Posted on June 10, 2017
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
Posted on April 29, 2017
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
Posted on March 13, 2017
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.
Posted on March 11, 2017
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
Posted on March 8, 2017
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.
Posted on March 5, 2017
It was time to see the kids – been looking forward to this for ages!
I was flying Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi in the UAE this time. I’d flown them once before and it was a pretty good experience, although the airport is pretty busy and claustrophobic if you’re not inside the gate. Waiting areas and toilets are not so good.
But my transit was 90 minutes, so I figured it really didn’t matter. It was the cheapest route this time and dollars is dollars!
Posted on January 2, 2017
Well, I can start with one thing – 2016 didn’t involve much blogging. Or much of anything other than working and existing.
The serious injury to my left leg really managed to screw up a part of my entire year and I could do very little of the things that I had hoped to enjoy.
Sadly, I actually don’t see much change ahead in that regard, so I have accepted the fact that the way I wanted to explore and adventure is, for now at least, closed to me. Hey ho.
So, on with the wrap up and look forwards.. Read More