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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 · 9 Comments