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
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
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!
Suz and Timi working our way through the big bottle
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.
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
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....