I play with a friend half way around the world using Chess.com but I just don’t like the time delay or not being able to manipulate the pieces.

So many good things on the internet that are well worth my time, but it’s such a struggle to just focus on one thing/them and not mindlessly scroll.

Started the new year with a new plan. While there are numerous plans that would work, I’m happier paying and having someone tell me what I should do. Today was the first session and as ever I failed the first rule… don’t ever say or think, “that looks easy.”

First attempt at some blackout pages. Deliberately started at the front of the book and forced myself to use each page. Which was harder but worth it.

Breakfast. 碗杂面. Noodles with stewed beef and chick peas. Spicy, numbing and causing me to break out in a sweat. Good start to the day.

Avocado and wasabi, sweet potato and coconut and pumpkin and caramel. Slightly out there crisp flavours.