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Broome or bust

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

Yes, a pair of shoes can change your life

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

Get Aussie pork on your fork

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

Can a pair of shoes change your life?

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?