Despite the crap weather we've had over the last few weeks, Sydney really turned it on today. It was a beautiful day - warm, but not too warm; cool, but not too cool - and so Sue and I spent the afternoon wandering around the Royal Botanic Gardens. In between, we took in a tour … Continue reading Beautiful Winter Day
For the last few days I've been needing an "excuse" to try out my new camera. For the first couple of days the sky has been a little grey. But even then, as the weather improved, and with good intentions, I was waylaid on another by colleagues to have a drink at a funky inner … Continue reading Sydney Summer
As I made my way down to the beach, I suddenly realised (through the unfamiliarity of the landscape) I'd never visited Clovelly Beach before. Sure, I've been for quite a few (mostly birthday) lunches at the Clovelly Hotel before, but never the beach. I was at the pub again today for a terrific birthday lunch … Continue reading Clovelly Beach
After the glorious weather of the last few days, I've arrived back in Sydney to a thunderstorm. I like thunderstorms, by the way. I went in to the Lismore office for work today and got a remarkable amount done. I guess that's always the way when you're out of your regular workspace. Mid afternoon, I … Continue reading 45 Minutes in Ballina
Spent a fabulous day at Manly, celebrating a friend's birthday. Like everyone else, I pulled out my phone to take a photograph of the storm as it arrived.
There was a point half way through the day when I couldn't stop giggling. Along with the rest of the tour group, I was standing on a beach on the south east coast of Iceland. We were all very cold and it was snowing. The on-line brochure and accompanying research I'd done before-hand suggested clear … Continue reading Extreme Iceland