Summer in England 2017 – part 1 – Walking in Knole Park

It’s that time of year again – back to Blighty to see my beautiful children.

2 weeks in Kent, chilled out, plenty of fun and hopefully some lovely British sunshine.   Still chasing kilograms and fitness, so I’m bringing my running gear and going to eat as healthily as I can.

This time I flew via Dubai on Emirates.  I’ve been that route twice before I think – Emirates are pretty good, on par with Singapore airlines I think, although Dubai airport isn’t as nice as Changi in my opinion (not enough places to sit down outside the gates whilst one is waiting for an onward flight) but its modern and smart and efficient.

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Routine and results

After a while, the new plan becomes routine.

I’m getting used to exercise and diet.  I actually look forward to my time after work and at weekends to push myself a bit further, a bit faster.   I feel fitter, faster, have more energy

I’ve been watching my diet, walking, running, biking, limping, for 9 weeks now.  And it works.  Its pretty simple really.

Eat less and healthier, burn off calories and turn fat into muscle.

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Inky goodness

Every time I ink up one of my pens with an ink it hasn’t had before, I do some sample writing on the Midori fine paper, which shows off the properties of the ink in all their glory.

The thing that I like most, is sheen – where the ink has out of this world metallic undertones that appear like magic.  Darker blues are particularly well known for their red metallic sheen, but purples often go gold and pale blues go pink.  Read More

Exercising free time

Perhaps it should be exorcising.  It’s certainly banishing some demons, thats for sure.

So, coming back to my post about free time, it’s been a few months since I started to change the way I use my time by placing restrictions on my computer, device and internet time and things are going really well.

I’m using my time far more effectively, more responsibly and am achieving a lot more for myself and my family.  Read More

Walk around Point Peron

Theres been plenty of photos on this blog of Point Peron, but it’s such a nice place to wander around and has some lovely bays and views down the coast and over Rockingham, that it never gets old.

Anja and I got up early – 7:30am – to beat the heat and go on a photo walk.

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Sunsets with the big ‘un

Having all this time is quite handy, so one evening, Anja and I went down to the beach so we could take sunset photos and I could teach her to do the movement pan/intentional camera movement/motion shots.

We had a great time and the look on her face when she realised that she was creating something that she had no previous idea how to do and that she really loved was amazing.   Read More

Freeing Up Time

I realised recently that I was spending too much of my valuable time stuffing about on the Internet, reading news that made me cross or just endlessly playing games or checking my phone constantly or getting drawn into chats or sidetracked with Pokemon Go.

All these things were adding little or no value to my life except for ruining productivity at home and also importantly, at work.

So they had to go.

Drastic action was required.  Technology intervention, break the addiction.

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