Tag Archive | Random

Last day in the office

Today is the day: my final day in the office. It’s only 11am but I have already packed my remaining personal possessions into a little pile to take home and have organised for my alter-ego to be ensconced happily at my desk (though I have moved his so I can write this post and do […]

A cute mascot for my trip

I have a little mascot for my trip. Something to take pictures of in scenic or crazy settings. Something with a link to people who support me. Something to help me focus when the going gets tough. Something to remind me to Squeeze, Stretch, Trigger and Move my muscles every day; particularly when they are sore or […]


I am sitting in my office on a Saturday morning catching up on work I’ve missed the past few weeks. I am content with life. I’m listening an American country music radio station on my computer and about to start working through my list of things to do. My office is littered with bits and […]

Carnarvon Gorge here we come

In just under four hours I’ll be getting into my parents’ car and heading off to Carnarvon Gorge for the week. We’re unlikely to have internet while we’re out there so you might have to wait until we return to read about it and see the photos. Rest assured that I’m back out adventuring, smiling and […]

Frequently asked questions

As I start this unconventional journey as an itinerant adventurer, I thought I’d start a Frequently Asked Questions page to answer the questions that I have started to hear and also the questions I always ponder when I read about other itinerant adventurers’ lives. If you have a question you would like answered, just post […]

Getting back into life at home

I’ve been back from Kenya for a few days now. It’s been so hectic that I’ve barely had a chance to do any exercise, let alone feel any jet lag. Here’s how my return to Kenya has looked (note, I’m not complaining – I just can’t believe how much I’ve achieved this week so soon […]

Year of the Horse = Year for travel

It seems that it’s a good thing I bought a touring bike. I was reading my horoscope for the Year of the Horse and according to Susan Levitt: “Finally, greatness! Horse is your strong allie (sic) so together you can make sweet music — and have a lot of fun in the process. Let loose, […]

Just a photo for Friday

The Gold Coast international airport is literally a 5 minute walk to the beach. I had to pick my parents up this morning and arrived 10 minutes early. It’s amazing how just 5 minutes at the beach can feel like a holiday. 

Update on Tasmanian Trail trip

With just over a week until I was meant to be traveling to Tasmania to cycle the Tasmanian Trail, I still haven’t heard back about the fate of my mountain bike frame. Rather than try to salvage a trip, I have decided to just forfeit the $100 and frequent flyer points I used to pay […]

A quiet week

“Rock” climbing, a photo by andrewgillsag on Flickr. While I had hoped to log some bigger mileage on my bike this week, circumstances have led to it being a quiet one. But it’s been enjoyable all the same. Yesterday I rode my mountain bike to and from work. At just 12-13km each way, it’s easy […]