Category: family

Week 5/2023: Atomic habits

Week of 30 January 2023 Putting things in place I had only two days of work this week before having a week off for the last week of school holidays. It’s weird, knowing that there’s only one more year that January will be school holidays. Time off has given...

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...

Sydney travel blog day 4

Wednesday 18 January 2023 Too hot to do anything Today, the news reported gleefully, people in Sydney would enjoy their first day of 30 degrees for almost a year. Hooray? The words “enjoy” and “30 degrees” do not belong in the same sentence any more than the word “enjoy”...

Week 40/2022: Building a morning ritual

Week of 3 October 2022 Building a morning ritual Following Sunday’s post about changing up my bedtime, as prompted by Chapter 1 of Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, I’ve been looking at the bonus section of the chapter, which suggests putting together a morning routine. Of all...

Week 38/2022: Writing a bit more

Week of 19 September 2022 Writing a bit more I did some writing this week. My goal was to complete each day’s writing task in the Creative Writing Bootcamp on the actual day of the task. That didn’t quite go according to plan. Well, one of the day’s tasks...

Week 19/2022: A fair to middling week

Week of 9 May 2022 A fair to middling week Nothing went horribly wrong this week and nothing went amazingly right. It was a week among many. Kramstable and I went in the City to Casino on Sunday, which was a nice Sunday walk for me and run for...

Week 17/2022: Hi-ho

Week of 25 April Hi-ho This was the last week of my extended Easter holiday. I’d decided not to go back to work on the day after Anzac Day, which was Tuesday, because Tuesday is my half day. I had a medical appointment in the middle of the day...

Week 16/2022: Three days in Geelong

Week 16: Week of 18 April 2022 Three days in Geelong On Monday, we left Slabs’ family and drove to Geelong. Before this trip, I think I’d been to Geelong once, when I was a kid and our family did a road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide. This was...

Week 15/2022: Hey and away we go

Week of 11 April 2022 Hey and away we go This was a short week leading into the Term 1 school holidays and the Easter break and I really needed that break. We had a holiday booked to the mainland that I’d been nervous about ever since Slabs suggested...

Week 08/2022: A busy week

Week of 21 February 2022 A busy week What did I want to do this week? Week 3’s TAFE work (thing 8) Mindspot (thing 1) Work through more lessons from Cosmic Calibration (thing 22) Sort out my online writing support group Get through the event I’m organising for work...