January 22, 2020

Getting into the swing of 2020

I’m three weeks into work for the new year and it’s going steady so far. I’ve been enjoying my rides into work, despite the terribly hot and stormy weather. Though, I’m very grateful for the rain Townsville has been receiving this past week. So, a few things have been happening, I’ve serviced my bicycles and have a project that’ll keep me relatively busy most of […]

January 7, 2020

January Commute Challenge

Hi friends, last month I successfully completed the Strava Rapha #Festive500 Challenge which involves riding 500km during the 8-days between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. It came right down the line for me with a little bit of scarring and a fall on one of my rides, but I made it through. Since completing this challenge, I had a well earned break of about […]

October 9, 2019

Maria Island, Tasmania – Phone Coverage

Phone coverage for the island is patchy at best but rest assured campers that like staying connected! In and around the main camping site at Darlinghurst you can expect 50-90% 4G coverage (meaning 2- 4 bars) according the the iPhone! Which is great news. So when you’re exploring just snap photos and leave your phone in Airplane and when your back at base upload those […]

August 21, 2019

The Daily Commute

Since commencing work in the city, I’ve started riding to work! I’ve been enjoying the ease of being able to squeeze in physical activity both before and after work. So, on average I’ve been riding about 4 out of every five days. I seem quicker on my commute home than my commute into the city. Work has secure facilities for securing my Trek bicycle – […]

July 22, 2019

Malaysia, Penang

The last week we’ve been able to get into Asia, just across the equator into the nation of Malaysia. It’s the first time I’ve flown into a non-english speaking nation. Though, in general, you find that most can speak enough English to enable you to order what you need when for example buying food or groceries. My wife and I have been staying with family […]

June 6, 2019

Uni is Over

It’s been a pretty full on last month. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been studying and I’ve pretty much finished all my assessments. Well, now I can say, I’ve finished all my study, I’m just eagerly awaiting the results! Hopefully I’m able to obtain D or a HD for my current enrolled course. Aside from University, I’ve had a pretty busy week! […]

May 26, 2019

Putting my Handy Man skills to work

It’s been almost a month since I last posted here! I do have a reason though! I have been quite busy with Uni. I’ve been completing a 2500 word report for Uni, which I handed in on Friday. So, that’s been a huge burden off my shoulders. Now, I just need to complete a 40-minute online test and then I’ll be finished for the semester. […]

April 30, 2019

Settling In

So, we’ve been at the new house for just over a week now. Already, it’s starting to look like our home. Sophie has set the kitchen up and the linen closets, and we are finally getting onto the smaller things that go in all the extra storage areas, you know like; board games and serving items such as jugs for entertaining family and friends. Well, […]

April 23, 2019

First move in 16 Years

In my last post I mentioned that Sophie and I have been looking at a house – Well, it’s come through, and I can confirm we have a house to call home as of the 18th of April 2019! Might, I add that this move is my first in 16 years. As, after Sophie and I got married we lived in my parent’s place. So, […]

April 10, 2019

Travelling for Work

So, this week has turned out to be a bit of an adventure. I’ve been working but have been sent off on a conference to Brisbane. So, I’m writing this post from the Brisbane Domestic Airport in Queensland, Australia. The conference I attended is one that is for school technician’s in state schools. There were quite a few take-home points, many of which, I cannot […]