Day one: Every thing feels the same, but everything has changed.

Day one won’t feel any different. This morning was cold. A little colder than expected actually. But that doesn’t much matter, does it? Today is day one. My usual shower routine was the same, the clothes the same. The coffee to my left (thought utterly delightful) the same, and the sleeping cocker spaniel in the hall way bemused by her … Read More

Pre-dawn Preparation

If you cant tell, I am currently in my third re-watch of the Vikings series. Ragnar and his wild viking army is perched just outside the castle gates with the unsuspecting English inside sipping tea (or something like that). They are waiting. Calmly sharpening a sword, rehearsing a few strokes with that new honed blade or simply resting against a … Read More

Rubber Duckies in the Bathtub

When you have a baby, I can promise you a few things. Your life will be changed forever in the positive You will start to have more photos on your phone of that purple and pink clad bundle of joy than anything else. Your beautiful morning routine will get fucked. Two out of three ain’t bad right. If you follow … Read More

Temptation, you fickle bitch

Temptation you fickle bitch you got me again. I was just sitting here, minding my own damn business and you had to chasse that sexy ass over onto my lap. I didn’t even make eye contact with you but you knew it was me. It was probably the way I averted my gaze that made me so obvious.  You slink … Read More

Progress through pain

Toil gives rise to skill. Pain gives rise to euphoria. And my personal favorite… ‘fuck-ups give rise to true wisdom’ – Chris Moore When was the last time you fucked up making toast? Probably somewhere in your teens right? Or was it last week when your sleepless baby led you on a caffeine addled morning of misadventure? Lessons are learned … Read More

Life, work, love, hurt, dragons & werewolves

This life thing is hard. From the moment we are thrust onto this earth the challenges begin. Breathing is new, feeding is troublesome and don’t even get me started on that crawling and walking adventure we’ve unwillingly signed up for. Then, we get to the running, jumping, falling stage. You body is in for a world of hurt here baby, … Read More

Frustrated? Good.

If progress (or your lack there of) is frustrating you. Good. Driving home after a long ass, caffeine deprived day I was in a shitty mood. Not your classic commuter rage. No bulging temple or red face to be seen here folks. Just that low hum of anger that tints the way you see the world. To get the ball … Read More

Don’t Eat the Cookie

To be honest, I don’t even want to eat the cookie. Sitting at this beautiful café in the middle of the gold coast you could easily be fooled into thinking that the world is perfect. The sun is shining through the floor to ceiling glass to my right and the awning is just perfectly obscuring that superb sunlight from my … Read More

Back to the barbell

For me the barbell is a base point. Like a homing pigeon I return here time and time again. A home base. A recurring theme from a younger, more vibrant stage. A comfortably uncomfortable pair of shoes that you love slipping into when the time is right. But why was the time ever wrong? What caused you to stray into … Read More

Bliss Balls

If you are looking for something sweet or an easy on the go snack, these are a great addition to your fridge (or freezer). Salted Caramel Bliss Balls Ingredients: 120g pitted dates 200g cashews 20g shredded coconut 1tsp tahini 1tsp vanilla Good pinch of salt flakes Method: Soak dates in boiled water for at least 20 minutes, until softened. Strain … Read More