Category: Derwent Valley

21 for 2021: week 17 update

Week 17/2021: week of 26 April 2021 I  had a lovely day out with my sister and her friend at Mt Field National Park on Saturday, which was great because I could forget all about my to-do list and concentrate on  not rolling my injured ankle clambering over large...

21 for 2021: Week 4 update

21 for 2021 update I did a bit more work on my blog this week (thing 13) and posted the second part of my series reflecting on blogging for ten years.  This includes re-posting a post from each month of my first year over the next few weeks as...

The final countdown

For the past four years I’ve spent my Tuesday evenings tucked away in the studio of the Derwent Valley’s community radio station, TYGA FM, bringing back fabulous music from the 1980s that never really went away. I haven’t written much about my life in community radio, because there didn’t seem...

12 of 12 March 2016 – Part 2

Part 1 of this post, in which I try to get into the habit of an earlier bedtime, is here. The story continues . . . I decided that, even though I wasn’t feeling so good, I’d get up and go for a walk this morning. Slabs suggested I...

Walk in her shoes – Day 1

Day 1 of Walk In Her Shoes. It’s finally here! I got up at an hour that most people would be fast asleep (this is becoming my new normal anyway so I can get things done in the morning that I’d never do if I slept later, but that’s...

12 of 12 November 2015

Thursday. Work day. Early start day, though it seems like there have been more early start days than not lately. 1 of 12 – Showers were forecast. They arrived. 2 of 12 – Yesterday’s haul of letters seeking further donations from charities I have donated to. Now attempting to...

12 of 12 September 2015

A boring Saturday at home. The first day of my “let’s try getting up earlier and doing some things I have to do in the morning instead of lazing around and then having to rush out the door at swimming time because I couldn’t be bothered having breakfast and...

12 of 12 May 2015

Better late than never . . . Today was forecast to be a day of wild weather, with severe weather warnings left right and centre. I was home today, which meant I had to make sure the fire stayed alight, that the buckets were under the right place in...

12 of 12 April 2015

Today was the Derwent Valley Autumn Festival, which is one of the biggest events held in the Valley each year. The weather forecast wasn’t sensational, but there wasn’t any rain or wind forecast, so we had everything crossed that it would be a nice day. It was a chilly...

Walk In Her Shoes – Day 7

Well, this is it – the end of a journey that started back in January when I signed up to do CARE Australia’s Walk In Her Shoes Challenge for the second year. Since then I’ve been gradually increasing my daily step goal from 13,000 in January to 25,000 for...