Category: birds

Week 18/2022: Shapeshifting

Week of 2 May 2022 Shapeshifting on a Sunday afternoon On Sunday afternoon, Slabs and I went to a show called “What Shall I Become?”, which was “a collaboration between Miss Honey Child (Toni Burnett-Rands), Tamas Oszvald and Tapir: a spoken word performance based on traditional folk tales about...

Settling on a word for 2022

Week 01/2022: Week of 3 January 2022 A new start? I know I said I think new year is a lot of hype and an excuse to make well-intentioned but ultimately doomed hopes for a better 2022 as the shitshow that is the covid pandemic and the increasing pace...

Week 44/2021: i’m not listening

Week 44/2021: Week of 1 November 2021 I’m not listening I felt better this week than I did last week and finally went to see my physio needle massage therapist (I’m not sure that this is his official job, but it works for me.) He had been in the...

Week 38/2021: a bird’s life

Week of 20 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go? I suppose like any new habit, paying more attention will take time to ingrain itself. But I...

20 for 2020: week 20

Week of 11 May My 20 for 2020 list. Remember last week I said I was going to track my days for the wellbeing work (thing 3) to help me identify things that take up too much time and find windows of wasted time? That lasted a couple of...

Southwest Tasmania Day 1 (part 2)

In the first week of the school holidays, we took a few days off and travelled to Strathgordon on Lake Pedder in the southwest Tasmanian wilderness. You can read about our first stop on the way, at The Needles, here. Or if you just want to look at some...

Day 2: Christchurch

Day 2: Christchurch Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Day 2 began where Day 1 left off – on a plane! We got into Christchurch just after midnight. From there it was a fairly simple matter of getting through Customs, explaining what all the “yes” boxes were that we’d...

12 of 12 february 2014

12 February 2014 was a Wednesday, two days after a Public Holiday. This week is the second week of school and I’m still trying to get myself back into the routines. I’m struggling. 1 of 12 – The sun rose. 2 of 12 – Juniordwarf’s current obsession is the...

Bruny – day 2 (part 3)

After we’d finished exploring Cape Bruny (Day 2, Part 2), we still had enough time to head back to north Bruny and visit the Get Shucked Oyster Bar and Bruny Island Cheese Factory. Get Shucked was great.  You can buy oysters to eat there with a beverage of your...

P365 – Day 264 – the budgie

This is our budgie. He’s been staying at my mother’s place since we went away.  Today was the first day Juniordwarf had seen the budgie since we left, and he was very excited about seeing him. We’re going to pick him up tomorrow....