Recuperation


This is a post I’m putting up at all my Blogs, even though that particular Blog may be unaffected due to scheduled posting, etc. Blog posts may be down a little at the moment and that for the last week or so. I have been ill with various illnesses and complaints for the last several weeks, so I have now decided to take the next week off from most Blogging activities in an attempt to rest and recover – if I can while still actually doing my very physically demanding actual job in the real world. I hope to return to Blogging full time in about a week’s time.

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GEOCACHING: Officially Started


So this weekend I have officially started geocaching with the Geocaching app and website. Not only have I gone out looking for geocaches, I have also established a geocache site which should hopefully be approved within the next week. The geocache is already in place and just needs an official review in order for it to be placed out there officially in the world of geocaching. If all goes according to plan I hope to establish several more in the area soon.

The pictures below are of geocaches I came across this weekend.

ABOVE: Example of a well hidden geocache in a piece of
timber from a pole

ABOVE: Example of a geocache with included items of trade

ABOVE: Example of a geocache with included items of trade

ABOVE: Another example of a geocache with included items
of trade – this photo from the ‘Frontback’ app

BELOW: And why wouldn’t you go geocaching when you get
to scenery sites like this at Barnes Rocks.

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Geocaching


Given that I am into wilderness, bushwalking, camping, etc – it was only a matter of time before I looked into geocaching as something to do. This will just provide me with a way to maintain some fitness, develop/maintain navigational skills, etc. I have done things like this before to some degree, but I guess I am now doing this officially – with the app on the phone, member of a geocaching ‘service’ online, etc.

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The Particular Baptist Journal


I have just spent a great time reading several articles posted on my Blog – The Particular Baptist Journal. There is a lot of good stuff posted there.

If you have not taken the opportunity to have a look at this Blog, please take a minute to do so. Yes, it is a Blog that I manage, but don’t let that put you off. It is a place where I curate articles of particular value – at least in my opinion – and which I think will be of great benefit, encouragement and profit for other believers.

I am currently posting about 2 articles a day to this particular Blog and they don’t take too long to read – yet they are usually of a high standard, very instructional and of great profit. I can only lead a horse to water, I can’t make it drink, but there is great water to be had at this waterhole.

To visit the Blog in question visit:
https://particularbaptistjournal.wordpress.com/

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12 Ways to Easily Eliminate Stress


particularkev:

Not all that helpful.

Originally posted on TIME:

  1. Remind yourself how unimportant your worries are in the big scheme of things.
  2. Making lots of decisions can burn you out. Automate as many things as you can.
  3. Watching a video of a cute animal can reduce heart rate and blood pressure in under a minute.
  4. Ladies, drink coffee. Guys, don’t.
  5. Another key element of stress is where you focus your attention. Think about benign outcomes or concentrate on the positive.
  6. According to one study, the stress management technique that worked best was deliberately planning your day so that stress is minimized. The trick to not worrying about work stuff while at home is to make specific plans to address concerns before you leave the office.
  7. The difference between a fun challenge and stressful work is often just a feeling of control. The best way to reduce job stress is to get a clear idea of…

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VLOG: Bible Reading in 2015 (30 December 2014)


Blog Notes:

This is my third VLOG post and I can already see a couple of things I need to work on – lighting and volume. So filming during the day and speaking up a little should help. Obviously better equipment would also help, but that may be some way off at this stage.

I mentioned in the Vlog post that I would include a picture of the Bible Reading Chart, but I have since changed my mind for copyright reasons. I will however include a link to the post in my Blog – The Particular Baptist Journal.

The Blog post in question can be found at:
http://particularbaptistjournal.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/bible-reading-plans-for-2015/

The chart itself can be found at:
http://visualunit.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/bible_reading.pdf

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VLOG: At the Car Wash (28 December 2014)


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VLOG: Barrington Tops National Park – Devil’s Hole (26 December 2014)


I have decided to start doing some VLOG posts – which are basically video Blog posts. I guess after the first couple, if you aren’t already familiar with them, you’ll get a bit of an idea of what a Vlog post is. That is not to say I’m going to be very good at them – I’ll probably take a while to get used to them myself and maybe even improve my efforts a little.

ABOVE: Devil’s Hole Camp Site

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Getting Back On Track


Putting up a post on this Blog is hopefully an indication that I’m beginning to get back on track. This has been a particularly difficult period for me and I’m sure I’m not out of the woods just yet. I do feel I have turned a corner though and that is a very good think – I think.

To help me get back on track I’m actually taking a week off work from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, returning the following day. I’m really looking forward to a week of sleep, rest and relaxation.

 

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Haphazard Posting


The last several months (and indeed the majority of the year – if not longer) has been marked by the haphazard and irregular nature of my posting to my Blogs and the updating of my websites. This is likely to continue for some time and for an indefinite period of time. Why? I have been battling depression (essentially), though I have no real understanding of why/how it has come about. A number of years ago I was involved in a car accident that nearly killed me and I suffered a brain injury as a result of the accident. I am as fully recovered as I am likely to be and it has not really left a great permanent impact on my life – though this depression may prove to have been its lasting legacy.

I have thought of closing down the Bogs and websites on a number of occasions – but have not really wanted to do so. I would like to return to them with the same enthusiasm that I once had, though I am obviously unsure when that will be. Also, closing down the sites would be like yielding to the mental illness and sliding further down the slippery slope, which is not something I want to do. So it’s six of one and half-dozen of the other as regards what to do.

So if you have been a regular reader/user of my sites I ask for your continuing patience and understanding – normal service is something I am aiming at returning to. I just don’t know when that can/will be.

 

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