Week 51/2023: ‘Twas the week before christmas

The last week of work for 2023 Week of 18 December 2023 The 21st of December Gravy Day. What started as a greeting on December 21 in the official Paul Kelly email group (this is how long it’s been going) is now kind of a mainstream(ish) Thing. Someone else...

Week 50/2023: Modernism and macros

Modernism and macros Week of 11 December 2023 Marvellous modernism This week I worked on blog posts about the modernism walking tour Lil Sis and I did with architect Bronwen Jones as part of Open House Hobart. There was so much material, I had to split it into two...

Week 49/2023: Tis the season of the agapanthus

Agapanthus season Week of 4 December 2023 I have this fascination with agapanthus, which grows everywhere in my suburb. It’s one of the most ugly plants I know, and I despise seeing the massive flower heads everywhere I walk. Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis is native to Southern Africa and...

Week 48/2023: Back to the theatre

It’s December already Week of 27 November 2023 Back to the theatre Way back August (it seems so long ago now), I wrote about my acting class and our performance in Hobart’s One Fest. It was a wonderful experience to work on a play and perform it in an...

Week 47/2023: Recovering, and meeting the governor

An excellent week Week of 20 November 2023 Recovery from the Point to Pinnacle This was my recovery week from Sunday’s Point to Pinnacle. I was relieved the walk was over! My sore foot didn’t hurt too much and the small amount of pain I’d had in my right...

Week 46/2023: Point to Pinnacle

The Point to Pinnacle 2023 Week 46/2023: Week of 13 November 2023 The Point The Point is Wrest Point, home to Australia’s first legal casino (“the Point”). This is the starting point for the Point to Pinnacle, an annual run/walk touted as the world’s toughest half-marathon. It ends at...

Week 45/2023 (part 2): Art and walking

A quick post to catch up Week of 6 November 2023 I split my Week 45 post into two because Architectural Drawing was such a big post. That was followed by Open House Hobart weekend, which is going to be a series of posts on my photoblog. So this...

Week 45/2023 (part 1): Architectural drawing

Architectural drawing Week of 6 November 2023 (Part 1) Another comfort zone challenge In August, I wrote about how I’d planned to do 23 comfort zone challenges for 2023, and how my acting class was one of those challenges. I had another opportunity to do something way out of...

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...