Category: family

Week 17/2022: Hi-ho

Week of 25 April Hi-ho This was the last week of my extended Easter holiday. I’d decided not to go back to work on the day after Anzac Day, which was Tuesday, because Tuesday is my half day. I had a medical appointment in the middle of the day...

Week 16/2022: Three days in Geelong

Week 16: Week of 18 April 2022 Three days in Geelong On Monday, we left Slabs’ family and drove to Geelong. Before this trip, I think I’d been to Geelong once, when I was a kid and our family did a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. This was...

Week 15/2022: Hey and away we go

Week of 11 April 2022 Hey and away we go This was a short week leading into the Term 1 school holidays and the Easter break and I really needed that break. We had a holiday booked to the mainland that I’d been nervous about ever since Slabs suggested...

Week 08/2022: A busy week

Week of 21 February 2022 A busy week What did I want to do this week? Week 3’s TAFE work (thing 8) Mindspot (thing 1) Work through more lessons from Cosmic Calibration (thing 22) Sort out my online writing support group Get through the event I’m organising for work...

An afternoon at the farm

I’ve written about how much I love Two Metre Tall before. When I lived in New Norfolk, we were regular visitors on Friday evenings or Sunday afternoons. Or both. Two Metre Tall is a farm-based brewery focused on naturally (spontaneously!) fermented, barrel-aged ales and ciders using ingredients grown on...

Week 33/2021: Swimming in the mud

Week 33/2021: Week of 16 August 2021 This week I was lucky to go on a road trip to the north of the state with a colleague to meet some people working on some of the same things we’re working on. Our first stop was Smithton, my home town....

Week 32/2021: celeriac and leeks

Week 32/2021: Week of 9 August 2021 What did I want to do better this week? This week I wanted to continue trying to get back into my habit of regular morning walks. I guess I’d never really lost the habit, I’d just started to miss a few days,...

Week 31/2021: walking

Week 31/2021: Week of 2 August 2021 What did I want to do better this week? This week I was trying to get myself out of bed early enough to go for a walk. I set the target of doing it for five mornings, because I leave the house...

Week 28/2021: the streets of hobart

Week 28: week of 12 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I continued my routine of getting up whenever I wanted to instead of setting an alarm for a stupid time in the morning and getting up really early. It’s hard to really know...

Week 27/2021: the fabric of our streets

Week 27/2021: week of 5 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I wanted to work on going to bed earlier, taking baby steps rather than trying to change everything all at once. So my plan was to try and shut everything down by 9.45...