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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England Trip – Feb 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!
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2016 and beyond..

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.

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Summer in England 2016 – final part

As ever, all good things must come to an end – time was up and we had to pack up and go.

We went out for a little wander before I drove the kids off home and played ‘Pooh sticks’ off a bridge over a little brook

Simple things but such a lot of fun. Read More