The never ending summer

18 – 20 May As we approach the end of Autumn here in Australia, the sun continues to shine. Indeed, since I lost my job at the tail-end of March (some two months ago), the weather has been ridiculously good and I can count on one hand the number of rainy days we’ve had. SoContinue reading “The never ending summer”

We’re allowed back in the pub (well, kind of)

12 – 13 May 2020 Positive news This Friday pubs and clubs will be able to provide dining, along with cafes and restaurants, as part of the state government’s push to boost the economy. It’s not perfect yet as the venues will be limited to a maximum of 10 customers at any one time andContinue reading “We’re allowed back in the pub (well, kind of)”

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”

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”

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”

Running, napping and a whole lot of nothing

26 March 2020 As the title suggests, today was very much another day in the ‘New Normal‘. e.g. a day with not a lot going on. The headline picture shows a one of eight cruise ships currently off the coast between Sydney and Wollongong (a small city, south of Sydney). Following last week’s debacle involvingContinue reading “Running, napping and a whole lot of nothing”