From the earth to the ocean

5 April 2020 For anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog, you’ll know that running is an important part of my life. As well as keeping me active and helping to keep the pounds off, I also find it meditative and it is by far the best way for me to clearContinue reading “From the earth to the ocean”

Quarantine cupcakes

4 April 2020 Another wild Saturday night in isolation. I’ve been struggling for things to do recently. My staple daily activities tended to involve seeing friends, swimming, gyming, eating out, hitting the pub and enjoying the beach. None of these activities are possible in self-isolation. I can’t even run at the moment due to myContinue reading “Quarantine cupcakes”

Isolation – the things I miss

3 April 2020 The weather hasn’t been great the past couple of days, so I haven’t been out and about taking pictures. Instead, I’ve spent some time going through old photos and memories. This has made me quite nostalgic, so I thought today’s post would focus on the things I miss about life before covid-19Continue reading “Isolation – the things I miss”

The Spit to Manly walk

2 April 2020 I’m conscious that yesterday’s post focusing on how our lives had changed in March was all doom and gloom. So no negative vibes in today’s post I promise. In fact, today was a good day. We’re only allowed to leave the house for essential activities, one of which is exercise. On thisContinue reading “The Spit to Manly walk”

Reflecting on March 2020: The month that changed our lives

1 April 2020 Today was rather uneventful other than the standard daily beach run, workout and trip to the shops. So I decided to focus on a slightly heavier subject – how the coronavirus pandemic changed my life (and all of our lives) in March 2020. No April foolery here I’m afraid. A new dreamContinue reading “Reflecting on March 2020: The month that changed our lives”

The sun will rise again

31 March 2020 Getting up to watch the sunrise over Manly beach is is one of my favourite activities. Not only is it beautiful watching the sun rise over the Pacific ocean, but it is invigorating and really sets you up for the day ahead. It might be tough setting the alarm that bit earlier,Continue reading “The sun will rise again”

Staying positive on a rainy day

30 March 2020 Today was a rainy day. It was raining when I woke up, it was raining when I had breakfast and it continued to rain until around 3’o’clock this afternoon. It was all in all a pretty miserable day, weather-wise at least. But guess what? I didn’t let that get me down. IContinue reading “Staying positive on a rainy day”

Being neighbourly and exploring Manly

29 March 2020 Today was literally the very first time in our two-year stint at this apartment, that we’ve spent any time with our neighbours. We all hung out in the garden – at a safe distance, of course – and it was great to finally do so. I think that now we have moreContinue reading “Being neighbourly and exploring Manly”

The great curry cook-off

28 March 2020 Another wild day in the Richards-Smith household during self-isolation. This morning consisted of a morning workout which included some questionable exercise moves… We then went down to the practically deserted local Harbour beach (known as ‘The Office’ to the Manly locals) for some ‘social distancing compliant sunbathing’ and some reading. This isContinue reading “The great curry cook-off”

Walking by the sea, whilst we still can

27 March 2020 A stage three lock-down in Australia is inevitable as the number of coronavirus cases in Australia continue to surge. We’re now standing at over 3000 cases nationwide and have seen a worrying increase in the number of cases that are not linked to overseas travel or existing known clusters. The virus isContinue reading “Walking by the sea, whilst we still can”