20 in 2: Save a deposit and buy a place – done!

After many years renting with Meriton, (who put up the rent like clockwork and now want $650/week for a one bedroom unit that looks out onto another building!) managed to snap up this little beauty not too long ago and will be moving in on Saturday! It’s a 2 bedroom duplex (the top floor) in Bondi approx. 75sqm in size. Decided to buy because the…

My Brother got Married!

Congratulations to my Brother and (now) sister-in-law Amy who got married in Melbourne this past Saturday. I wish you both a long and happy life together. To view the slideshow from the wedding day click here.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Went out to the Sydney Royal Easter Show again this year, and it’s just as enjoyable as ever! When I was younger I used to go for the showbags and the rides, but these days I find myself interested in the food (strawberries w/ cream & ice cream, $2 coon toasted cheese sandwiches, country womens association scones fresh from the oven) and…

Mum’s 60th Birthday Trip – Thailand

I think it is extremely important to celebrate life’s milestones and so we went to Thailand recently for Mum’s 60th Birthday. Mum wanted to go somewhere where she could shop, but also relax on a few nice beaches, so we ended up flying to Bangkok for three nights to do the shopping side of things, and then down to Koh Samui for a week…

The year that was

The new year is always a good time for reflection and also to think about upcoming goals/resolutions, but this post is all about the year that was and in particular how I am going with the goals I set in December 2010, also known as my 20 in 2. So without further ado, here goes: 1. Save a deposit and buy a place. Update:…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! My colleague JB got me this card for Christmas because the guy on the cover apparently bears a striking resemblance to me! I’ll let you decide if that’s what I look like but I have my doubts – at least with the hair coming out the bottom of the speedos! :p To me, Christmas is all about family and friends and so…

Christmas is almost here…

Hopefully i’ve got a few more years yet before I have the belly to be able to pull off the Santa outfit… 🙂 (apologies for the poor quality – colleague’s iPhone and no image stabilisation!)

Melbourne

Went down to Melbourne the weekend before last for the 250km Around the Bay in a Day ride. Drove down from Sydney on Wednesday and came back the following Tuesday. Driving was easier than packing the bike into a box, risking it getting damaged in transit, unpacking at the other end and repeating the process. Plus I found the drive quite relaxing and got…