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Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. If you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

SHIT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH:

GET IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T ON INSTAGRAM:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

 

Humankind. This little piggy went to Bondi Beach…

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Bondi To Bronte by @hotndelicious

Humankind. This little piggy went to #BondiBeach 🐖😁🌅✨

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All of this online aggression is bacon me crazy! 🥓 HBU?
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This behaviour is not new to COVID19 and whatever you believe is the right course of action as part of #StayHome, our current crisis (and in life moving forward), just remember… there is zero need for aggression or swearing at each other in person or online, even if we disagree. My dream as a digital strategist and content producer is to be part of a world where we enjoy open discussion, without attacking the person.
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I may not be your friend, however that doesn’t necessarily make me your enemy and it is okay to have an open discussion, without attacking the person. We are not going to align on everything, even if we are the best of friends. Civilised discussion and listening is everything!
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Spread love and not COVID19. Happy Wednesday y’all! 🌅🌊✨ #StayHome 
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P.S. #StayHome in Australia doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise safely. If you want more information, then head on over to NSW Health’s website or www.health.gov.au to educate yourself.
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P.P.S. Our Waverley Council rangers, support staff, NSW Police Force and Australian Police Force as a whole are just doing their job and what they think is best with the information and resources that they have at hand. I didn’t align with Waverley Council’s initial approach, however I do not have all of the answers and I have put my hand up to be part of a most positive, proactive and long-term approach for us all. In the interim, passive protest and obeying their directives, as opposed to aggression, is the only way forward. Please be kind.
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xo Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious.
Updated 22.04.2020.
Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

Photo credit: @hotndelicious Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) https://hotndelicious.com/

 

Waverley Council Loses The Plot. Bondi To Bronte Walk Is Closed.

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Bondi Icebergs by @hotndelicious 110420
Bondi Icebergs by @hotndelicious 110420

An Open Letter To Waverley Council:

“The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk has been closed” – @WaverleyCouncil.
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Dear Mayor Paula Masselos + Waverley Council,
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Are you guys crazy?!!!
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Your announcement to close the Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk and your advice yesterday to be “a tourist in your own suburb” and that “Council Ambassadors will be monitoring the area over the long weekend to decide whether a closure is necessary” is draconian, only going to make things worse, pushing local residents to further withdraw, will clog up our local streets and neglects to take into account the long-term impact on the community. It will no doubt lead to an increase the likelihood of arguments amongst families/flatmates and even domestic violence. Take a beat. Take a breath.

The news media are only making an example of Bondi Beach as there is no other news. With actions like this, Waverley Council are just feeding the white noise and fear mongering news machine.
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The people managing Waverley Council’s social media account know how privileged I feel to be a part of this community and how much as a whole I love and support what you do. I post images on my photography Instagram account daily tagging Waverley Council. This decision however is a bridge too far and I, like a lot of local residents, have had enough!
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I understand that there are a select few living in the community are not taking heed on social distancing, but Waverley Council really need to stop, take a social-distanced breathe, consider how else you can approach this and the long-term impact of your actions. Contact me. I personally put my hand up to be available to be part of this discussion and better solution. 
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Reopen the Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk! ☀️🌴🌊✨ #KeepItCoastal
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Dan Wilkinson AKA @hotndelicious.
Waverley Council Press Release: "Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is closed"
Waverley Council Press Release: “Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is closed”
Waverly Council be "a tourist in your own suburb".
Waverly Council be “a tourist in your own suburb”.
Waverly Council Press Release: Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is closed
Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Stream @hotndelicious | The Entrepreneurship Podcast or follow @hotndelicious on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: https://linktr.ee/hotndelicious

Bondi Icebergs by @hotndelicious 110420
Bondi Icebergs by @hotndelicious 110420

 

Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

Pumped for the weekend ahead! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here’s the hot tips!

Livestream Music Festivals/Events:

  • Isol-Aid Instagram Live Music Festival 28/29 March is Saturday and Sunday (Aussie time).
    74 Aussie artists livestreaming from 12pm to 12am AEDT – Australia Eastern Daylight Time. 🎹🥁🎸✨
    Artist line-up and livestream set times here: linktr.ee/isolaidfestival
  • Hot Dub Time Machine is one of the sickest party DJs on the PLANET, playing to audiences of thousands of people around the world each and this weekend he’s livestreaming a wicked party set live on Saturday 28th of March (Aussie time) from Sydney via Twitch! 🎉 Livestream is 6-8pm AEDT. Party at home, livestream and dance online with your friends. Get in! twitch.tv/hotdubtimemachine
  • Jack Johnson livestream performing this Saturday, March 28 at noon Hawaii time (3pm PST, 6pm EST), which is Sunday 9am AEDT in Australia, Jack will play a #TogetherAtHome living room concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. instagram.com/jackjohnson
  • John Butler Trio is playing wicked blues and funk live sets every single night via Instagram Live. Every night at 9pm AEDT. The good news is that you can also stream them the next day on Instagram via your smartphone and connect it via Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones. I’ve got it in my ears now as I work and wearing a smile on my face. Enjoy! instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Learn to meditate:

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 5-6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. It you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

Shit to make you laugh:

Get on the podcast action:

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com

Inspiring photography and storytelling on Instagram:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

OneWave bi-weekly mental and surfing Zoom chats:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. This past 2 weeks, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. Big wins and all welcome!

I have been chatting with my parents and sister this week about us collectively finding things that make us laugh, make us happy and keep us occupied this this strange time. We shared ours with each other and I’ve been sharing meditation links and other resources with peeps on the One Wave (a surfing and mental health community) Zoom calls this past week or so, so I figured that I should actually put them all in one place for my friends and people in my world to discover and utilise at will.

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up in this past week, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time for all of us if I can, if that makes sense?

If you’ve got more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

John Butler Trio by @hotndelicious
John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious