Category: winter

Week 34/2021: observe

Week 34/2021: Week of 23 August 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Walking. Mornings and afternoons. So, how did that go then? I went for a walk every morning and every afternoon except Monday. I’m counting walks that have an actual purpose as well as...

Week 25/2021: the wild places

Week 25/2021: Week of 21 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Shut down and go to bed earlier. Get more sleep. So, how did that go then? In my post about the book Spacemaker, I said that I’d decided to introduce a daily pause,...

20 for 2020: week 32

Week of 3 August My 20 for 2020 list. We got the reading material for our final unit of the uni course (thing 8) on Monday. I spent a couple of hours organising the material and making a study plan so I know what I need to do over...

19 for 2019: week 26 update

Coming up to the middle of the year, I’ve completed nine of my 19 things I wanted to do this year. That’s pretty close to half, although the pedant in me says that half of 19 is nine-and-a-half, which is rounded up to ten, so I should have completed...

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...

The Needles—Southwest Tasmania Day 1

This week we had a three-day break at Lake Pedder in Tasmania’s southwest. None of us had been before so we were all looking forward to it and had several short walks planned. From Hobart, we headed to New Norfolk and turned onto the Gordon River Road at Bushy...

Cold weather blues

Cold weather blues Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia Us, when planning the holiday: “Let’s go in winter. Then there won’t be too many people around.” Enter the worst storms in the region for 30 years. An excellent plan indeed. We could hear the wind whistling down the corridor of the...

Kensington Road runs straight for a while

Kensington Road runs straight for a while Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia The weather was no better this morning than it had been yesterday. In fact, it was probably worse. The wind is horrible and we’ve seen reports of some severe damage having been done across the state. I’m beginning...

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Don’t go chasing waterfalls Apollo Bay, Australia Apollo Bay, Australia Today the road trip began. We said goodbye to the in-laws after breakfast and hit the road for the start of the Great Ocean Road: Torquay, surfer town. We stopped at Soul Fuel Cafe for coffee and, after a...

12 of 12 August 2015

Wednesday 12 August was a work day that wasn’t 100% normal. The forecast for Hobart was 4-15, with a chance of a late shower. 1 of 12 – It was cold when I got up. It’s the time of year when afternoon me hates morning me for rugging up...