Category: beach

Week 44/2023: A normal week

A normal week Week of 30 October 2023 Not much happened this week I cut back on my walking training for the Point to Pinnacle, hoping some rest might be good for my foot. I don’t know what’s going on with it. My osteopath suggested going to see a...

Week 43/2023: Onward we walk

Onward we walk . . . Week of 23 October 2023 How do the weeks go so quickly? Thursday was Hobart Show Day. I know some people have a bit of a whinge about having a public holiday on a Thursday so it’s not really a long weekend unless...

Week 38/2023: Point to Pinnacle: One month in

Barb and the Mountain: Month one update Week of 18 September 2023 Point to Pinnacle: One month in My goal for the end of the first month of my Preparing for the Point to Pinnacle Program was to walk seven kilometres. This is about a third of the distance...

Week 37/2023: Airmail

The first airmail service from Tasmania Week of 11 September 2023 The things you find in piles of old papers Looking through some of my mother’s papers on the weekend, I discovered a letter written to my grandmother, who was living in Melbourne, from her brother, my great uncle,...

Week 34/2023: Life is pain, Highness

Week of 21 August 2023 (part 1) Life is pain, Highness Anyone who says differently is selling something. I’m writing this week’s post in two parts because one part is great and one is . . . Not. Let’s get the misery out of the way first. Week 34...

Week 26/2023: Pilates and shoulders and habits

Week of 26 June 2023 Atomic Habits Part 6 Starting Pilates I started my physio-supervised Pilates program last week. How it works is, the physiotherapist has two clients sharing an appointment. This means she can set one person up with their first exercise and make sure they’re okay, then...

Week 17/2023: Sunrise

Week of 24 April 2023 Another week of work and medical appointments And a day off on Tuesday, which was nice. I have some new physiotherapy exercises to do now while I wait for the results of the MRI on my lower spine. Isn’t this fun?! Week 10 summary...

Week 14/2023: A slow, painful week

Week of 3 April 2023 A slow down This week I was going to try out Laura Vanderkam’s idea of creating backup slots in my week to allow for unexpected things that might derail me. I didn’t end up doing it because Friday was a holiday and I didn’t...

Week 13/2023: Making a backup

Week of 27 March 2023 Tranquility by Tuesday: Create a backup slot I’ve been writing about setting up my week so I can fit my new writing habit on three times during the week. This is explained in chapter 4 of Laura Vanderkam’s book Tranquility by Tuesday, which I’m...

Sydney travel blog day 5

Thursday 19 January 2023 More Randwick Art Deco It was a gloomy overcast morning after the overnight rain. I decided to go out to find the last building from the Randwick Art Deco walk, the one I’d misidentified yesterday as having been demolished. This was 132 Alison Road, which...