the art of self encouragement

the seduction of a french cock

In 1939 at the New York World Trade Fair, famous sports brand Le Coq Sportif launches its new creation, the sweat suit, that the French dubbed, ‘The Sunday uniform.’  What … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 8 Comments

turning your cart

Ryokan, a Zen Buddhist Monk is the author of my all time favourite poem. It goes along the lines of  “if you point your cart south when you want to … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 20 Comments

burning in the bush

Inspired by “trouncing around in the snow” theoldfellowgoesrunning i’ve decided to share an Australian version, “burning in the bush” for my OS friends.  Let’s start with our famous Kangaroo.  Yes not … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 42 Comments

ristretto – italian for restraint

A Ristretto is a short pull on a double espresso shot giving just the first 30mls of intense syrupy black coffee. Whenever I order it the barista glances my way. It’s a … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

and then there’s the rest of us

A good percentage of the population are level headed, safe characters.  They are the ones that follow the advice of their elders, finish school, study in a field with good job … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 18 Comments

3am write it down

I got this for xmas from my eldest daughter Ashlee.  sequinandstripe My first thought, “How did she know?” was quickly followed by the visual of someone awake at 3am with the thought … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 5 Comments