I’m Back – I think

January 13, 2009

Hey, I’m thinking that I’ll start posting again after yet another hiatus. Obviously I’m back from New Zealand. We had a break up at Avoca for a week after my return which was great. Sort of a last holiday before Baby Toose arrives – 8 weeks tomorrow – woooo!

Since then I’ve completed the last of my assignments to finally end this hectic year of study. Now I’m struggling to keep on at work stuff instead of getting ready for the new addition to our family, which I think is fair enough.

In the mean time we’ve adopted my youngest brother Mish who at the moment is in the baby’s room while we try to clear the granny flat out the back for him to move into. It’s been nice to have him around.

I’ve also been getting into roasting with Sam and Guthers – we’ll be selling our coffee here soon. Watching lots of cricket, shopping for baby stuff and celebrating Jesus birth with family and friends, so a fair bit to keep busy with. I have a feeling there will be plenty more to blog about in the near future. Catch you soon.

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Eating

July 18, 2008

We’ve enjoyed a few family meals lately. Just us then with the Andos and then with the Tooses. The piccy is our first family meal in our new kitchen – French toast with fruit and maple syrup – yum! We had spag bog with Andos at our place and then curry at Nic & Claire’s and a meal at The Three Weeds with the Toose clan. Good times!


Smashing Pumpkins Last Night

March 28, 2008

Went to see the Pumpkins at the Hordern with Lach (my bro) last night and they went off! I saw them when they were here in ’99 and have to say I enjoyed their old style better but there was no faulting them for the 10 year hiatus and new band line up (who it seems are better musos than the old team but look weirdly similar – Eurasian guy and blond chick – marketing ploy?)

Great review of the gig here with photos.


Amefufuka – He is risen!

March 23, 2008

Amefufuka qweli – he is risen indeed!

One of the few Kiswahili phrases I can remember from our time living in Tanzania. Easily recalled as I hear it every year on Easter Sunday from my family as we remember Jesus death and resurrection.

Jesus is risen from the dead. Read more here!


Ocean’s 13

June 22, 2007

Just saw this with Nic while Kate was at the ballet with Mum, Claire, Joy & Mickey. Fair trade I think. Scotty asked for a review so here it is. No spoilers, I promise…

Two words: very cool!


May We Remember Them

April 25, 2007

My Grandfather on Dad’s side was a POW on the Burma railway in WWII. My Great Grandfather on Mum’s side was a survivour of the first Gallipoli landings.

The flags of Australia (L) and New Zealand flutter as Turkish soldiers stand during ceremonies marking the 92nd anniversary of the World War I campaign of Gallipoli held at the Turkish memorial at Gallipoli, April 24, 2007. (TURKEY)

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