Category: summer

19 for 2019: week 5 update

19 for 19 update: week of 28 January 2019 This week’s baby step in taking better care of me (thing 6) so that I can do the things I want to do this year is to focus on breathing. I have learned that diaphragmatic breathing helps to activate your...

Sunrise

Yesterday morning Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, I watched the sun rise over the beach. The first hint of colour in this sky. And I watched the colours change as the sun came up. It was magickal. I could see the colours spreading out across the clouds like...

Week in review: 16-22 February 2015

This week’s goals: 17,000 steps per day – 6/7 days. Weekly total 137,518 (daily average 19,645) [Private Goal] – 0/7 days Go to bed before midnight (baby steps!) – 5/7 days – 3 of which were 11.55, but it all counts! This week was a quiet week. Still settling back...

week in review – 1-4 January 2015

I haven’t done a blog post for a while. I completely forgot about 12 of 12 for December, and I don’t think 2 of 12 would have been very interesting. At least it would have been a mercifully short post. When I first started the blog in 2011, it...

Bruny Island – day 1 (part 2)

My criteria for a campsite are quite simple. I like my comforts. Specifically, I like to stay somewhere with an “amenities block”. I have done roughing it camping (aka Proper Camping) in the distant past, so to distinguish that from what we normally do, I shall refer to our...

bushy park show

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camping

Last week Slabs, Juniordwarf and I went camping at Mt Field National Park. We really love going there, and it’s been the subject of several previous posts (examples here and  here). It’s wonderful to be so close to such a beautiful place, so peaceful and so far removed from...

P365 – Day 351 – the unchristmas tree

I don’t go much into the ‘traditional’ aspects of the festive season. I don’t celebrate a religious Christmas, and I prefer to call the season Xmas. I think Xmas is a good term, because you can use the ‘X’ to represent whatever you want it to*.  For me, it’s...