A Classic Market Place!

Posted by  admin —May 15, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Just observations

Another Byron Bay Story … The journey  to the Channon Market was well signposted. The theme of the market was clear … even in the car park! … and even clearer as the music and dancing started The Channon Market is one of the best I have been to. It is set in a beautiful valley with great food and a ha(i)ppy and festive atmosphere. The creative ways and wares of locals were on full display. The colors were vibrant and even the toilet block has a creative edge. For more photos goto my newly created Flickr Site. Next stop …

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The ol’ baby-in-the-box trick

Posted by  admin —May 8, 2008
Filed in Humor & Fun, Uncategorized

So here’s the scene … it’s getting dark @5pm … you are at a campsite that is a patch of dirt crawling with bugs. Your older boys (5 & 3 yrs) are hungry and cranky and you are busily preparing dinner over a dim torchlight. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE BABY? Your baby doesn’t have the world’s best sitting balance and is intrigued by the creepy crawlies when you put him on the ground to rest your aching back!  So, here’s a solution that is simple … but no simpler (as Einstein would say) … A box … Some …

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Favourite “Byron” Photo Series

Posted by  admin —May 4, 2008
Filed in Just observations, Uncategorized

In Byron Bay, there is much to do. Heading out for a morning run and taking photos of things that catch my eye is one thing I’ll be doing regularly … and will be the one thing that I write about here over the next 3 weeks.  Today’s 2 photos feature as Aussie-icon … the Surf Life Saver. Surf Life Saving is an Australian tradition. For generations, our surf clubs from east to west have enjoyed massive volunteer support. Like all volunteer-based movements, resources are often hard to find. “Resourcefulness” is a common trait in movements that live-on. In Byron …

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May in Byron Bay

Posted by  admin —May 2, 2008
Filed in Uncategorized

This fully loaded car is what I’ve been driving for the better part of 2 days. We are now within striking distance (about 4 hours) from Byron Bay. Staying tonight at a 70’s style motel named the “Peter Allen”! I know what you’re thinking!  I’ll write the occasional “creative” post whilst I’m away so stay tuned for some entertaining photos … in between playing dad, surfing, eating great food and sleeping our tent. Cheers Geoff 

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Creativity with my son and Sir Ken Robinson

Posted by  admin —April 28, 2008
Filed in Creative Stuff, Podcasts that Rock!

Here is my 3 year old son’s first ever painting. My wife noticed how focused he was and for 20 minutes he painted and painted until the page was full. Then he produced a second painting. Then I remembered Sir Ken Robinson’s words … we are born creative AND kids are not afraid of being wrong. Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation at TED inspired me to be bolder and take more chances in life and in my work. For me, this blog is a space in which I can create and co-create new ideas and ways of working. Celebrating failure, making …

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