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  1. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Found out the Jimny does not meet Australian Safety standards and has been discontinued in Australia..new model being released November so will wait for now...
  2. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Also I picked up Star Wars games, Knights of the old republic I and II. They are old games but supposed to be pretty good and I think my new laptop will be able to run them so I can play them when I'm commuting.
  3. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Week 4 - Day 1 (Tuesday) - No Alcohol - 1 hour walk or 1 hour gym every day - Track Calories - "Never 2 in a row" Week 4 - Day 1 (Wednesday) - No Alcohol - 1 hour walk or 1 hour gym every day - Track Calories - "Never 2 in a row" Week 4 - Day 1 (Thursday) - No Alcohol - 1 hour walk or 1 hour gym every day - Track Calories - "Never 2 in a row" I think this challenge is basically down the toilet but I'll still try to go to the gym tomorrow and do a bushwalk on the weekend. My motivation has evaporated due to a number of factors. We're thinking about buying a 4x4 for some adventures on fire trails, probably be 6-8 months away but thinking of one of these little devils, Suzuki Jimny. Bit on the small side but we have no kids and the seats fold down so could work.
  4. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Thanks Tank, it was a shock. Yes, around 50, I knew she had not been well but still it was a shock. I feel so sorry for her husband, we used to surf together when I lived in Sydney, super nice chilled guy. He came home from work and found her
  5. A swift challenge [zenLara]

    Interesting, a 2 bed apartment in the Sydney CBD is around AUD $1000 a week which is about 600 euros a week, or 2400 euros a month so you can see why I thought it sounded cheap! It is less expensive in the suburbs but still a lot more than Spain. Everything is relative of course, the salaries are probably higher too. I used to rent out my apartment for the first 3 years when we moved, we had excellent tenants and it was still a pain in the ass dealing with them and the building association so I can understand that decision. At least you are still working toward owning it, effectively paying double rent is bound to be a challenge though.
  6. The courage to continue [Endor]

    I had some terrible news today, an old friend died last weekend. Since I moved up the coast we have not seen each other as much the last few years but when I first moved to Australia she was a very supportive and welcoming friend and I know she did the same for a great many people. She showed me friendship in a time when I was really in need of it and very new to Sydney and to Australia. The generosity of spirit she showed me in those early days has always stayed with me and I feel a strong sense of loss even though we've not been close for a couple of years. I have a number of close friends that are turning 50 this year, her death at this age is a strong reminder that our time on earth is shorter than we think and we must spend it wisely. Enjoy your life, don't dwell on remorse, don't stress or worry too much, be kind, love your friends, do your best and don't regret your decisions. Dark times, I'll try my best not to let the black dog back in but this is a song I have a long history with and is timely for the passing of an old friend. Tough times but special memories too.
  7. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Ha! That's awesome! Maybe out West in the great Nullabor, that's a huge desert so who knows, maybe it's true?!
  8. A swift challenge [zenLara]

    This one looks quite nice: https://www.idealista.com/en/inmueble/39969934/ The rent is cheap compared to Sydney but I don't know how it compares for Guadalajara or Spain in general.
  9. A swift challenge [zenLara]

    I had a moment of severe self doubt about my Geography capabilities for a moment there!! It never rains but it pours. You are dealing with a lot of things all at once, that's bound to feel heavy. I don't have much experience with the other things so i can't offer much advice. However I can say there is absolutely no shame in talking about your feelings around your cat, completely natural and understandable to feel that way in that situation and I totally empathise. I feel helpless, guilty and powerless even when my pets just have medical issues. A fox will be a fox and that's how he's meant to be, not your fault at all but still you can be sad about that situation for a while, I would be too. You might have depended on your cat in some ways to help you cope with some of the other difficult situations you are facing at the moment, I know my pets console me and lift my spirits when I'm in a bad spot. You may also still be grieving for him, it wasn't all that long ago that he passed. I know it might sound silly but perhaps you could place something else in his grave to remind you of him, maybe an old collar or a toy so that you have still have some place to go and think about him that has a connection. Perhaps plant a tree or a bush there? Or maybe it might be a good time to prepare a scrapbook with some photos to remember him by or something like that. You have a lot going on right now, try to be kind to yourself and keep on exercising is a great idea.
  10. Emerald Eagle trains to survive (and ultimately to thrive)

    Glad it's not a rupture or anything too serious, knees can be bad injuries. Tendon strains, not really much you can do except rest unfortunately. I see lots of core and upper body work in your near future! We did 1 leg burpees in my session this week, I know you LOVE burpees so they could be an option for you. Also reverse burpees, planks, pull from the floor with a rope, sled pulls, bench press, strict press, BO row, pistols, pushups, banded pullup practice, russian twists, good mornings, GHD, still heaps of stuff you can do If you can pull off single leg skipping i'll be impressed, now hop to it!!
  11. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Week 4 - Day 1 (Tuesday) - No Alcohol - 1 hour walk or 1 hour gym every day - Track Calories - "Never 2 in a row" My wife had a cider in the sunshine on the deck yesterday afternoon when she got back from work at the riding school, I was sorely tempted to join her but managed to resist. Ate well and went to bed early but today I'm feeling pretty rough, think I am coming down with a cold. I'll see how I feel tonight as to whether I got to the gym again or not, I'm hoping it's just carb flu but really I know it's not. Got headache, sore eyes, swollen glands etc. Anyway will continue to eat well and hopefully fight it off before it starts.
  12. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Space aliens who used aboriginals as slaves wrote their mind control spells on the wall so they didn't forget them! There's lots of controversy about the origin, the theories range from they appear to be genuine (inspected by Egyptologists) to some kids carved them in the 50's for a joke out of pictures from a school text book. I did a little bit of research on it but frankly I don't want to know the truth if they're fakes, I like to imagine ways they could have got there, although I am unaware of any other egyptology in the area, we have a distinct lack of pyramids and sphinx around here The Eucalyptus trees are really cool, I love the way some of them grow all over the place. They play a big part in the way the bush looks, they control the environment by dropping so much bark that eventually there's a fire which kills pretty much everything apart from them. Lovely smells off them too at certain times of year. I like the pics of your countryside too though and you probably have a lot more variety through Spain than we do. Most of the bush here looks very similar wherever you go.
  13. RaideR releases the Ranger Restlessness!

    What a shame, that's a really uncomfortable feeling and exactly the sort of atmosphere I would hate to be in. I hope none of them were coaches. that would be even worse. I guess you should also remember that SRLF had her stuff stolen there a while back, sounds like you're right, an asshole element has invaded. Whatcha have?
  14. The courage to continue [Endor]

    Week 4 - Day 1 (Monday) - No Alcohol - 1 hour walk or 1 hour gym every day - Track Calories - "Never 2 in a row" Today I remembered Winston is my sponsor for this challenge and I rallied. I procrastinated this morning and missed the gym session, then procrastinated again until the very last minute before racing to the gym and making it with 30 seconds to spare. Very tough session but I feel good for going.