20 in 2 – book for January & volunteering

Well we’re now well in to January and thought i’d see how my 20 in 2 list is coming along. I just finished reading Joe McNally’s ‘Hot Shoe Diaries’ – which provides a great insight into professional lighting techniques by basically giving you the finished product and working backwards. I highly recommend that and his other book ‘The Moment It Clicks’ for anyone looking…

Hello 2011!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to everyone – I hope 2011 is all that you wish it to be! Had an interesting Christmas & New Year. Flew up to Brisbane December 23rd to spend Christmas with the family on the Sunshine Coast. On the way up had an aborted takeoff (first time ever!) – quite a scary experience really when the plane goes…

Saturday

Is there a better way to start a beautiful Saturday in Sydney then with a ride up to Church Point followed by brekky at the Heart of Europe cafe? They make their own bread on site, do some of the best scrambled eggs (& crispy bacon!) in the Eastern Suburbs and are consistent with their food – well worth a visit and only a…

Another year older…

Yep it’s my birthday and Mum posted down a beautiful yaxell santoku knife and chefs hat – the hat will be a bit OTT in the kitchen but the knife I’ll use on a daily basis – thanks to everyone for the well wishes! Off to Kingsley’s @ Woolloomooloo for dinner!

Melbourne et al

Yes i’ve been slack yet again… over a month since my last post and no legitimate excuse for my inactivity! The picture above was taken on a recent trip down to Melbourne for the ‘Around the Bay in a Day’ bicycle ride to raise money for the Smith Family. This year they had a whopping 16,500 riders and raised just under three-quarters of a…

It’s been a while…

…since my last post! Slack I know but we’ve been overseas, I’ve been building a new website at work, I had an assignment due and I’ve trying to improve my fitness – and yes I’m still trying to lower my cholesterol! So here’s a rundown of what’s been happening: NZ Even though I’ve lived in Australia most of my life and travelled quite a…

Less Fat

Less Fat. That was the summary the doctor scribbled on my annual blood test results. Going in for my annual check-up I didn’t think i’d have any problems so the high cholesterol results were a bit of a surprise. I thought that my diet was reasonably good – avoiding fast-food outlets and having a salad for lunch most days but obviously I am having…

Face Your Fears!

This time last year while I was about 65km through a 100km mountain-bike race in beautiful St. Albans just north of Sydney, I broke my collarbone in a crash: It was months before I was able to get almost all movement back in my right-arm and there are long-term problems like the area around the plate having lost feeling (i.e. constantly numb) but 12…

Happy Australia Day!

Spent most of the day down at Bondi Beach (starting at sunrise however the cloud cover prevented the taking of any beautiful shots, collected my thong (see pic below) to compete in the havaianas thong challenge. Went back just before lunch where we all lined up on the beach to be counted before entering the water with our giant thongs and all joining up…