Dianella is having a moment. From feeling like it was the back end of Perth, the suburb is suddenly buzzing. Growing up in Dianella, I was told the suburb was “at least an hour” from Fremantle. And almost as far to the hills, the city or the beach. As an adult, I now know this to be untrue, especially with easy access via Reid Hwy. … Continue reading Suburban spotlight
It seems both completely normal and slightly inappropriate that my first post in more than a year is about travel. Travel is something many of us have always taken for granted, something that has become extremely restricted and the stuff of daydreams since COVID-19 turned life as we know it upside down. In June I headed to Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia … Continue reading Broome or bust
In the year since I posted about my later-in-life conversion to running, I am pleased to report, I am still running. The Brooks running shoes are a little worse for wear and have been joined by a pair of Mizuno Wave runners and both should probably be retired this year. When I do get a new pair, will try to remember to record which shoes … Continue reading Yes, a pair of shoes can change your life
If there’s one thing that drives me mad when shopping it’s not wonky trolleys, but the proliferation of non-Australian ham and bacon. I’ll leave imported fish for a separate rant. Yes the label may say Australian-owned and operated but the devil is in the detail. The vast majority of sandwich ham and bacon is not Australian. Who knows where it is from? Mandatory labelling means … Continue reading Get Aussie pork on your fork
This is the question I asked myself tonight after taking off my first pair of Brooks running shoes. I bought them after my second running session almost three weeks ago, learning the reasons my Nikes were hurting my toes was possibly because one foot is a full half size bigger than the other. I am not a runner. I am not in the least bit … Continue reading Can a pair of shoes change your life?