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Hailing from Wollongong, I use Feld Notes on Micro.blog to write quick thoughts, share photos and publish a podcast on family history. Visit martinfeld.info to discover my other links and projects.
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@vincent I love that you bookmarked it! 😂 Following its deletion, I turned it into a proper blog post.

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@JohnPhilpin 😂 I’ve accepted that truth!

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@jean Haha I’ll never live that one ridiculous instance down, but you’re right! 😂 I honestly thought that it would be a collapsed/compressed thing with a ‘see more’ link… oh well!

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@pratik Oh, I agree! You definitely need to capitalise the beginning of a new sentence.

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@pratik On iPhone, by default, the shift key illuminates when you start a new sentence, meaning that you don’t have to tap it. (I prefer to tap it.) The setting is auto-capitalisation.

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@pratik Funny you say that! Mine is permanently off and I also have the automatic shift key deactivated! 😂

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Learning that life is a bit of a maze

A young boy navigates a garden maze with fences made of wood and steel

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An astronaut sighting at the park

A black-and-white image, looking through play equipment at a young boy in an astronaut costume walking through a park

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@jimmitchell I look forward to it!

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@canion Oh it wouldn’t necessarily be the exact spot or pose, just the same areas!

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@manton Awesome shot!

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@canion Haha you’re a loveable goober. 😂

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@lmika @miraz Thanks for the comments! Have you spotted whales or dolphins off your respective coasts?

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@jimmitchell Have many people called you that?

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It’s strange to photograph my son in the same places where I was photographed at his age.

Looking at a young boy from behind, as he looks past a railing around a pond with a walkway in the centre, which has seagulls on its roof

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Unexpectedly spotting dolphins off the coast of Wollongong!

Dolphins’ fins breaking through the surface of the sea

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@Burk Does ‘changing up everything’ mean replacing all cameras with that?

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@jimmitchell Much appreciated! Reading comments like yours definitely makes it worth recording and editing the show.

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Batman’s babycino during our brunch at Arthur’s Food Store

A toddler's hand with a spoon above a small cup with froth, next to a Lego Batman figure on a wooden table

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Enjoying everyday things

Looking over a child’s shoulder from a walking bridge down at traffic

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@sod Wonderful topics indeed! Being in Australia, I generally have to watch the videos later, but I’m grateful that they do it!

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@pratik Great spotting! 😂

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@jean, thanks for all that you've done for the community here on Micro.blog! This is such a wonderful place on the Web and I really appreciate the effort that you've put in over the years with @manton. Not to mention, @HemisphericViews with @Burk and @canion wouldn't exist, which is just one of numerous ways in which Micro.blog has positively affected my life.

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@mejh Yes, we didn't make a huge song and dance about it! Thanks for checking out the show. 👍

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Hi, @flo! That is an awesome photo! I like it so much that I discussed it with @burk on episode 02 of our new 3x2 Photocast, which you can find at 3x2.pics. No pressure to listen to it, I just thought that you’d like to know!

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@canion Yes, yes and yes! Nicely written!

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@jemostrom A nice idea! What do you enjoy photographing most and what kinds of site (or subject) are you hoping to reach more efficiently with a bike?

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@ericmwalk Thank you! He loves it too! Amusingly, there’s a button that makes the helmet spikes strobe and his scooter’s wheels also illuminate when they spin, so he’s a travelling light show. 😂

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A morning scooter adventure at Mount Kembla

A kid seen from behind, riding a scooter while wearing a spiky green helmet, next to a railway with overhanging tree branches

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@maique Massive cringe…

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@yorrike Haha thank you for reminding the people!

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@jim That is a fantastic guide! I know some of them and have used them before, but I hadn’t seen a full list like that. I’ll have to memorise them! 😂 Thanks for sharing it and for listening to the show!

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Father and Son

Two shadows stretch across a suburban footpath.

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After several years, it was fantastic to see The Cat Empire perform again—this time, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney!

Looking over a crowd of people waiting for a concert, with a stage and the city of Sydney in the backgroundTrees in the foreground and the city of Sydney in the distanceThe Cat Empire perform with a vibrant, purple lighting displayThe Cat Empire members leave their normal instruments to gather and play a collection of drums, photographed in black and white.

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Enjoying Wollongong with Mac on a gorgeous Sunday

A toddler with a Dorothy the Dinosaur hat stands in front of murals at Wollongong Art GalleryThe Tasman Sea, City of Wollongong and Illawarra Escarpment on a bright dayA toddler with a Dorothy the Dinosaur hat sits on a park bench in front of the lighthouse on Flagstaff Hill.A toddler with a Dorothy the Dinosaur hat looks at a rock wall and the ocean.

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The most glorious day at Port Kembla Beach

Water splashing from behind a breaking waveOverlooking Port Kembla Beach and the Tasman Sea from a viewing platform, with a toddler in the foregroundA toddler walks through a low tide.

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Skate park adventures!

A young boy rides a trike into a half pipe.Looking down the length of an old viewing platform at a young boy observing people below

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Godzilla Minus One = awesome! An engaging storyline, excellent effects and characters that you actually care about 👌 💯

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We enjoyed visiting Sydney Aquarium today, despite the numerous idiots who got in the way as they looked at every exhibit through their phones. Some even live-streamed the whole venue to their friends…

Silhouettes of people from behind as they look at a tank of illuminated jellyfishLooking up at a shark swimming overheadA group of penguins swimming underwaterA mother and son walking through a tunnel surrounded by water.Looking over a toddler's shoulder at a tank with a shark and sting rayA close-up of a shark's head and sharp teethAn adult little penguin

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Just saw Next Goal Wins! Such a fun movie… Taika Waititi never disappoints.

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Reaching the end of 2023, I reflect on how grateful I am for my wonderful family. Little Mac is my everyday highlight.

A toddler riding a scooter on a footpath

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We Felds had a marvellous Christmas Day, including an awesome lunch and banoffee pie by my mum, fantastic multi-layered chocolate cake by @NTKF and a visit from Stumpy the King Parrot (a regular recipient of seeds).

Stumpy the King Parrot eating seeds on a wooden railingA close-up of Stumpy the King ParrotFood roasting in an oven A blurred Christmas tree in a lounge roomA Christmas lunch spread on a kitchen benchA tall chocolate cake, banoffee pie and fruit platter

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WOWEE Christmas lights!

A toddler enjoys colourful Christmas lights.

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The fibre-optic Christmas tree is up!

Macro shot of fibre-optics on a Christmas tree, with purple up the top

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Get me an exit!

A young boy wears a spiky, green helmet in a phone booth.

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Checking out new Wonderwalls street artwork on Military Lane in Port Kembla

A toddler walks past a mural that features kangaroos.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Wollongong Botanic Garden, underneath Mt. Keira (Geera)

A crowd of people watching actors on a lawn under gum trees, with a mountain in the distance

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A gorgeous day peach picking at Glenbernie Orchard (again) and bushwalking in Dharawal National Park 😀

A close-up of a peach hanging in a treeLooking up a river that's lined with gum trees and bushesOozing red tree sap in the sunshineA willy wagtail protects its nest.A rocky waterfall surrounded by gum trees

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Snoozin’ shark at the shops

A toddler’s shark shoe pokes out from underneath a blanket on a stroller.