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 July 25, 2015
Timing is everything.
Usually, work and my commute dictate my timetable and I don’t get an opportunity to get to the beach with the camera, but weekends are a different story.
And as luck would have it today, timing lined up perfectly and I got down to the beach with the versatile little X100T to take some abstract sunset pictures. Read More
Posted on May 23, 2015
You know winter is coming to Perth when the rains arrive.
We have a remarkably livable climate here.
For most of the year it’s pretty much awesome – can be a bit too hot in the summer, and the lack of insulation and central heating can make winter a bit chilly, but for the most part – it’s peachy.
But did you know we get more rain in Perth than in London?
Most people in Perth wouldn’t know it either, because for 4 or 5 months, it hardly rains. But it catches up. Oh boy does it. And Winter is storm season. Read More
Posted on June 28, 2014
I know – you’re thinking – bah, Australia, cold? Bullshit!
Well I’ve got some news for you – Australia has winter just like everyone else. And sometimes, it’s really not very warm. Like 0 degrees just before sunrise. And possibly single digit daytime temperatures (although, to be fair, in Perth these are mercifully rare). I lot of Northern Hemisphere dwellers are laughing their arses off at this. ‘Thats not cold…’ blah blah.
Well, friends, thats fine, you’re right, but remember we don’t have:
2. central heating
3. double glazing
So even a little cold feels properly cold.
Posted on January 19, 2012
Its summer in Perth. Well, not just here, the whole of the southern hemisphere too, but I only live here – the other places can blog about their own summers.
Its getting pretty warm too, as you’d expect – mid to high 30’s already. Now last year I had time to go for walks on the beach in the mornings and was working from home a lot and could enjoy it
This year I have a new (and, sorry old company) much more interesting job, but I have to work in the city so don’t get to enjoy the summer as much during the week. I have to endure it during the day and it’s dark when I get home.
More $ but there are always sacrifices.
Well today as I was coming home, I spotted the clouds were just right for a good sunset.
Posted on December 12, 2011
Yesterday evening it clouded over and went all grey and dreary. Usually that means that the sunset is nothing special, just a warm glow, often a thin blue line of cloudless horizon for the sun to peak through just before it sets.
Well, last night I thought it was going to do the same, so I stayed in and pottered about a bit.
I kinda got it wrong.
The sunset was spectactular. Read More
Posted on October 15, 2011
Sunsets. They’re always good for the soul.
It’s good to gave a colourful close to a day – it’s as if nature is finishing the day with a poetic full stop.
Well, thats all fine and dandy, but the internet (and indeed my own photo collection) is full of shots of sunsets. They happen every day in millions of different places around the world – they’re almost as common as a Ford Fiesta.
So I decided to do something different Read More
Posted on October 4, 2011
I had a few minutes before dinner the other night, and as the light was lovely, I thought I’d pop to the beach to take a few shots. Well, I missed the best of it – the sun goes down so fast here – you really have to lie in wait for the golden light, if you see it, you’re already too late. Ah well.
Anyway, not to waste an opportunity, I used the rapidly descending darkness to take some more abstracts.
Posted on February 11, 2011
Went in for my last day at work, mostly just to hand back my laptop and phone and stuff and it was very strange. I had nothing to do, being my last day, so I just read the news and whathaveyou, chatted to a few people, went out for coffee, surfed so more. And that took me to 10am.
I called my boss – that was fine, he’s a nice guy and I really like working with him. I called a few other folks, most of them were out.
I got more of a farewell from the receptionist (who is lovely and like a lot of girls in that kind of role, really undervalued) than from my actual colleagues.
So in the end, it was just a couple of the guys for a pint at lunch and that was it.
As I said, bizarre.
Anyway, Monday, new job, I already feel welcome. Can’t wait.
Tonight – awesome sunset. But I didn’t have faith that it was going to real shine and stayed at home. Bugger. It would have been awesome down at Point Peron, on the beach with the rockpools. Ah well – live and learn.
I did take a pic from the front garden tho
And now, I’m about to go get a bottle of wine to celebrate the end of one job and the start of the next.
Onwards and upwards, to insanity and beyooooonnnnnd.
Posted on January 30, 2011
We’ve been on cyclone watch for the last few days as tropical cyclone Bianca has been making its way down the Indian Ocean from the tropics and is forecast to swing inland right over Perth today.
Well I think its petered out and although the wind is increasing and the sky is looking very dark all of a sudden, apparently its not scheduled to be the roof lifting monster that was once feared. In fact, you can hardly see it on the weather radar.
Good! Being next to the ocean like we are here, we often get storms in the winter and just occasionally in the summer too and we’re well used to be battered by some pretty strong winds, but I don’t want to go through that kind of thing if I don’t have to!
Anyway, yesterday, out of the blue, we had thunderstorms arrive and they left a trail of destruction across the state – north and east of us got pummelled by this thing – causing damage everywhere.
It kind of missed us, we got some rain, lots of rumbling thunder, amazing skies and that was pretty much it.
Well, being the photo happy snapper I am, I had to get a shot 🙂 Cool, huh?
Later in the day I thought we were going to get the most amazing sunset – the clouds were just too thick though, but the skies were still very interesting, even if they didn’t glow and shine like I expected.
One minute it’s too hot, the next, nature decides you need a storm, the next its 38C again and then that very afternoon, a cyclone rolls over. Australia, never a dull moment.