Taking in the sights of Phuket.

Wednesday – Stampin Up! took us on a group activity out to a number of islands including ‘James Bond Island’, canoeing in and around the islands, visiting a village built over the ocean,  and providing lunch on an island. The islands are limestone islands in the Phang Nga National Park and are fairly unique in…

The Handbag’s Perspective 

Deb has worked really hard for another year with her Stampin Up! business and has earned another holiday of which I am really lucky to join her as her +1.  Or as I tell everyone – the handbag. These are always amazing holidays and this year is no exception as we find ourselves at the…

Just getting out of town

Deb has heard me complaining about my old self inflating mattress I take on the bike with me and given that I have had a few misadventures on the bike I need something comfortable to sleep on when I away on the bike.  So she went way over the top and suprised me with a Helinox camp…

Just takin’ it easy

For those who have followed my blog may have picked up the theme that I like riding my bike and I like riding a long way.  Well that is very true.  However, I also really love sharing my rides with Deb.  These rides aren’t measured in 1,000’s of kilometers but in the number of coffee shops,…

Memorial Ride 2016

Each year long distance riders from around Australia congregate at Wilmington in South Australia to remember riders (friends) who we have lost.  This year was especially poignant for me, with the loss of Pat, the life of the party, the clown, our friend. The Plan I have always wanted to do the run between Ivanhoe…

Final thoughts – Riding in Spain

It really doesn’t matter how you do it, or what you ride, the important thing is that you do do it. Spain is an amazing place to ride. It is jam packed with history, fascinating towns and cities surrounded by amazing scenery, and connected by glorious roads. This is some of the best riding I…