Energy amazes me. Take coal or gas and set fire to it (energy), convert that energy to electricity (energy), turn on a switch at home and the heater comes on (energy). In the industrialised world, using unsustainable fuels were the norm. Then they built huge power stations like this one at Huntly. After all you … More 278 |365 Energy
We have family night (meeting) on Sunday nights. As you can see from the photo the kids are 100% engaged the whole time and really enjoy the interaction and discussion that we have.
Took J to his first school disco. He was eally shy and he reminded me of me. It was really interesting to watch him slowly build in confidence over the course of the night. I was thinking about how confidence often comes from experience. The more you do something, the more you push into areas … More 275 |365 – Confidence
Sometimes we completely forget that we import simple things like banana’s. We purchase them with very little thought to the origin or the people who produce them. We say we care about things like poverty or the environment, but its mainly lip service. Actually purchasing only products that make a difference for the causes we … More 273 |365 Banana’s
This is Puss in boots and one of my kids stuffed toys. You squeeze it and it says statements like “No problemo boss” “I thought you just said we were done doin things the stupid way” “You have engaged my valuable services” And appropriate for the day of the photo “I hate Mondays”
It’s late in the afternoon on Saturday and I head outside to hunt down the photo of the day. I chat to some of my neighbours who are washing cars and preparing for the next days travel, ‘normal things’. Then I head over and start taking photo’s of a tree because I like it’s lines … More 269 |365 Abnormal and Non Standard
Simple in design. Functional in use. Cheap to produce and meets the users requirements. My experience with IT projects over the years is that they generally lack these basic requirements. We could learn a lot from pegs.
Last year I coached my daughter’s 8-a-side hockey team and I thought I did a half decent job given I had absolutely no knowledge of hockey prior to becoming coach. This year her team has two very talented and very experienced coaches, Neil and John, who have played, coached and lead hockey for years. … More 262 | 365 Super Coach
Not every sunrise will be as beautiful as this one. Not every day will be the best day of your life. But today is a new day. Seize it! Make the change you have always wanted to make, even if it’s only for today. And if you fail… tomorrow is a … More 260 |365 A New Day
Sometimes in life we see opportunity coming like a wave of success. Like surfing we seize the moment, drop-in and catch the wave. We are stoked because the ride is exhilarating and for that moment we feel like we have found our sweet spot. Without warning, the wave changes and we wipeout as it … More 259 | 365 Wiping Out
Went in search for the Addington Coffee Co-op, took a wrong turn and ended up driving past the old abandoned Wood Bros flour mill. A quick google search reveals “The mill opened in 1891 and was powered by steam, lit by electricity and serviced by the railway line next door. The storage buildings pictured here … More 258 |365 Success fades
Waiting for a response can be like watching a clock slowly tick the seconds by. It can be frustrating and annoying when action is not happening. We can feel like we are wasting precious minutes, hours and days. At the moment I am waiting on a person to enable me to take the next … More 253 |365 Waiting
It’s winter. The 1st of June brings the official change in season, then the season lives up to its reputation and delivers rain. With the darker days comes much difficulty and a lack of energy for my 365 project. 251 days down, 115 to go.