Review: True Girt

True Girt by David Hunt My rating: 4 of 5 stars At the outset, it’s probably a good idea to clarify, this book is not “True Grit“ by wee-drinking author Mr Bear Grylls. Although if you’re after a tale of desperate and deprived actions of slightly deranged people in perilous conditions, you may not be […]

Read More

Review: The Princess Diarist

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher My rating: 3 of 5 stars Audio books usually lack something compared to regular books. It’s not the case when you can hear the late great Carrie Fisher reading her own brilliantly funny account of the wonder days of Star Wars and its ensuing fame. It made me smile […]

Read More

#AlcoholFreeApril

Once again, I challenged myself to drink no alcohol for the month of April. And I pretty much succeeded. I failed to check in on one day – which does stand out on the calendar.  It happened after a lot of deliberation with myself. I decided a friend’s (all-inclusive) wedding was a reasonable excuse to […]

Read More

2016 goals smashed – just. Kind of.

In 2016 I again tried to make continual progress over 12 months in a couple of personal areas I find important: Running 1200kms, and Reading 12 books. Both of these numbers neatly ensure each and every month I keep running and reading. Or, so I hoped. In reality, it’s never that simple for me. My 2015 goals became a […]

Read More

2015 goals, SMASHED!

At the start of the year I created two goals. One was a regimented goal to run 100kms per month, 1200kms over the year. It was a hopeful attempt to maintain a better level of fitness rather than getting into prime shape for a marathon now and again. Last year I set a goal to run […]

Read More

A lucid reality

I often forget my dreams. At times they’re so boring, I maybe just don’t see the point in remembering them. But one particular dream I keep remembering. I believe it’s what’s known as a lucid dream. In it, I was with my brother in a particular shopping mall in Australia (Strathpine to be precise), and […]

Read More

Licensed to spam 25k people

For a few years I’ve been a subscriber to The Listserve. It’s an opt-in email subscription, where each day a randomly selected subscriber gets to share whatever they want via email to the entire group. Most emails begin with the sender saying they never thought they’d be selected. And I can relate with this thought. […]

Read More

Another year, another VB

I’m drinking another bottle of VB (Victoria Bitter) beer. It’s a beer I’ve always disliked, though I drink it every year on this day. It means another year has passed since my good mate JPS passed away. A guy that was full of life, and a fridge often filled with VB. This day is devoted […]

Read More

Applying EA to my life

Everyone brings their experience and life to their work, afterall it is who we are.  People may assume it works the other way also.  It’s not always the case. I’ve heard of chefs who refuse to cook at home. And some strict, powerful people I’ve seen in the workplace are absolutely bubbly, softies away from […]

Read More

The saddest blog I hope I ever write

A tragic event rocked our new year.  On New Year’s Eve, a dear family friend’s son took his own life. It still seems like a bad dream. There was no prior warning, there were no signs. There seems to be no reasons. An army of friends banded together to show the family their support and help. Though […]

Read More