Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

Douglas Apsley and Freycinet National Parks: Tasmania

I’d been wondering if my pancreas was channelling Tex Perkins to inform me that the honeymoon is over, baby. Like a lover in denial of the breakup I was seeking … Continue reading

19/05/2014 · 2 Comments

Happy Rainbow: A Modern Day Bush Dance

It took a couple of days to excavate the dirt from my nostrils. Thousands of feet boogying in the bush and my nose didn’t want to miss out on the … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · 8 Comments

Gearing Up: From Insulin Cooler Bags to Polish People Plucking Geese

Heatwave. Insulin in the fridge and no significant walks, lest I pass out or get crisped by fire. I go through a lot of blood testing strips in hot weather. … Continue reading

18/01/2014

Spot the difference: Lyonville Fireman’s Ball

With the first sip of the UDL I was having a Blue Light Disco flashback. Back then it was two sculled cans in the public toilets to the rear of … Continue reading

26/11/2013 · 4 Comments

Benalla’s Better Bike Hike (Outdoors in October Episode #2)

Today’s lessons…your bike doesn’t want to fit into your hatchback because you’ve tried to squeeze it in without taking off the front tyre. Quick release was invented for a reason. … Continue reading

13/10/2013 · 3 Comments

Lysterfield Park (SiSS, Episode 4)

Technically we didn’t get lost.  We just never found the second (or subsequent) flag/s.  And technically this episode of the Sundays in September Series didn’t happen on a Sunday.  But … Continue reading

23/09/2013

Hanging Rock vs Daffodil Parade (SiSS, Episode 3)

The gates to the Rock were padlocked.  The barbed wire and my leaping capacity were united in opposition.  We had Boxing Day Sale anticipation but the ranger was on Sunday … Continue reading

16/09/2013 · 1 Comment