Thursday, 25 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Today I am writing this from a Starbucks in the city which - by the way - means I get to call myself a real writer. Maybe I am about to write my bestseller. Oh if only that was all it took: coffee, free wifi and a laptop.
It's been a great week for me. I've felt inspired, enlightened and passionate about things I'd long forgotten. I've pushed my limits, challenged my willpower and survived. I feel on top of the world right now. To quote The Carpenter's song : 'such a feeling's coming over me, there is wonder in most everything I see.'
So this Thursday I am thankful for this week. I love my life and I am excited for what the future holds.
Have a great day people and remember to be thankful!
Thursday, 11 October 2012
I am thankful I didn't let him break me. Pyramid sets are hard but in an awesome kind of way.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
I decided to use my Google skills to see if I could find him some advice from other Dads of Daughters. Even though he already has two sometimes just knowing someone else feels as you do can be gratifying and maybe you learn something in spite of what you think you know.
Anyway I discovered this beautiful blog written by a guy named Michael. He describes his blog like this:
'This blog is a combination of the parenting style I’m trying to adopt and my attempt to capture the numerous thoughts I have as the doting father of a beautiful and precious little young lady who I’d like to see grow up and mature into a strong and talented woman someday. When that happens, my hope is that she will look back fondly on her childhood and say that I added life to her years… she is certainly adding to mine.
For my first Father’s Day, Isabella gave me a mug that said I was the best daddy in the world. You probably have one too. If you won’t tell my little girl, I won’t tell yours.'
Is that not beautiful? Anyway Big Brother when you read this go read his 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters and see if you agree, pick up some tips or maybe you have your own to add?
I can't wait to meet this newest princess!
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
4:20am. I'm waiting in the dark (I'm scared of the dark just for the record), waiting for my lift and imagining all sorts of Hobbly Gobblys lurking and waiting to eat me. Thankfully I was saved by a Yorkshire lass in a white car just as I was preparing to protect myself from the attack of some nasty creature creeping somewhere towards me. I could sense its evil presence.
5:45am. Arrive at meeting point and find other aforementioned crazy people. Let me tell you a little bit more about this hike. There is an event that takes place every year on the Gold Coast called The Kokada Challenge - this hike is only 6 km (they wouldn't turn around at 6km and come back they'd just keep going) out of that 96 km course and oh my. That is all. Oh my. It starts with a 2km uphill (gradient apparently 41, whatever that means, trust me it was pretty steep) then mixed terrain but mostly downhill for 4kms and then you get to turn around and climb 4kms uphill and end with the steep 2km downhill. Awesomeness!
Thankfully my company kept my mind off the journey. Laughing always makes everything easier. I still have the Wombles Theme song in my head.
9:35am. Back at base camp (I like calling it that, makes me feel like we climbed Everest). There are complaints of blisters, knee pain, back pain, tiredness but mostly there is there is this grand sense of accomplishment. Every person who got out of bed before the sun and attempted this hike, no matter how far they got before they turned back, I think should feel a little bit proud of their greatness. It is not something I would have thought I'd be able to do 2 years ago.
|Me with some of the other Crazy People and Kommando Nate!|
There is someone I like to thank. Without its help I may have gone ass over tit a few times. It appeared when I needed it most and I brought it home with me.
Oh and for the record my gluteus maximus has not fully recovered. Hot butt on the way!