April 16, 2013


I’ve lost a few lately. But had the pleasure of meeting some others too. I think I’m mourning… or do you think that evens things out?


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March 26, 2013

things are changing

I have a new job.  Our apartment is awesome. I mean, really awesome. So awesome we have to say it out loud a few times a week, if not everyday.

Other things stay the same….  still studying, still avoiding study, still spending far too much money and running out of time to do all the things we would love to do.

But hey. Our apartment is awesome.



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January 22, 2013

Our new neighbourhood

Surrounded by water

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January 18, 2013


Highest temperature ever recorded in Sydney today, about 20 metres from our apartment….

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January 17, 2013

Art After Hours

It’s nice the not working situation. We’re getting back to the easy going lifestyle where I do all the boring chore stuff during the day and we have evenings and weekends free for culture and entertainment. Unfortunately it can’t last long, I have to start looking for a job and start studying. All good things come to an end, or so I hear….

Anyway last night we went to the NSW Art Gallery to see Francis Bacon during Art After Hours. We sat and listened to Adrian Martin correlate Francis Bacon and film and then half joined a walking tour, while we went through the exhibition. I was actually surprised at the ‘love of life’ and joy that I saw in most of the paintings. They are dark for sure, but you can see a man that lives a life of excess in them. The splashes of colour, usually hidden somewhere in a corner of the art were deliberate and encouraging. I really enjoyed it.

A glass of Chandon in the bar afterwards whilst listening to a jazz singer, then a quick walk to Fix St James for an always exceptional dinner, and we were done. A great way to spend a Wednesday evening. Really.

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January 14, 2013

Trash Dinner Party

When it ends like this, 2 architects plus a mechanical engineer and us, you could call it a successfully trashy evening…

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January 10, 2013

Our backyard

There must be a reason there is a rubber ducky in the pond for sydney Festival...

The Chinese Gardens in the centre of Sydney. Peace.



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Sydney 6’ers

We went to the cricket last night. Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Renegade. The Renegade won, a far superior team… The gentlemen in front of us in the Members stand turned to us at the end of the game and wondered out loud if the Swans didn’t play cricket?

They were looking for another Sydney cricket team to support.  Telling really.


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January 2, 2013

Dawes Point

We’ve moved in. We still have 8 boxes of unopened CDs and no space to fit them, but apart from that and a couple of minor hiccups – we’re in. I’ll post some photos when the place is tidied up a bit – in the meantime HAPPY NEW YEAR! Lets make this the best year yet!!



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December 28, 2012

The Birds are keeping me Awake!

Christmas has passed, only a few days left and then we can kiss 2012 goodbye. Not one of our better years, I’ll be glad to usher in a new one. Here’s to a great 2013!

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September 23, 2012


Fantastic trip. Sub-let in Vaucluse. Things ticking along nicely.

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August 9, 2012

Not much changes

Still waiting for the builder.

Now housesitting a friend of a friends apartment.

Still trawling tile, bath, kitchenware shops for taps & tiles (bought the bath!).

Quit my job. Leaving for Italy in 2.5 weeks. Can’t wait.

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July 6, 2012

Nothing is as we know it…

Still waiting for the builder.

Still living in a friends spare room.

Still trawling tile, bath, kitchenware shops for taps, tiles and baths.

Still working. Still going to Italy in 7 weeks. Can’t wait.

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June 15, 2012

Package is at the builder

We’re going to see how much of the stuff we want to do we can actually afford to do… do we really need a shower? basin? lights. You get the gist.

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June 11, 2012

rain rain go away

We had a lovely 27 hours in Newport over the long weekend with Nicholas. We got lots of the planning done, we had a great breakfast on Bilgola Beach in the rain, and ate and drank very well all weekend.

Back in the city Sunday night and we went to friends for a dinner party. Had to brave the hellish rain conditions, but it was worth it. Today was just as bad. I spent the morning do the last touches to the electricity plan and the ceiling plan for the architect, Michelle was at the movies and this afternoon I’ve been locked in our room catching up on emails, chores and the like. Time for a good dinner I think.


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