Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Vegas is great, its so tacky but I love it. Greg, Michael and I stayed in the pyramid in the luxor, v. nice rooms. We somehow managed to get free tickets to see Dame Edna, I suspect its due to being Aussie (note the american accent there), which was a good show but I feel bad for all those poor tourists who forked out $80 to see it. We also, god nows how managed to only spend $20 each on gambling, not because we are cheap but there were so many other great things to do...one of which is going on a roller coaster on the top of a tower, which almost ended in tears, but we all kissed and made up and had fun at the top.
Sadly now I must kiss the boys goodbye and head off to NY to meet up with Jo who is over here for new years (now living in Guernsey).
This is the luxurious LUXOR that we stayed in, good job it has a bright light at the top so we could find our way home.
The bright lights of Las Vegas Blvd, crazy place!
The Stratosphere Tower...see those red lights on the top thats a roller-coaster, yikes.
...and this is the view from the roller-coaster, so many more times scary than a big one on the ground.
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Suz attempting to drive on the wrong side of the road.
Of course we had to have xmas pressies. and look at this great kissmas tree in San Diego at Kess and Terry's place.
Oh my god are you alright!
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Snorkelling at possibly the most tourist infested place I have ever been to, however once they finally let us get into the water after promising not to drown it was lovely.
Michael and I look very classy in snorkelling gear as you can see!
Also check out Simons pictures http://www.chem.usyd.edu.au/~iremon_s/index_files/Hawaii/index.html
there are some really amusing ones of the waterslide park
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Went to The Spiegeltent last week and saw 'La Clique'....and I think the paper put it perfectly.
"Its the place where circus meet vaudeville and it never has been, could never be, sexier"
The two german acrobatic brothers look like they are joined at the hip, and well what can I say about the 'hide the hankie' act...hmmm!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
When I woke up this morning and looked out the window I got a smile on my face....beautiful blue sky and no wind, today is flying day.
Went flying today out at Morrabbin airfields with Marty and Mike in a tiny little plane. Mike (from work) has his pilots license and Marty and I wanted some air shots of Melbourne, so he offered to take us up...thanks Mike.
Marty (shh dont tell) took over the flying for a while...what a natural! But the best bit was the tight turns which felt like being on a roller coaster.
It was great fun, but I have to admit I prefer my feet on the ground....sorry guys theres never going to be a Pilot Sneville.
Oh...and look, the aim of the day was achieved...a lovely shot of Melbourne to go next to my Sydney one :)
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Kirsten and I go a long way back, all the way to primary school, so I couldnt miss her in a lovely white dress. They actually technically got married in Sri Lanka (see lovely picture) but wanted friends and fam in Sydney to be part of it also...lovely day, great weekend, hopefully thats it for trips to Sydney this year!
Monday, November 07, 2005
2005(PhD).................................2000 (BSc)....any change?
Finally after nearly ten years of study I have become Dr Suz...or Dr Sneville it has apparently turned into.
so why is it then that I still have no idea what to do? Oh well, at least its been fun!
Monday, October 31, 2005
it all started out very sofistikated in dresses, ties and silly feathers.
....which soon turned to silly photo taking, talking to random people, and much betting. Which if I do say so myself I'm pretty good at, taking home most of the winnings for the day...yeah yeah giddyup!
.....but by the end of the day all was looking a bit like this.
check out this classy bowling action by my little sister, who came down to Melbourne for the weekend to visit, before flying off into the setting sun to the UK....we miss you already!
....heres the really serious side of bowls, deciding who won. In our case if wasnt so easy to decide as we were so far from the pin :)
looks like the birthday boy knows what he's doing......showing us all up with a drive.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Well all I can say is, on the surface anyway, its a but of an upgrade from the old netball team :) but certainly not as entertaining.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Day 1: Barrossa Valley Wine Tasting - Dont we just look like a bunch of wine experts!
Day 2: A hung over game of footie with the boys - dont let them tell you I cant play look at this professional catching style and determination...
Day 3: Road trip to Glen Elg - Unlike the city this place actually had an atmosphere and people...and who might this be?
Thursday, September 15, 2005
We also managed to take my not so new car for a spin around the bay to the Mornington Peninsular and owing to excessive but predicable VIC storms had to resort to hanging out in wineries for hours :)
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
What really baffles me is the line "....we are supposed to snear at Sydney with the equal sneerability Sydney applies to us." Since moving to Melbourne I have gathered that this is a very common notion, however every Sydneysider I have ever spoken too doesnt really mind Melbourne (or Melbournians) and indeed quite like the city??? Where has this one sided distain for Sydney come from?
Anyway, from my point of view you shouldnt even try to compare the two cities because they are so different in size, location and atmosphere...I think their both great and Melbournians should get over it and enjoy!!!
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
We stayed at the Monash Uni lodge at Mt Bulla just a short stroll from the ski lifts. The first day was great I decided to have a lesson to remind myself how it all works and after that all was fine. I didnt have too many stacks, however, to be perfectly honest I didnt really go fast enough to crash too hard. The second day it was almost a blizzard and by lunch time they shut down the lifts and that was the end of that...