• Spikes Journal

    Notre Dame a sign?

    Be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world. – Dōgen21 April 2019 So, I write this not because I find it easy, but because I don’t. It’s bloody uncomfortable actually. I saw a YouTube video this Easter weekend. It was asking if we associated the terrible loss of Notre…

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    Time to DO MORE

    With our thoughts we make the world. – Buddha 19 April 2019 I woke up grateful today. 6:00am with a rich deep orange glow filling the kitchen as I poured coffee. Grateful for the beauty, grateful for my family, grateful for my health.. just grateful all over! I labelled a parcel,…

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    Great day to start a YouTube channel.

    Your limitation is purely your imagination. 13 April 2019 You know those days? The ones when your mind bounces casually from one positive thought to another? Like skipping through a summer meadow picking flowers as you go. Today, was one of those days. They don’t happen often, but when they do,…

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    WTF! A journal introduction.

    Currently experiencing life at multiple WTFs per hour. 1 April 2019 I have so much to say, I don’t know where to begin, but Brevity & Simplicity have never been my friends. Why say it in 10 words when I can construct 30?.. that could be my motto. So, I thought,…

  • Bahco Laplander Review Featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Kit Reviews

    Bahco Laplander Review

    If, like me, you love the mesmerising flicker of a camp fire or maybe you have trees in need of some TLC, the one thing we equally value is a good saw. So, I put this through its paces for my 2019 Bahco Laplander Review. Quality Reliability Features Price 0…

  • Lixada Titanium Mug Featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Kit Reviews

    Lixada Titanium Mug Review

    Whether I’m out bikepacking, hiking, wild camping or just tying up my hammock for a relaxing day with a good book, the thing I value most is a good cuppa. So, here’s my review of the Lixada Titanium Mug, cups & cookware. Quality Reliability Features Price 0 Style 0 Usability…