“I made it” – Peter at Run Melbourne 2014

The alarm clock rings at 7:30am on Sunday morning. Sze Wey is stirring. I, on the other hand, have to get up and get COFFEE. I can function without coffee. But not as well. Not when I need that extra zip. And boy do I need the “extra zip” this morning. Reason – we are…

Hitting The Road Again

Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.…

At the Game

It was a beautiful Easter Monday afternoon, Despite a strong breeze, the sun was shining bright enough to take the autumn chill out of the air. Not that we need it because we were walking at a brisk pace. A very brisk pace. We could’ve broken out into a light jog except for the difficulty…

Running for the Kids

Last Sunday we took part in a 5.5km run to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital here in Melbourne. As usual, we were a bit late for the event. Never one to pop out of bed with a smile, the difficulty level was set even higher when it involved both Peter and Aidan getting…

Footy is Back

Footy season started this week. In Melbourne, you will need a doctor to check you out if you do not know what footy is. It is the biggest thing on the sporting calendar for Melbournians. In fact I reckon, there are more journalists covering footy than any other sport here. I don’t know what they…

“In all my year…

“In all my years of exploration, these are the creatures I find most curious. For the first time ever, filmed over the course of three afternoons in deepest Russia, using the world’s most state of the art cameras, this is curling.” “Here we have a pack of sliding curlers. Watch as the alpha female displays…

Curling

Today, after watching almost ten days of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, I finally decided to look into the sport of curling. It goes without saying that trying to understand a sport by listening to the commentary is my often tried and tested method. But in this case, it was an absolute failure. The…