It was great meeting the aunts, uncles and cousins who up until know had been merely a character in a couple of anecdotes. It was also particularly nice to meet up with old workmates and friends from my last time over there. And finally it was great to play a lot of Guitar Hero and drink plenty of Aussie beer. I also got a chance to play through all of Half-life : Portal, which I now declare to be the best game made for the PC since, I dunno, Doom ?
So now back at work and pushing through some new years resolutions type stuff. Trying to push back hard on the weight and fitness again – last year got me almost two stone lighter, but those were the two easy stones I think ! Really hoping to battle my way down to 17 stone the start of this year. Fortunatley, my exercise regime has evolved now, such that I have cycling to work (2-3 times a week), the gym (trying for twice a week, but…), yoga on Tuesdays and practice runs at the weekend when Jon and I are both available. Hopefully by the time the 10K run in May comes around, I’ll be in a good place.
Along with the yoga, I signed up for a brief creative writing course. Hopefully out of this I can develop a few writing ideas I’ve had rattling around for a while, and at least “give it a go”. The only failure is not trying 😉 Simliarly, a stand-up comedy course I finally took is beckoning me to trying out a stand up gig just the once. Not sure I’m advertising that one just yet though.