Posted on June 20, 2021
So, I haven’t done much with this blog for a while. I’m not sure what to write, what to post about – life seems to kind of be the same over and over – most of the photos I have are of me walking the dog or the house looking pretty in the sun/rain/mist.
I had a very low point at the start of the year when lockdowns and not being able to travel to England to see my family really hit hard. This is still an ongoing issue and one that doesn’t look like it’ll be resolved soon, thanks to the Australian governments ultra conservative stance on international travel, but I’m coming back to a point of simmerage rage rather than despair, so that’s nice.
Anyways, the last, 9 months or so since my last proper post haven’t been a complete disaster.Read More
Posted on March 4, 2019
I’ve been keeping busy since I did the epic half marathon run, carrying on exercising but nothing quite so long or exhausting, plus my ankles are not feeling that happy with running (again..)
I even got up at 5am on a Saturday morning to hike to the top of a local ‘mountain’ to watch the sunrise. More on that below!
Posted on October 31, 2017
So, regular readers (what I have left, given the infrequency of my posts!) will remember that since March I’ve been on a bit of a health kick.
Its been going really well – consistency, not overdoing it or expecting some magical body transformation and falling in a heap and finding solitude in 13 tubs of Ben and Jerrys ice cream when I dont get a six pack after the 3rd day is the trick.
Just eat a bit less and move a bit more. Repeat.
That’s it. I know, right, whodathunkit?
Anyways – I kinda maxed out with the waking – was getting to the point where I could walk a 1/2 marathon at max speed and not get into heart rate zone 4 (the productive zone). So I needed to up the ante.
I’ve always wanted to run but never found a way to do it without getting shin splints.
Until now (kinda – read on) Read More
Posted on June 11, 2017
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.
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 June 12, 2016
Wow – I’ve been really slack on here. To be honest, I almost forgot about blogging – then you get into a bad habit of not making time for blogging and before you know it, months have passed and no updates . Or in my case, 6 months.
Life has been a bit rinse repeat of late – working hard, still recovering from my leg injury so off the bike and largely confined to the local area. Not even a chance to go back to England as usual this time due to complications with my leg.
However, I’ve not been a total hermit – heres a sample of what I have been upto.. Read More
Posted on January 23, 2016
We’re pretty lucky here in the Southern Hemisphere. Perth is far away from the world and very beautiful.
The downside is that we have all kinds of wildlife that is out to get us here, but we also have tiny fairy penguins. And they live on Penguin Island, only a few hundred metres off the coast near Rockingham, conveniently, only a short drive from my place. Read More
Posted on November 29, 2015
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but we get some awesome storms here in Western Australia. They are mostly just packed with rain and wind, but from time to time, they come bearing violent electrical goodies.
So when I heard the rumbles of thunder across the ocean, naturally, I went down to check it out.
Posted on November 28, 2015
Rewind a month: (I know, I’m a bit behind – sue me 😉 )
Was a beautiful day, not much wind, not too warm – perfect for getting out on the bike. I love the variation between the coast and the hills – there’s not too many places where you can get from one extreme to the other so easily. Read More
Posted on November 15, 2015
A few weeks after my trip to York, I had the opportunity to drive to Kulin – deep in the Western Australian Wheatbelt.
If you’re not familiar with the state of Western Australia – outside of Perth metro area, aside from a few regional towns, there’s basically not very much. I don’t mean that in any way disrespectfully – WA has 2.2 million people and something like 1.9 million of those live in the Perth area.
So when you drive out into the country, things get really empty really fast Read More