A fish out of water

I was walking around Lake Ginninderra this morning listening to one of my favourite podcasts, viz., “No such thing as a fish” by the QI Elves. I’d like to mention that my favourite Elf is Anna. She is the funniest and wittiest of the group.

Photo Gallery YouTube Pod cast

So as I was walking and listening I came across a fish. I’m assuming it’s a carp. The lake apparently has perch and cod in it and for all the fishers I see angling, I’ve only ever seen them catch carp.

A fish out of water, carp by Lake Ginninderra Gary Lum
A fish out of water, carp by Lake Ginninderra

Carp are an introduced species into Australia. They are vermin of the fresh aquatic waters of Australia. They stir up the mud and make the artificial lakes of Canberra unsightly. When caught, they are not allowed to be released, they must be killed. I’m guessing like other fish, they would make reasonable fertiliser. If I owned land, I’d catch carp and put them in holes in the ground and then plant a tree on top.

A fish out of water, carp by Lake Ginninderra Gary Lum
A fish out of water, carp by Lake Ginninderra

Screenshot Lake Ginninderra map Gary Lum carp

What have you done this weekend?

Yesterday I had a personal matter that was troubling but I managed to do some walking and housework but not a lot of cooking.

Today I continue with the troubling personal matter which I won’t divulge here suffice to say, I hope the situation improves. I managed a walk around Lake Ginninderra and I recorded a podcast.

A podcast you say

If you’re not aware, I have two other blogs one of which is also a podcast. The food blog is over at Yummy Lummy and the medical blog is over at Dr Gary Lum. Medical Fun Facts is the name of the podcast and you can search for it in the iTunes podcast store and also in Stitcher. I decided today that rather than dropping two shows a week I’m going to one a week (on Monday nights at 7 pm Canberra time). I’m getting busier at work and I need to adjust my work-life situation. It’s time for a little more work and less life. It’s good to readjust from time to time as situations change. Anyway, the other thing I changed with the podcast was to try video. You may have seen my Yummy Lummy YouTube channel, well, I’ve started a Medical Fun Facts YouTube channel. I’m not sure if it will continue, but it was worth trying. We’ll see!

Yummy Lummy Medical Fun Facts

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In the southern hemisphere, we’re now getting close to the start of winter and the end of autumn. I shot some photographs which show the beauty of the change of seasons in Canberra.

Photograph gallery

For some photographs from the weekend, click on one and scroll through in the pop-up lightbox.

I hope the coming week will be good for you

What are you up to in the coming week? For me, I’m going to be busy at work. I also have a day in Melbourne for a meeting which I hope will go well.

Have a good week my friends

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18 thoughts on “A fish out of water

  1. Kris Reply

    I have missed you. I look forward to your posts (although, I only follow 2 of you!). I find it fun we both have more than one or two blogs and write in them regularly. I do enjoy you and hope you are ok in your busy week and meetings and whatever was bothering those little grey cells last weekend. {{HUG}}

    • garydlum Post author

      Thanks, Kris. Life has its twists and turns. Life is busy as well at the moment. Hopefully, I’ll be blogging again with improved frequency once I’m over this little hump in work.

  2. theeditorsjournal Reply

    You’re a doc?! Who knew? I vote for some medical fun facts here occasionally. And.. troubling personal matters, next year you won’t remember it… (hopefully!?) 🙂

    • garydlum Post author

      Thank you. I will try to do cross overs across all three blogs 😃

    • garydlum Post author

      No worries. Sleep well my friend.

    • garydlum Post author

      Thank you very much Sarah.

    • garydlum Post author

      I haven’t eaten carp either (at least not that I know of). I’ve been told by locals it tastes like mud. I know a lot of Chinese people with fish for them and eat them, I expect they will steam it and add a lot of aromatics. These artificial lakes have big problems with cyanobacteria and occasionally very high coliform counts. I avoid touching the water.

    • ❦Just Me❦

      Good. Stay safe. Don’t want you turning green or multi-colored like in your “weird arse computer problems” post. That was a lovely color scheme, though! Heh. ❤️❤️

    • garydlum Post author

      Hehe, I like playing with apps.

  3. IreneDesign2011 Reply

    We have lots of carpe’s in Europe and they are told to be very tasteful.

    Take good care of yourself, while your life change to be more busy, remember to live too Gary 🙂

    • garydlum Post author

      Thanks very much Irene. The carp here apparently taste like mud.

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