Sunday, 29 January 2006

Pool @ the Birkenhead

Line em up

Pots the 5

A quiet Australia day

Spent the day watching gay cowboys.

Could have called it a day after the festivies of the night before but Sam Kekovitch told me I had to eat lamb so I headed to Hannah and Angus' for an ol fashioned Aussie Day barbie. Very relaxing and Angus' marinated lamb steaks would have done Sam proud!


Commemorating the bard

Last wednesday night was the birthday of Robert Burns - the national poet of Scotland. To celebrate I went to a Burns supper - an excuse to crack open the whiskey and get into an old fashioned scottish feast of haggis, neeps, tatties - and my favourite - the trifle!

The ritual was started by close friends of Burns a few years after his death in 1796 as a tribute to his memory. The basic format for the evening has remained unchanged since that time and begins when the chairman invites the company to receive the haggis.

Duncan and Gill cooked up a fantastic meal complete with haggis which was "introduced" by Al with the traditional Burns verse.

We all dressed up and took on scottish names. I was GrĂ inne, which translates as she who inspires terror. I had trouble on the night remembering others names (and the whiskey has made sure that I dont remember any of them now!), all except for fat bastard - but he was rather obvious (see the photos to see what I mean!).


Saturday, 14 January 2006

Introducing Aidan Michael Roberts

Aidan was born early Tuesday morning (10/1/2006) after a marathon labour. Brent and I were introduced today. Congratulations Elise and Michael - he is beautiful!

See for yourselves...

Mum and Aiden




A natural


New Years in Swansea Heads

For new years we headed up the coast to a holiday house in Swansea Heads. Thanks Elise for organising the place (it's not like you didn't have plenty of other diversions!) - it was awesome.

Did all the normal beach holiday things, swimming, fishing, dinner at the club, avoided the 45 degree heat by watching a movie.

The house had a large spa in the master bathroom which we just had to try out (fully clothed) at around 11:30 new years eve!

More photos here.


Friday, 13 January 2006

Christmas Day

We celebrated Christmas day at my auntie and uncles place this year. I took my gingerbread house along, I am amazed anyone had room for lollies after ham, chicken and everything else! So stuffed - but it wouldn't be christmas if wasn't.


All gone.
All gone.

Family Xmas
The family with silly hats

Mum and Dad
Mum and Dad


Sunday Social Christmas Party

Photos are finally up - will let them speak for themselves - Christmas hats were the look of the evening and many a beverage was consumed!


What's a lovesac?


Thursday, 5 January 2006

Happy New Beer

Had a wonderful but very busy Christmas and New Year. Christmas Eve Eve with the Sunday social gang in Balmain, Christmas eve in the gong, Christmas with the fam in Ryde, move to Russell Lea (complete with the requisite removalist dramas - they didn't show up!) and 4 nights at Swansea heads.

Took lots of photos on my new Christmas camera (thanks Brent!!) but am sans-internet at home at the moment (due to the provisioning department at Primus who never cease to amaze me with their empty promises of overnight connections) so I can't post them :(. I forgot just how painful moving is!


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