Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Weekend of food....

Oh dont we love this time of year....endless food and drink, yum yum. This weekend is the first of many to come .

(1) Cuckoo restaurant in the Dandenongs : smorgasboard of German food, oh dear I nearly had to be rolled home.(2) Cherry picking....do you think 8 kilos will last very long?
(3) Wine tour in the Mornington Peninsula. After eating at the Cuckoo the day before the last thing I felt like was more food, but suprise suprise I managed to stuff myselft again with the yummy food at the wineries. Oh and lots of wine also.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I havent put any movie reviews on here before but Borat has hit a nerve with me. I'm shocked that this movie has been getting good reviews and it takes alot to shock me! ....Borat is totally and uterly disgusting, racist in everyway possible and offensive! I can see the point of the film but here is the line ___ and he well and truely crossed it. I hope he does get sued by every American, Jew, gay, female etc. person out there.
It gets no stars from me....

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Bordeaux in Winter...

Well another exciting trip to Bordeaux, cant say the weather/atmosphere was as spectacular as last time during the summer/ bordeaux wine festival/world cup finals...but who can compete with that. This trip consisted of baguettes, canelles (a specialty from Bordeaux, yum yum), intricate naughty creations from the patiserie and fiascos with our one attempted day of being tourists at St Emillion.

Here are a few pickies (clockwise)...Suz with Baguette, Jo eating delicious chocolate breakfast, Suz and Jo (awww), Greg and Natasha strolling around town, Greg checking out the heights in St Emillion, and Suz and Jo again doing what Europe is good for.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

How Exciting - Moving House

Well the time has come to say my good byes to Elwood and move onto bigger things....the parents decided to come and visit on the weekend of my move (how kind) and with the help of them and my personal muscular removalist (aka. Martiman) the move was all too easy. Oh and dont let me forget to mention the fantastic sparkling new removal truck from Thrifty with a cool hydrolic lift at the back that provided many hours of entertainment for Dad and Marty...boys, boys, boys!
'The Truck'The boys playing with 'the truck'
My handy helper

......and the new house, happy housing to me!

A Day in Brisbane

Here are a few pickies from my one and only day in Brisbane for a med interview....still havent heard if I got in? I had a few hours to kill before flying back to wonder around town, think I may have seen all the sites now! not that I'm saying there is anything wrong with Brisbane, its just not very exciting....OK I'll stop now before I dig a bigger hole.

Monday, October 16, 2006

good things come in threes

Been to lots of exciting concerts lately....the cat empire and the whitlams were absolutely fantastic but I dont have much to say about Little Birdy other than never again......

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Torquay Netball Trip 2006

We were on top of the ladder for the whole season but come finals time no luck :( oh well atleast we didnt stack our team for the finals. Here are some pickies of our end of season trip to Torquay where all sorts of fun and games went on!
Including a very amusing outting to the 'local' in our Charlies Angels gear.....
.....a day of mini-golf that even Greg you would find difficult!

and many other stories which I'm not allowed to tell :)

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Tourists in the Chicago heat

While I may be in Chicago for work purposes we cant have all work and no play...here are a few things that Greg, Marty and I got up to in the sweltering 100 F heat. We first escaped the heat by visiting the art gallery and were rather suprised at the quality of it. Then we made a quick trip up the Sears tower. But fortunately (or rather unfortunately for our credit cards) shopping was the winner!

See look I am a tennis legend...this sign proves it! My award for best record of the season in 1994 is still up at the tennis courts at Naperville North.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Frosty Melbourne!

Brrrrr....this morning I awoke to a chilly reminder that I'm really in Melbourne not Sydney...FROST ON MY WINDSCREEN! thats just not on :( I want to be back in Europe in the warmth. Oh well, I guess all good things must come to an end...back to work now.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Alle Les Bleu!


OK so I'm not French but....while in France do as the Frenchies do! C'est la vie...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Bordeaux food and wine v3.0

The Bordeaux Wine Festival

The event we were all waiting for finally arrived...for 12 euros they gave us all a souvenir wine glass as snazzy glass holder and 12 vouchers for wine!! Well that was until many locals gave us there unused books of vouchers which Mark was determined to use each and every one of! In any case the wine goddess/god was friendly and gave us good plonk with which we picked a different food to feast...the night finished off fantastically with fireworks in the river which are close to the best I've seen.Mark sampling from the wine god!

Jrod appreciating the wine god!
Suz and Timi working our way through the big bottle

Bordeaux food and Wine v2.0

St Emillion Degustation
To be truely tourists in Bordeaux during the wine festival we took a tour out to St Emillion. Other than the extreme heat that day and the somewhat hung-over group that we were we enjoyed a day of wining and dining.

Who can resist a pictureque moment in an old town!
Wine wine is everywhere....and all the more to drink!Hmmm frogs legs, dont know if I'm a fan....they look very cute though and we ate them all!

Bordeaux Food and Wine v1.0

French Group Outing to the 'Beach'

Arrived in Bordeaux again for 'work' however the Frenchies had another idea. Day 2 consisted of a group outing to the lake which went for around 12 hours. They certainly know how to entertain...firstly we had about 10 different wines one for each course, by then we were all a little toasty and cautious not to make fools of ourselves. Then many hours of games and swimming (they were missing the Aussie essential cricket set though)...then we moved location to have a bbq at someones house where the drinking began again...I give them a 8 out of 10 for good bbq cooking, but there is something wrong with drinking good wine at a bbq and not bottles of the cheapest beer available!!

Mark and Suz showing off their sexy bodsProf Jean-Franc., Bleita and Jrod sampling the fine wineThere were even some spedo's out and about!!And the Frenchies cooking up a feast.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

London visit with Jo and Gareth

So back in Europe again...for work, he he!! First stop London to visit Jo and Gareths new humble abode. We ran around taking some tourist photos for a few hours with Ben our cousin for Grandmas 80th (yep thats as far as my tourist adventures there went). We also went up north to an air and music show where we worked on being relaxed playing golf, swimming and picinics. Its nice being back in Europe and not feeling like a tourist just experiencing the culture instead. Hi Jo thanks for letting me stay....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

GO Aussie GO!

Aussie Soccer in Fed Square
Australia 3: Japan 1

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Cocktail Party Theme "uniforms"

Well Monash Chemistry certainly put on a cocktail party to rival the Sydney Uni Alchemist balls. We drank all sorts of cocktails from centrifuge tubes...guests included; sporting starts from all fields, medical staff, cross-dressing school girls and nuns, marty in tights, suz in lycra...and much more!
There were also many games to be had throughout the evening!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Look who came to stay!

Warren Miller - Higher Ground

Now I'm really looking forward to this ski season....the movie must have worked as I'm not really a very big snow fan. However, there is no way ever that you will find me on top of a big mountain like some of the idiots in the film...do they have a death wish?!?

I think this year it is time to move on and try snowboarding!! as my skiing is really not getting any better and really the snowboarders have so much more style! I'm not a fashion victim I promise :)

Dutch paedophiles to launch political party

Oh my God are they serious!!!!!

Last Update:
Wednesday, May 31, 2006. 7:35am (AEST)

By Stephanie Kennedy

Paedophiles in the Netherlands are launching a political party to lobby for a reduction in the age of consent from 16 to 12 and to legalise pornography on television.

The Charity, Freedom and Diversity party plans to officially register as a political party in the Netherlands today.

It is calling for a cut to the legal age for sexual relations to 12 wanting to eventually scrap the limit altogether.

The party says private possession of child pornography should be allowed and it will lobby for the broadcast of pornography on daytime television.

Other issues the party plans to take up include legalising sex with animals and allowing people to go naked in public.

The party's program also includes legalising all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sing Star

Sing Star...ah what a great invention, many great nights have been had making a fool of ourselves. Anna and Dave had their un-official house-warming do recently, and here are some happy snaps of us all pretending to sing well...I think the verdict may be that Anna gets the Sing Star award and Adam gets the very Amateur award! but hey being able to sing isnt everything?!Pia and co.
Dave and Ute trying to add a little dancing into the singing.
Anna and Faye in a close contest (can you tell by their serious looks)
Marty and I
David and his favourite toy
Adam and Nicole looking very pleased with themselves for some reason