Wednesday, November 29, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

A while ago I finished up on War. What an amazing project to have been a part of. The final result was truly spectacular and to have been able to work within such an amazing team to achieve this it truly inspiring. I am very fortunate o be able to work on a project like this with such amazing people, and am always amazed at what the incredible artists that I work with can achieve.

Trailer

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Cheetas

The other day I was lucky enough to meet the Cheetas at the Wellington Zoo. This was truly an amazing experience; getting to witness them so close, see how their muscles move, their tail twitches. Their fur feels very different to cat fur, and their tongues are crazy! Their purr reverberates so loudly. Such beautiful creatures, I am just so lucky to have had this experience!

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo

Vancouver

So I just realised that for some stupid reason I didn't post about our biggest vacation for a while, back to Vancouver. This vacation was Late May to Late June, about 5 weeks. We booked an air bNb in downtown Vancouver so we could relive the similar things we enjoyed when we were living in Vancouver a few years ago.

So this was a bad idea with a baby, we should have gone for a suburban lower density accommodation because we hit Vancouver during a "heat wave", so the apartment was in the high 20's all the time, and we couldn't cool the apartment as there was no A/C and the douche bags down stairs smoked 24/7 so when we opened the windows for cool air, we also got smoke which is not preferable with a baby. F$%k-wits!

Anyways, it was great catching up with all our friends again and revisiting favourite restaurants and sights. Morning runs and swimming in Kitsalano and Second Beach Pools was amazing!

We made it into the Oakanagen to see Heis, Dev and Becky. It as a great escape from downtown Vancouver.

Then unfortunately there was bad family news back home, so we had to change plans and return to Adelaide asap. Within a few days we had bailed on that shitty Vancouver apartment and were headed to cold Adelaide winter weather. Making the best of a shit situation, having parents around to look after Beau, the holiday actually got more relaxing upon returning home.

Anyways, I can't remember it all, but here's some pics.

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver 2017

And then Adelaide:

Adelaide 2017

Adelaide 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tui

First post for a while. I just took some photos of a Tui in our backyard. They are beautiful NZ birds and have the most amazing bird call.
Tui

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Coffee

I have been pretty lazy of late with blog posting. Mainly due to lack of time with some large life changes. However one thing that is always grounding and a favorite ritual of mine is to start the day with a coffee. Regardless of the tool, there is still some process which helps ease into the day. Each method produces a different flavour from the same beans and grind, and each process takes a different amount of time. Here are two of my coffee making apparatus. The aeropress and the siphon. The aeropress is great for portability and a quick coffee. The siphon is great for a large quantity and for a bit of a show. This one is good when you have a bit of time to kill.
Aeropress
Aeropress
                                                     Aeropress
Aeropress
Siphon
                                                     Siphon
                                                     Siphon
Siphon


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ngaio

I've been trying to get out on the weekends a bit more. Last weekend I took the camera around Ngaio to capture some of what I feel is "Ngaio".

Back street stairway.
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Looming Mt Kaukau.
Ngaio

Main St.
Ngaio

Church
ExplorngWellington (29 of 25)

Winter Snow on the Tararua Ranges.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wellington Urban Ultra

Two weeks ago, with minimal training, I completed my first ultra marathon. 63kms and over 3km of vertical. The race took me around Wellingtons beautiful trail network. It is amazing to have these trails so close to home.
It was the first running of the event and it went off without a hitch. The whole race atmosphere was great and was so well organised. I hauled my sore ass over the finish line in 8hrs. My quads are still a bit sore, probably thanks to the lack of stretching and/or training.

Now thats over I'm looking forward to some lower mileage training runs and getting back into some enjoyable lunchtime runs. Something that will let me run daily without feeling broken all the time :-)

I think the next ultra will be a bit longer and a lot flatter :-)


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