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Black and Blue Man lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2020 (Part 1)

At long last, 2020 is over. Well, symbolically at least. The new normal it has brought us continues. But it’s the start of a new year, which can mean great hope. And of course, resolutions. And as you may have … Continue reading

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The Return of Black and Blue Man (Part 1)

Just after 10:30pm, Friday, 26 January 2018. Finally, it was time. I sat down to something I hadn’t done for…yikes, almost a year now. After putting it off for so long, how would I go? There was only one way … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Four

Prologue Part One Part Two Part Three Bridge Five: The Gladesville Bridge I headed north-west through suburban Drummoyne. And as I neared the Gladesville Bridge, I was surprised to find that it was almost noon. Back in 2014, I had … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Three

Prologue Part One Part Two Village One: Milsons Point Village I walked quickly through North Sydney towards Milsons Point. Fortunately, most of the way it was downhill. I ate two of the two chocolate bars I’d bought on impulse the … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Two

Prologue Part One The Day Before: The Bumpy Road to North Sydney Saturday, 29 October 2016. Today I would be travelling to the Rydges North Sydney to check in for the next three nights. I could have gotten there by … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part One

Prologue Planning: The Four Very Important Things As I mentioned in my previous post, there were four very important things I’d have to do differently this year to ensure that I completed the 7 Bridges Walk. The first and easiest … Continue reading

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Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Prologue

Back in 2014, I made my first attempt at the Seven Bridges Walk. As I recounted in my series ‘Seven Bridges to Cross’, it was a very interesting experience – if at times a very grueling one – and despite … Continue reading

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It’s been one year

PROLOGUE I had originally begun writing this post a few weeks ago…but two tries later, it just wasn’t working. Last night, I began another post about a different subject…but that didn’t work either. But while trying to write last night’s … Continue reading

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The jazz oases

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, just before 2pm. I’d just checked in at the Abode Hotel Woden, and now I was entering my room – where I was greeted by an unexpected sound. Music. I listened to the music as I … Continue reading

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Lone Aussie Rider

Today I learned about Chris Anderson, the Lone Aussie Rider who on 1 May began an incredible journey to raise money and awareness for beyondblue. Having started from Frankston in Victoria, Chris is aiming to ride 20,000 kilometres by bicycle … Continue reading

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