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”

Leaving the Manly bubble: Watsons Bay to Circular Quay walk

11 May 2020 We love Manly and we’re incredibly grateful that we live in such a beautiful part of the world. Especially during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has affected our bank balance and our ability to go out and socialise, but to be honest, our lifestyle is probably better and more healthy now, than itContinue reading “Leaving the Manly bubble: Watsons Bay to Circular Quay walk”

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”

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”

Photos from isolation (month one)

18 April 2020 Today marks one month since my first daily post. So, rather than the increasingly monotonous daily update, I thought I’d take some time to go through the photographs that I’ve taken in the past month of madness and share these. Here, in no particular order, are a few of my favourite shots.Continue reading “Photos from isolation (month one)”

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”

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”

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”