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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta August 26th 2010

Six Sleeps to go. Joe 'indeed' Goff one of the Aussies on the USA trip, flew out to USA this morning. All systems are go. Passports, tickets, cash etc are all ready. There has been a lot of action by our US buddies in relation to the various trips. The main one is the ride from Decatur, Illinois to Rocklin, California.... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta July 29th 2010

SUN 1ST AUG - Fly from SYDNEY to SINGAPORE (Stopover in Singapore 2 nights) Flight Departs Sydney 0805, arrives into Singapore 1430 (6hrs, 20 mins) Accommodation at Peninsular Excelsior Hotel Superior Room TUES 3RD AUG - Fly from SINGAPORE - DUBLIN via Munich, Manchester Flight Departs Singapore 2000, arrives in Manchester 0800. There may be stop in Munich for refuelling. This flight is 16 hrs, 15 mins. Arrive into Dublin 1150 on 4th August (flight from Manchester to Dublin 55 mins) WED 4TH AUG - DUBLIN (2 nights) Accommodation: Barnacles Temple Bar, Dublin Twin Private Ensuite Room FRI 6TH AUG - TRAMORE, WATERFORD (1 night) Pick up hire car in Dublin, drive to Tramore (Waterford County) 166kms (2hrs, 24mins). Accommodation: The Grand Hotel, Tramore Twin Ensuite Room SAT 7TH AUG - CORK (2 nights) Drive from ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta June 11th 2010

It isnt going to go away that bridge it keeps smiling at us , while running this morning Philip finally cracks as he about to run under it, doubles back runs right up the steps to bridge level right over it, turns and comes back the other way. well if you can run 13 miles you can beat your Phobia off bridges finishing the run by dropping back down to circular quay runs up the opera house steps with Rocky blasting on his MP3 player. Jumping up and down at the top and shadow boxing while whooping and hollowing Philip nearly catches a japenease tourist with one of his upper cuts. good grief. Is there anybody left in Japan ? As the world is full of them travelling and taking pictures. We then set sail on ... read more
From THAT bridge
about to run back over THAT bridge
THAT briidge again

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta June 5th 2010

I was at home listening to my itunes which, was on ‘party shuffle.’ The washing machine had just finished and the pot on the stove started to rattle for the veggies were being steamed. As I walked to gather the iron to put it on the ironing board I heard Tools’ song Stinkfist. When I was a teenager this 90’s alternative metal song would be the precursor to an enthusiastic weights session that would eventually never develop to any rippled feature. Now whilst I put the iron on the board, turned the knob down on the stove I realised; ‘Shit I really should have done the washing earlier. These clothes are never going to dry in time. Why do I always do this?’ But as I opened yet another peg and put it on the line ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta April 3rd 2010

(couldn’t resist this title - its being used on one of the radio stations to advertise an Easter sale and it did make me grin!) Woke up this morning, and looked out excitedly - most disappointed that the tent had actually lasted the whole night!! Ah well! Last night John managed to load all of our blog entries, so those of you that subscribe will feel overloaded the next time you log on, it was the excitement of getting WiFi access after a dearth of McDonalds! We were also hoping to be able to Skype, and went over early (for us) this morning to see if we could find anyone on line back in the UK, but no luck! Ah well, hopefully we’ll have access in the hotel in Cairns next week, so please do try ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta April 3rd 2010

Servus, Hatten grade mal wieder ein super leckeres Dinner von Farag, mit Reis gefüllte Paprika und seine typisch scharfe libanesische Sosse mit Bohnen. Das ganze fand wegen Regen heute auf dem Boden in seinem Zimmer statt. In seiner Kultur essen auch alle Männer aus einer Schüssel. Wir hatten natürlich jeder einen eigenen Teller. War ungwohnt auf dem Boden zu essen, aber haben verhältnismässig wenig gekleckert. ;) Jetzt aber erst mal zu unserem Wochenrückblick: Am Dienstag waren wir in einem Outlet (DFO) hier in der Nähe shoppen, sozusagen als Belohnung, weil ich meinen ersten essay heute in der Uni abgegeben hatte. Das Outlet war total gut! Markenklamotten super günstig und wir haben sogar einen shop mit Abercrombie und Hollister Kleidern gefunden. 'Frat House' American Style, Aussie Attitude. Total genial! Dort gabs nämlich Abercrombi und Hollister T-shirts für ... read more
*kreisch* er war auch schon da... OMG!
ganz unten rechts war MATT DAMON auch schon mal hier
nervigsten Voegel: Cackatoo

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta February 26th 2010

I'm staying with Letitia and Michael and their 2 kids in Epping, near Parramatta now. I haven't visited them in this house before, and its fantastic. They have a great big concrete very deep pool and everything! So between playing with Sasha and Leo, swimming, jogging, shopping, eating, and hanging out, we haven't had too much time to do anything else. It's been a great few lazy days, and I've loved having such a good visit here. ... read more
The Pool

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta June 27th 2009

The scene was set for an almighty farewell party @ The Albion Hotel. There was more than one reason to party. Adam Ashton was also leaving for the UK, Cass and Renee were off to Hawai’i, Dave Alce’s birthday and of course, I was trying to down 80 beers in one sitting! We got down to the pub at 5pm because we knew that it was going to be a busy night. Dave was on the scene first and so was Amy. She had a housewarming that night but at least came down to say hello. Before too long the people were coming through thick and fast. Robbie showed up for an early visit as well, while Sandy was away at a hens night. At least by coming early we were able to have a bit ... read more
Robbie and I
Robbie and I
Danijela and I

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta February 11th 2009

Lately. Hey all! Sorry that it's taken me so long to make a post... I suppose I have about a month and a half to update you on what the heck I've been up to. Here we go: On the 26th (of December), I headed back to Kingsford to join Jessie for some more celebrations. We had plans to go to the horseraces on the 26th, but when I got to Jessie's, I must admit, I didn't think that was going to be happening... Jessie was still feeling the effects of her xmas festivities the day before. However - a bit of time, water, and eventually champagne later, we were on our way to the races! Here, the horseraces are a pretty big deal and an occassion for everyone to dress up. The girls will ... read more
Coogee Beach

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Parramatta January 25th 2009

Parramatta, Australia - January 24th - 10:24pm Well today was a little hectic. I woke up to what I thought was an easy day, I was soon mistaken. But I did feel well rested as I got a good night sleep on the couch! It was still hot with the a/c going so I’m glad I wasn’t in my sauna room. So I got up and took it easy like I usually do. Things seemed to be going nicely, not that I really had anything to do but go into Parramatta to check out an apartment at 3pm. So I puttered around the place for a bit until I decided to get ready and walk to the train station. So I got on the bus and headed towards Parramatta, seems good so far, until. I got ... read more

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