Ladders, snakes & lakes

I got to go back to the mountains and swim in a few more high lakes (I promise to give you a break from alpine lake pictures after these). Some more stellar summer weather took us up the Wilkin Valley to visit Lakes Lucidus, Castalia and Diana, beneath the stunning peaks of Castor, Pollux andContinue reading “Ladders, snakes & lakes”

Take me back to the mountains

We just got back from four great days in the mountains. Sitting in the Lake Hawea bar, with people around me extolling the virtues of flush toilets, chips and beers, all I could think was “I wish I was still in the mountains and I don’t care about flush toilets, chips or beer.” To beContinue reading “Take me back to the mountains”

Are we still not nearly there?

Over a year ago I wrote a post asking ‘Are we nearly there yet?‘. My conclusion at the time was that we were not nearly anywhere, in relation to COVID-19. I often want to ask whether we are nearly there yet when picking our row of raspberry canes, as it takes around 2 hours toContinue reading “Are we still not nearly there?”

Connections

One of my favourite mental activities is seeing connections between different disciplines and ideas and one of my favourite out-of-my-head activities is seeing connections between people. Our informal New Year party, a mostly annual event, connected some people as well as giving me some connections between ideas. We held the party, despite my concerns aboutContinue reading “Connections”