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A little about the site

As seems to be usual with websites, this one keeps changing...

This latest rebuild has dropped (almost) all the Javascript of the old and uses validated XHTML for the content and and CSS to handle design and layout. Hopefully this will make the site faster, easier to navigate, easier to read and be more accessible

While modern browsers support web standards, there is little in common in the way they get there and so some browser version/operating system combinations may have trouble; if this means that you can't get all the bits of the site to work - sorry!   I've tried to make things work...

Still, in most cases the content should display reasonably well, just as it should in older browsers. Just remember, the sub-menu links on each page will appear at the bottom of the page, but then, the content should be more interesting than the links should it not?

A little about menus

There are two menus on every page

Every page has an identical menu at the top with four tags:

Home - just what it says, takes you to the Home page

Trike - stuff about my bike of choice, a Greenspeed GT3 trike

Tours - stuff about touring on a trike, includes bits from my journal and photos

Left Overs - again, just what it says,the bits that don't fit anywhere else, including a Site map and a Search function

Every page also has sub menu - in most cases this should display on the left of the screen. These menus are different for each of the four top tags

Most pages also have More Information links. These links provide more detail about things on each page and in most cases take you outside the site and open a new window

If it's all too much to navigate, just go to the Site Map it has all the pages and links, including the More Information links all in one place

To aid navigation, I am playing with Access keys. Real soon now as they say

Images   A word about the images on this site, some are photos I've taken – use them as you will – others were taken by friends – thank you one & all – and others have been given to me

With images that I've been sent it's a tad hard to know whether they're in public domain or not, so if you see an image that you think that you've got copyright over, just let me know and I'll fix any problem arising. OK?

And a little about me

I live in Oz - Australia - and I spend as much time as I can on the road. Mostly but not always on my bike or trike. The hedonist part of me loves cruising in my little Alfa 147 Citroen DS3

Like lots of other Aussies I've spent quite a lot of time living and working outside Oz, in my case, in England - and I mean England not UK - Morocco and Sudan, but somehow I seem to end up back here, hopefully a tad wiser each time

What else?

Take your pick of the minutiae:

  • I am a sometime student of Australian History - yes, we do have history!
  • I am also a sometime student of - surprise, surprise - Islamic studies
  • I am a sometime administrative worker at a University in Sydney
  • I am ... oh, isn't that enough?