Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love
From Los Angeles to New York, love is everywhere!
unwind from the grind
The challenge this week is letters: I love this picture, firstly because it’s New York. But for the theme this week, I love how the glowing letters on each and every sign and slogan competes for your attention and tries to ‘out-brighten’ each other.
Each month I’ll showcase a selection of songs that I’m absolutely loving. Some old, some new, some fast, some slow, but hopefully most of them are just obscure enough that your taste can potentially expand into other parts of the vast musical landscape. Who knows, you may be minutes away from discovering your next favourite artist…!
Here are my picks for January 2016:
On the weekend I watched a YouTube clip while eating lunch. A mindless 10 minute collection of baseball bloopers. It’s harmless fun and gave me a chuckle while I digested my sandwich. The video ended and for whatever reason, I scrolled down to the comments section below. I should have known better. Continue reading “The trolls are rampant”
A new year means new resolutions!
I’m joking. This post contains NO new resolutions! Resolutions are hastily constructed, often under the alcoholic haze of fireworks and party hats, and ironically involve feel good quotes about healthy eating, quitting smoking, and getting more exercise. If you remember them come January 15, you’ve done better than most. Continue reading “No Year’s Resolutions”
To all those people who have been following my blog throughout the last 12 months, you are terrific and I can’t thank you enough! For those of you who have recently stumbled into my café, I hope you pull up a chair and stay for 2016.
Continue reading “A fresh brew”
Music is something that brings me immense joy, so it would be odd for me to exclude it from this blog. The hardest question I’m repeatedly asked is, ‘So what sort of music do you listen to?’ to which I usually reply, ‘How long have you got?’
In a society that persistently pushes us to do more, and to do it faster, how do we resist the urge to keep up?
Life is constructed of hundreds of thousands of events, some of which we see, interact with, and understand, but some of which pass us by without having the faintest clue they even happened. Continue reading “Timing is everything”
I’m 33 years old. I’ve always been male, done fairly typical male things, plus I’ve got the body parts to prove it! Biologically, I’m male. Continue reading “What does it take to be a real man?”
Standing in front of the mirror, the slow-growing bulge of my stomach caught my eye, as it seems to more often these days. The usual reflexive thought sprung to mind; Continue reading “Willpower? Forget it!”
So it’s Monday morning (or it will be soon for most of you).
Where are you headed this week? Have you thought about what you want to achieve over the next 7 days? If you haven’t, why not? If you have, is it any different to last week?
I’m not being critical. I haven’t either. Which is what inspired this brief post.
Most weeks are spent sailing on by. We sail through school, work, or looking for work, and every now and then we have events on the weekend that we can think about through the week. Playing sport, attending a wedding, having lunch with family or friends, or just chilling out and watching a movie. The weekend quickly comes to a close, and suddenly you wake up and it’s Monday morning again.
Is that an aimless way to live? Not necessarily. Life is life and everyone can live it how they choose. But sometimes it can be helpful to give your life just a wee bit more meaning.
I wrote a previous post about not hating Monday’s, but rather using them to your advantage. Monday’s are a chance for a fresh start. Most people align Monday with the start of their new goal, be it work-related, dieting, or any other personal goal. Who decides to cut out junk food on a Friday night? No-one!! The weekend is your last chance to throw down as many Big Macs as you can!
So here’s a task for your brand new Monday. List 3 things you want to achieve this week. Make sure one of those things is different to anything you’ve done for at least the last month.
My one goal for this week, which is something I haven’t done for quite a long time is go for a bike ride. That’s it. Something small, relatively easy, and healthy!
Life is one long series of accomplishments. But it’s hard to accomplish anything if you don’t set out to in the first place.
So I was sitting at work today, caught a glimpse of my socks, and thought of a new blog post. Fascinating hey? Continue reading “The oddity of socks!”
Unfortunately stress is a concept deeply ingrained in modern society, and it provides people with a quick and easy label to excuse a range of behaviours. Continue reading “The real stress reliever”
Sel and I just arrived home from a journey that saw us traverse the vast landscape of the United States for almost two months. Culturally, it wasn’t the smack in the face that we received multiple times in Burma several years ago, but in the way that traveling always does, it opened my eyes to something that contradicted the seemingly long plane trip to get over there. Continue reading “The grass isn’t always greener”
Unfortunately the title isn’t a metaphor. I literally dropped our recently acquired GoPro down a 160 foot (almost 50 metres) cenote here in Mexico. Continue reading “I dropped my GoPro down a cenote”
A day trip out to Alcatraz Island… combining my passions of travel, photography & crime. What more could I ask for?
Continue reading “Escaping to the Rock”
Here’s just a few observations from our first 3 weeks in the USA! Continue reading “10 things about America, by an Aussie”
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Wall.”
Continue reading “The surprise of Mobile, Alabama”
Charlie treated himself to an early lunch. After all, the morning had been hectic. More meetings than he could count, or cared to remember, and non-stop phone calls. He was exhausted. Continue reading “The Life of Charlie Norman: “Lunch break””
So we’re in Florida now exploring the theme parks but to reflect on the fantastic time we spent in New York, here are some of my favourite photos. I could easily spend a month in this city purely taking photographs. Melting pot is an understatement…. Continue reading “New York, New York”
So we were traveling from New York to Miami. A four-hour flight. Long enough to get through a small bag of peanuts but short enough to put away the sleeping pills. Continue reading “A lesson from a fellow plane passenger”
Here are some few photos from the most amazing park I’ve set foot in… Continue reading “That park in the middle”
As part of the countdown to our adventure to the U.S that kicks off in only a few days time, I thought I’d share some simple travel tips. All of these are extremely simple: Continue reading “11 Simple Travel Tips!”
No? That’s perfectly fine.
Society can sometimes get bogged down in a mindset where we must continually strive to find the perfect job. Continue reading “Do you LOVE your job?”