and I had dinner at the Village Green Although we met before in Clubs and Dancing Parties, this is our first social evening together for over 30 years. The stories shared were treasurable.

  • Bravo

    Posted 17 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    45 Views

    Security First I designed and built all electronics and accessories on my yacht, trailer and car towing requirements. There are two main factors that I considered on the design: weight and strength. Because, it a Read More...

  • I needed a treat.

    Posted 16 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    53 Views

    The TCM (Towing Command Module) on the left is effectively a simple design. It mainly consists of three relays. 1. Small relay that activates when the ignition switch is turned on. This also completely isolate my syst Read More...

  • Wires replace Wife

    Posted 15 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    62 Views

    While at Rosedale, the temperature dropped to below 3°C during the night. There is a saying that when you live alone after you had a partner, the worse time to cope with is the evening. It's hard and you miss the hap Read More...

  • Living Alone.

    Posted 13 October 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    64 Views

    I've fed the dog, the cat, the buggies, the fish in the tank and I have mowed the grass, weed the garden, trim the roses, made the bed, done the dishes, vacuum the carpet, mop the floor, clean the toilets and showers, fi Read More...

  • A new adventure

    Posted 27 September 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    76 Views

    I'm away for the long weekend on a new adventure full of surprises. Destination Unknown.

  • Mornnington

    Posted 4 September 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    61 Views

    I got up early this morning and went for a walk on Mornington Pier. Then I had coffee with Peter and Doug at The Sober Mule.   A visit to Mornington Wednesday market reminded me of the time I lived there. I did no Read More...

  • Birthday

    Posted 20 August 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    69 Views

    My morning coffee was in Edithvale. Thereafter, I picked up my sister Brigitte and we had take away lunch on the beach and went for a drive around Williamstown. We had a great time together celebration her 57 year o Read More...

  • My luggage is packed

    Posted 19 August 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    70 Views

    My luggage has two compartments, one is packed for winter in Auckland and the other has cloth for summer in ..Oops. TBA I'm on my way to spend a couple of days in Melbourne before heading to NZ. I had a doctor's appo Read More...

  • I hate salt water

    Posted 9 August 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    85 Views

    My trailer yacht is one of my greatest passion. But anything marine need continuance maintenance due to the harsh environment of salt water. I have not been sailing for quite a while and from time to time, I run the engi Read More...

  • Toilet Leaking

    Posted 9 August 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    69 Views

    Before I went on holidays to Phuket, the toilet in my en suite was leaking. I closed the tap at the wall to save water. I was talking to my neighbour and he recommended a plumber. For curiosity's sake, after I retur Read More...

  • My car as a musical instrument.

    Posted 25 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    80 Views

    While touring around Mallacoota, I constantly scratched my head as I just could not work out where that musical note sound was coming from. Further tests proved that it was definitely not mechanical or electrical but mos Read More...

  • Singing Car

    Posted 24 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    156 Views

    Just unbelievable. While driving from Cann River to Mallacoota, a strange whistling noise came from the engine. It sounded like someone was playing a flute. At first, I shook my head in disbelief. What the hell was that? Read More...

  • Boys Chat

    Posted 3 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    170 Views

    Morning coffee at Degani, Mt Eliza with Peter and Doug   

  • J’aime bricoler

    Posted 3 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    100 Views

    When I was in my early 20’s, I was a DIY fanatic.     I hand-made many record players. The electronics circuits were my own design and the plastic were mounded on an electric heater bar which I built Read More...

  • Coffee at Mr Frank's Cafe

    Posted 2 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    78 Views

    Morning coffee with cousin Alain at Mr Franks. Cafe in Frankston  

  • Handsome Me !!!!!

    Posted 1 July 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    93 Views

    After having lunch with my sister Brigitte, I spent a few hours at Chadstone Shopping Centre. I have not been there for a while and I'm amazed how large the complex has become. While walking around, this lady stopped me Read More...

  • Mauritian Lunch

    Posted 20 June 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    84 Views

    I had lunch with Faizal at the Mauritian Food place in Dandenong.   Great food     We talked a lot about Mauritius.    

  • Coffee in Morni

    Posted 15 June 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    97 Views

    I had morning coffee with Peter and wife Kathline in Mornington. Later Peter and I had lunch in Mt Eliza.

  • My new TicWatch Pro

    Posted 14 June 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    89 Views

    The result of my visit to Japan Electronic Gadgets City in Tokyo. I bought it online and it has arrived. I love it.   Layered display technology. TicWatch Pro's Layered Display technology extends battery life Read More...

  • Morning Coffee

    Posted 27 May 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    103 Views

    The barrister at Degani Boxhill South made the perfect flat white just the way I like it.

  • Leaving Home again

    Posted 25 May 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    120 Views

    Two luggage are packed, one for overseas (warm) and one for travelling to Melbourne (cold) for a few days before heading to Japan on Thursday. I'm going the long route to Melbourne. No rush. I'm retired and I have plent Read More...

  • Morning Coffee

    Posted 17 May 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    129 Views

    The Bakery Cafe in Metung makes great coffee      

  • Square Dancing

    Posted 17 May 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    103 Views

    I went back to my square dancing class last night at Paynesville. This is what I'm learning;  Click here

  • Coffee at Metung

    Posted 20 April 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    103 Views

    Easter Saturday morning coffee was at Metung.  

  • Party Time

    Posted 18 April 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    129 Views

    Afternoon tea at Angie's place.

  • A well deserved morning coffee

    Posted 18 April 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    121 Views

    I left home at 7:00am to Paynesville. Raising the mast on my own was quite a challenge. Ten years ago, it took me less than one hour to fully ring the boat with the help of my then crew member. Over the last years, the t Read More...

  • I'm jealous.

    Posted 20 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    197 Views

    Wow, what a couple! It's just amazing. Age is just a number.    Dancing like you are still young He is 94 and she is 91 Will I be able to do this when I'm 90? I can dream.

  • Square Dancing

    Posted 20 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    151 Views

    I started learning Square Dancing a couple of months ago. They did not tell me that's what I will eventually have to learn.    Square Dancing video of what I will have to learn soon. OMG

  • The Wooden Squirrel

    Posted 19 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    126 Views

    Morning Coffee was at the Wooden Squirrel in Main Street Bairnsdale. First time there.   It's a miserable rainy day, so I decided to have a hot chocolate instead of coffee.

  • Quotes, quotes and quotes

    Posted 18 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    124 Views

    THE BEST POSITIVE QUOTES (extracted from the World Wide Web) Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernhard Berenson With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt Positive anything is Read More...

  • Peter and Katheline

    Posted 16 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    118 Views

    I had the pleasure to have dinner with my good friends Peter and Katheline from Mornington visiting Bairnsdale. We enjoyed a great evening at the Lantern Tavern on main street.

  • Rock and Roll

    Posted 16 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    111 Views

    It's two years since I started to learn the Rock and Roll My next challenge. I can do this with the right partner, I think Rock and Rock Dance Show

  • How disappointing!

    Posted 10 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    171 Views

    I had another busy day installing a rear camera cable system on the Pajero.  I was so pleased when I saw an image on the dashboard display unit.   View from the rear camera The rear camera is mounted und Read More...

  • Getting Old!

    Posted 8 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    146 Views

    My body is sore all over. I’m getting too old for work, work, and work. I need to start playing! It took me all day to remove the old bearings and seals from the four axles. I then installed new USA made parts Read More...

  • Morning Coffee

    Posted 6 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    114 Views

    Very cold in Bairnsdale today. Morning coffee was at Jax Bakery Cafe in Eastwood. The flat white was made to perfection. Flat without froth just as I like it.

  • Call me selfish

    Posted 6 March 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    202 Views

    My wings were clipped so that I could no longer fly. I had balls and chain around my legs. I was locked in a cage. I was depressed, stressed, sad and cried a lot. I lost my self-esteemed. I ended up at the bottom of the Read More...

  • Solo Travel

    Posted 24 February 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    258 Views

    Solo travel is so unfair having to pay for an imaginary person to share accommodation with. But sharing a room with a stranger is a risk that I'm not prepared to take. At the moment, I have no choice but pay the bl Read More...

  • Joke of the day

    Posted 20 February 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    117 Views

    Fishing or Sex?   Four married guys go fishing. After an hour, the following conversation took place. First guy: "You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise Read More...

  • 2019 Classes

    Posted 8 February 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    120 Views

    I have developed a passion for learning.  The classes that I am attending this year at U3A. Bairnsdale are: Singing Drama and Theatre Genealogy Writing a story Arts  

  • Academic class

    Posted 17 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    120 Views

        I can't help it, I need to learn to survive. To be amongst brilliant academic colleagues gave me so much motivation and confidence to write the autobiography of Louis Sylvio Belcourt.  

  • Sunday drive to Sale

    Posted 13 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    134 Views

    Having morning brunch at Portside Food restaurant in Port of Sale. Instead of coffee which I am not allowed to have for a few extra weeks, hot chocolate, marshmallow and crepe added to the joy of relaxing.

  • I went to see Instant Family

    Posted 12 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    166 Views

    I went to the movie yesterday 6:35 pm session to see  INSTANT FAMILY Genre: Family adoption crisis comedyRating: PG 118’ mild themes, coarse language, drug references and violenceCast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose By Read More...

  • Autobiography

    Posted 11 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    289 Views

    Today I start writing the Autobiography of Louis Sylvio Belcourt I have gone back to University to update my knowledge on the pros and cons of writing the autobiography U3A class   My very complicated past, full Read More...

  • Never too old to learn

    Posted 9 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    178 Views

    I've gone back to University to stimulate my brain.    Today I started on the first course about: Have you a autobiography, memoir or family history that you wish to undertake or complete. Do you want to e Read More...

  • Boats everywhere

    Posted 8 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    170 Views

    I'm in Paynesville moored at the jetty and there are boats everywhere. Everyone is here. Lunch on board was microwave cooked (Mango Coconut Chicken Curry) as I did not feel like cooking myself a four courses meal.   Read More...

  • Morning Coffee at Metung

    Posted 5 January 2019 by Louis Sylvio

    161 Views

    My daily coffee intake was at Metung. I was very impressed with the flat white and the owner commented "I like to make coffee the old fashion way", flat with no froth.