Departures

Just touched down in the Qantas business lounge at Sydney airport. I have a panoramic view of the city and ringside seat to see the planes take off. Is there anywhere more exciting to be than an airport?

I have a huge sense of anticipation about what lies ahead – good times, probably some bad ones, too. Hopefully a lot of fun and adventure and lots to learn about myself and the world.

The sights, sounds and smells of Bangkok await me. I land there 730pm local time, so will be thrown straight into the cultural lions den. Watch this space…

Happy birthday Louise!!

Normally on new year’s day, I am unlikely to be seen before midday. But this year was different because I was spending it with Louise, whose birthday is new year’s day and also happens to be the person I know who gets MOST excited about their birthday. It would have been cruel to have stayed in bed…

This is Louise’s excited it’s my birthday face.

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We headed over to Darling Harbour for some lunch at Cargo bar with Bec and Michelle.

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After finding a nasty birthday bug in her salad, Louise got us all free drinks for practically the whole afternoon. Not just at Cargo, but at their sister bar along the harbour, Bungalow 8. The photos speak for themselves…

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A very good day/night was had by all…

Happy new year

I saw in the new year at Dan and Scott’s place in central Sydney. We were joined by Louise who jetted in from Melbourne to join the party, along with her sister Bec and friend Michelle who had come over from Canberra.

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Also in attendance were Tony, Will and Will’s friend Richard.

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As the clock approached midnight, there was only one thing to do…

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And then we settled on to Dan’s balcony to watch the fireworks. Truly amazing.

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2012 has been a whirlwind year – plenty of highs, and a few lows. So it felt good to say goodbye to it with the best fireworks display on the planet. And look ahead to 2013, which is already filled with many adventures and plenty more I don’t even know about yet.

Open air sing-a-long Grease!!!

OMG – what a treat! All my favourite things combined last night – Grease (the film), music, singing, wine and giggles. What a laugh. Dr Dan and I did everything we could to embarras Scott and Chris with our public shows of very loud singing. It worked.

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We sat out in Centennial Park, just up the road from where Dr Dan lives, drank copious amounts of cool white wine, watched the bats do their evening fly-by, and the settled in for the film/sing-along.

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After a hard night’s singing, there was only one thing to do – hit the clubs and bars on Oxford St. Long lie in this morning is all I will say on the matter…

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