★ Oh shoot, where is the time going?

This is just a quick referral back to a previous article where I mentioned a bunch of things I wanted to get done these holidays. Well the first week is over and what have I managed to do? Nothing at all!

That’s not entirely true I guess as I have played two rounds of golf, and I’m playing again on Tuesday morning. Plus there was Christmas and that’s three days where it’s impossible to get much done.

Hrmm, maybe I need to get strict on myself and get one thing on the list done by New Years. Ok, how about I get either the redesign of this site done or the redesign of Pain Gone done. Maybe both.

In other news I bought a new bike. I got a Giant Talon XC Mountain Bike. It’s pretty awesome, nice to ride, fun to ride. I used to do a lot of riding, mostly downhill mountain biking, and after an injury I pretty well stopped and with that I probably put on a few extra kg’s as well. So instead of a New Years resolution to lose some weight and get more exercise, I always break my resolutions, I decided to start early and get some motivation happening before. So far so good.

The other cool thing with the whole riding / exercise thing is that I grabbed a GPS / Mapping app for my iPhone called Trails, basically it uses the iPhone’s GPS to map where you’re riding / hiking / running / whatever. You can export the maps as well, so expect to see a few of my rides turning up on here sooner or later.

And last but not least, today I finally got around to buying more herbs and vegetables for my garden. So now I’m growing Basil, Parsley, Chives, Celeriac, Thai Mint, Mint, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Strawberries, Carrots, Rocket, and Asparagus. I planted all the herbs plus the Strawberries in a couple of planters and a garden bed just outside our front door, and the rest is going in a garden bed out the back that I need to do some work on tomorrow. I think I’m also going to buy some Chillies, Lettuce, Zucchini, Cucumber, Beans, and a few other vegetables for the bed out the back.

You can expect most of those herbs to turn up in some recipes blogs sooner or later.

Anyway, take it easy and I’ll probably catch you all in the New Year!

Herbs

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My name is Mathew Packer, I live on the east coast of Australia in Newcastle with my wife Cath, my son Travis, and our dog Cherry Bomb.

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