Great North Walk

Monday May 19, 2014 (5 weeks to Grandmas) Consistent week of running for a total of 60km over five days. Painful heel on every run but otherwise feeling a bit quicker and stronger.… Continue reading

On my way to Grandmas

Monday – May 12, 2014 (6 Weeks to Grandmas Marathon) I had meant to keep a weekly update of my training progress towards my return to running a marathon, but the return was… Continue reading

Far North Queensland

March 21, 2014 A wonderful  weekend visiting Townsville and Mission Beach in tropical North Queensland, for a friends 50th birthday celebration. It has been over 30 years since my last visit to Townsville.… Continue reading

Au Revoir Sweetie

Paris August 5,2013Goodbye Paris and hello home! Could not resist one last look. We lay on the grass in the shade of the beautifully clipped trees in the Champ de Mars to admire… Continue reading

Summer in Paris

Paris August 1-4, 2013It has been an interesting time being in Paris in the middle of summer – heat, dust, thousands of tourists, many locals abandoning the city, lots of shops closing for… Continue reading

Happy Soldes

Paris July 29-31, 2013To say I was excited to be back in Paris is an understatement.  I was looking forward to great food, fantastic bread and amazing tasting butter, wonderful street-scapes and interesting… Continue reading

Museums, Galleries and more

Zagreb July 25-29, 2013We arrived in the Croatian capital Zagreb after a  boring 7 hour train (and bus, as there was track work) trip from Split.  The countryside is pretty bleak for about… Continue reading

Split Split

Split July 19-24, 2013Split, what an aptly named place. It is split between being beautiful and ugly at the same time.  We arrived at around mid-morning and after a longish bus trip from… Continue reading

Tapestry of Creation

Girona July 17, 2013On our last day in Barcelona we took a day trip to Girona about 100km to the north. Having visited Segovia, Salamanca and Avila near Madrid, with similar historical importance… Continue reading

Hola Gaudi

Barcelona July 14-16, 2013 Walking down La Rambla at 4 am in the morning looking for our hotel is not how I imagined introducing Hammer to the beauty of this magical city. Our… Continue reading

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