Here comes the rain

21 – 22 May 2020 My last post regarding the never ending summer was definitely a jinx. Over the past few days, the sun has been replaced by driving rain, the wind has picked up and the temperature dropped significantly. To put this in perspective, I’m writing this in a dressing gown with my feetContinue reading “Here comes the rain”

Multiple identical grey days

28 -30 April 2020 Isolation has finally taken its toll on my daily blog and I’ve had to combine multiple days into a single post. It helps that the days in question were all practically identical – grey and cloudy, with the rain coming yesterday. So this is what we’ve been up to over theContinue reading “Multiple identical grey days”

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”

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”

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”

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”