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”

A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

26 April 2020 Some good news came out regarding coronavirus restrictions in Australia today. Following a number of weeks of reduced cases across the country, both Queensland and Western Australia have announced that they’ll relax the social restrictions in place imminently. The new rules will allow the following: Increase in the number of people allowedContinue reading “A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel”

Another day in paradise

22 April 2020 This is very much a Manly appreciation post. Despite the current coronavirus situation I’m enjoying life here more than ever at the moment. Today was a day of beach side living at its best – the sun was shining, there was not a cloud (and just one solitary plane) in the sky,Continue reading “Another day in paradise”

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”

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”

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”