Regular readers of Blog of Dad know that I like to spend time in the kitchen. For me, cooking is a pleasurable experience (unlike washing up, which is… not pleasurable). One of the things that makes the kitchen an enjoyable place to be is the right tools. Investment in a few key, extremely high quality,
My Sunday Photo post for this week is of a brilliant Botany Bay Sunrise! I had headed down to Botany Bay in search of Sydney’s flattest running track, which you can read all about in my Do Amazing Things (The 10 Kilometre Run) post. After my run, I was fortunate enough to catch this stunning scene.
This time last year, I could barely run two kilometres. I didn’t believe that I was terribly unfit, but I knew I wasn’t at my peak. It was a bit of an eye-opener when I eventually took the plunge and decided to take up running again. The journey has had plenty of ups and downs.
I like to think of myself as an intrinsically motivated person. I like to think that, when it comes to my fitness, I get up early three times a week because that’s what needs to be done for me to take care of myself – to make me a healthy person. However, the truth is
We have been enjoying a few sunny days here in Sydney. While there is still the definite chill of winter in the air, it has been nice enough to get outside and enjoy the parks. We weren’t the only ones out and about having fun – these Corellas seemed to be having a great time
Science, Technology Engineering and Maths For the uninitiated, the acronym STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. STEAM learning is cross-disciplinary, with an emphasis on problem solving. STEAM Play & Learn contains 20 fun step-by-step preschool projects about science technology, engineering art and maths. As the introduction to the book states “At the
Animals dominate this month’s picture book roundup. We’ve had all kinds of fun with books about tigers, wombats, penguins, dinosaurs, seals, cats, a moose, a pig in a wig… we have even had a book about a whole house becoming a zoo! Hannah loves animals of all shapes and sizes, so she has been well-and-truly
Last week I posted my photos from pre-dawn Cronulla. I took the photos with my smartphone after my run. In that post I moaned about not throwing my DSLR into the back of the car, so that I could have captured some better shots. This week I actually remembered to pack the camera! I’m pleased
Last Thursday marked the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere – the winter solstice. From now on, every morning will be just that little bit lighter. The cold will stick around for a while, but there is now the promise of summer on the horizon. The Story So Far… My running
Last Thursday was officially the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere – the winter solstice. While I was brave enough to get up for a run on that day, the cloudy weather meant trying to capture an image of it was pointless. Saturday, however was a different story. There was a near-cloudless