Photos from isolation (month one)

18 April 2020 Today marks one month since my first daily post. So, rather than the increasingly monotonous daily update, I thought I’d take some time to go through the photographs that I’ve taken in the past month of madness and share these. Here, in no particular order, are a few of my favourite shots.Continue reading “Photos from isolation (month one)”

More sunshine and positive vibes

17 April 2020 Another glorious day in Manly. We enjoyed wall-to-wall sunshine and the mercury reached 27 degrees today. It’s important to look at the positives when living in the so called ‘new normal’ and it really does make it a hell of a lot easier when the sun is out. Thankfully the sun shinesContinue reading “More sunshine and positive vibes”

Groundhog Day – Walk. Photograph. Repeat.

16 April 2020 Today was Groundhog Day, but there’s nothing wrong with that nowadays. After all, options are pretty limited for us all with the current social distancing and isolation measures in place. A standard day in isolation for us usually starts with a morning workout, followed by a walk by the ocean and aContinue reading “Groundhog Day – Walk. Photograph. Repeat.”

Budgy smugglers and dog walks

15 April 2020 Staying active is vital for my mental well-being. If I’m not able to get out and about and get my heart rate up, then I turn into a caged animal. Especially when there is no sign of work to stimulate me mentally. Thankfully today was a very active day with lots ofContinue reading “Budgy smugglers and dog walks”

Exotic insects and living by the ocean

14 April 2020 Today marked our return to sobriety and it feels good. It helps when the weather is awesome, which it has been now for the past few weeks. I don’t think I’ve ever been this tanned at this time of year in Australia. I guess unemployment and sunshine will do that. Today wasContinue reading “Exotic insects and living by the ocean”

Not everyone is obeying the rules

13 April 2020 We’re fortunate that here in Australia cases of COVID-19 have remained relatively low. There have been some 6,300 cases confirmed nationwide and 61 deaths. Although any avoidable fatality is a tragedy, the numbers are far less severe than elsewhere. Both Tory and I are English and the United Kingdom alone has nearlyContinue reading “Not everyone is obeying the rules”

Cheese, wine, roast beef and cheesecake – it must be Easter Sunday

12 April 2020 I’m conscious that this has been turning into a bit of a food and wine blog recently, but it is Easter after all. Normality will resume in the coming days I’m sure. But continuing on the culinary trend for now, today was a day of absolutely outstanding eating. First there was theContinue reading “Cheese, wine, roast beef and cheesecake – it must be Easter Sunday”

Easter Saturday: sunshine, pizza and Indiana Jones

11 April 2020 After yesterday’s excitement with the alternative Easter egg hunt, today was a return to normality in isolation. That being said, the sun was shining and it was a solid Easter Saturday. The day started with the Manly to Shelly swim – the forth time this week I’ve managed to do this. ThisContinue reading “Easter Saturday: sunshine, pizza and Indiana Jones”

An alternative Easter egg hunt

10 April 2020 Today was meant to be a hibernation day, with rain forecast from dawn until dusk. The morning transpired as the weather forecast said it would – constant drizzle. However, in the afternoon, just as we were getting comfortable in our lounge wear, the clouds parted and the sun came streaming down. AlmostContinue reading “An alternative Easter egg hunt”

A Mexican fiesta for two

9 April 2020 After nearly three weeks of sobriety, we’re intentionally leaping off the wagon for the Easter long weekend. We decided to start the boozing in style by having our own Mexican fiesta in isolation. What better way to celebrate the alleged* resurrection of the son of God than with tequila? The evening consistedContinue reading “A Mexican fiesta for two”