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”

Hunting for street art

8 April 2020 As I’m sure you can all appreciate, some days you have to be creative when searching for things to do in isolation. Today was one such day. So this afternoon we decided to combine our standard supermarket sweep with a hunt for some local street art around Manly. Here are some ofContinue reading “Hunting for street art”

Yoga, swimming and photography – another day in lock-down

7 April 2020 Yesterday was a great day and I was on a real high after completing my first ever Manly to Shelly swim. Today, was busy, but not quite as exciting. The morning started with the usual home workout which I’ve now increased to 1.5 hours in duration… The workout ended with a bitContinue reading “Yoga, swimming and photography – another day in lock-down”

Manly to Shelly Beach swim with a dusky whaler shark

6 April 2020 Today was a big day for me, it was the first time I have attempted the Manly to Shelly beach ocean swim – and it was amazing. I even saw a small shark! I set off with my friend Tom from Shelly beach… We hugged the shore line as that’s where theContinue reading “Manly to Shelly Beach swim with a dusky whaler shark”