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Winter is here – or is it?

It’s official. It is now Winter in Sydney, but I have to say, it isn’t quite the same as what I’d become used to on the other side of the globe. This is what I woke up to today:


Can I live with this? You betcha 😛

A new project required….hehehe

Well, since rebuilding my turntables in 2013, building my new bike way back in late 2014 (both of which I should have documented – but didn’t – grrr), and then renovating the Berlin apartment in late 2014/early 2015, I haven’t really had a project. I guess you could consider adapting to life in Sydney a kind of a project, but it wasn’t as hard as it could have been having such an awesome and supportive family, friends, and a super awesome girl in my life. I mean – don’t get me wrong, things could certainly be better, but things could always be a lot worse!!

And since I’m back, and living by the sea – and when I say by the sea, I mean I look out the window and there it is – I’ve decided to take up surfing again. I did a bout of surfing early in my life, but kind of abruptly stopped after spotting a few sharks and developing a massive fear of them. But since throwing this fear to the wind, I’ve decided to get back into it. I think I already mentioned the board I’ll soon have on this site somewhere (it’s a Firewire Tomo Vader)…..well, I should really already have it since it was kind of a 40th birthday present from my family/Pia, but you know how things go…..some bills have to take precedence, and at the moment I have a lot of bills. Hopefully I can still remember how to surf….I mean, it’s not exactly a beginner board, but I figure surfing is kinda like a bike right? I mean, I jumped on a wakeboard for the first time in more than 10 years and all went well……Anyways, it’ll be on the way soon enough and I guess we’ll see 🙂

So long story short, if I pick the board up from a store here that carries Firewire boards it’s going to look like this:

Firewire Tomo Vader

And that’s fine, but I kinda like a little more color in my life if you know what I mean. I mean, it’s really a type of an art what’s out there once you start looking. And although I could order it custom made through XTR Surfboards, in a way I prefer doing things myself. It’s more personal.

Anyway, I’ve recently been watching some videos on painting your surfboard and it kinda looks like a lot of fun. And since it’s still sunny and warm here, I’m kinda thinking, well, why not!? So I reckon that might be the path I go down……I’m sure a certain someone I live with is going to just love me for it 😛 Check out a few of these videos anyway so you know what I mean, should be sick!


or something like:

or even something like this:

It’s all possible, super fun, and super cool. Watch this space 🙂

Whoa….how time flies when you’re having fun!!

So, on my last update I shared that I’d moved back to Sydney, and well, I’m still here. It’s been 5 months yesterday. Kinda funny really, since yesterday was the first day I got sunburnt after being back. Damn was it hot…typical stupid tourist behaviour was what I displayed….doh!

But other than the temporary sunburn, life here is great, what can I say. In comparison with Berlin:

  • I wake up to the sea in my ears
  • I can quite literally see dolphins and whales from my bedroom window
  • The sun just doesn’t stop shining – well, unless there are the typical sub-tropical violent storms we occasionally get and are also super cool
  • People here are super friendly and super nice
  • The food is hugely varied, authentic and delicious
  • I have my family here
  • I have all my oldest friends here

And I’m still not done catching up with my friends. Of course I still miss my friends in Berlin, but as time goes by, that feeling becomes more distant. Sad but true….I guess that’s just how life goes.

Anyways, I got a haircut before Christmas and finally got rid of the Berlin mohawk. For Christmas I went up to the Hunter with Pia and her mum and met up with my parents. And then came back down to Sydney for New Years where I had a pretty quiet but awesome one (how very mature!) spending it on the cliffs of Maroubra with Pia.

So instead of boring you with more tales I’ll just share a few photos. So here you go 🙂 I hope you all had an awesome Christmas and New Year!! Hopefully we’ll all catch up at some point soon!! And here’s wishing you the best of 2016!!